There are many testimonies from various people of different walks of life. We have selected only a few, and in some cases kept their identity confidential. Here are some addressed to Dr. Rakesh Kumar, who gave them the right direction to their lives.


Dear Dr. Kumar,

Thank you again for everything! Everyone who comes across your path are very lucky. We are one of the lucky ones! *

Reetha H. - California (January 2013)


Drear Dr. Kumar,

I just wanted to say Happy New Year... Another year has come and gone and I am so truly happy that you are still in my life. You have always gone out of your way to help me and I truly appreciate it. I can't imagine how different my life would be if you were not in it. I have made it this far because of you and I will continue to thrive once I know you are there to guide me, and keep me at peace. I pray that we are closer this year to a cure for me. I keep my hope and faith both in you and in my prayers. I am both grateful and thankful for you and your faith based gifts to help others. I will never forget what you have done for me, and I only wish there was something I could do in return for you to show my gratitude.From the bottom of my heart I sincerely thank you for everything. *

Raquel - New York (January 2013)


Dear Dr. Kumar,

Hope you're well!

It's been almost one year since we met.

So just wanted to say thank you for being in my life and being there for me when I didn't have anyone.

Hope God recognizes the good human being that you are and helps you to help others that are also in need.

Take care, *
Zar - New York (October 2012)


Dear Dr. Kumar,

When everything seemed to be in turmoil, a dear family friend introduced us to Dr. Kumar. With his support, we have seen a huge difference in these past few years. My family has gone from hopelessness to one of optimism, and we are now doing much better thanks to him. Yet, Dr. Kumar does not sugar coat anything, but always gives us practical and sincere advice. Not only has he helped us in the astrological aspect, but also as a humanitarian advisor, ayurvedic consultant, and a trusted friend whom we can always call for anything. I strongly believe that seeking Dr. Kumar's help is by far more valuable for our time and money than anywhere else.*

VS - New York (June 2012)


Dear Dr. Kumar,

Thank you for your reading yesterday at the NEW LIFE EXPO. Your words are resonating with me still. I remember very clearly your advice to "MAKE CONNECTIONS NOT ATTACHEMENTS." The words had an immediate effect upon my thoughts and goals. I recall you saying you would save my reading for me. I took the LIVCON this morning, FEM HEALTH will be this evening.
I will definitely be in contact.
Thank you, again.*

Linda - New York (June 2012)


Since I have been using the services of Dr. Rakesh my life has been more focused and fulfilling.
His wide array of Ayurvedic herbs have also contributed to me maintaining good health.
Dr. Rakesh is versed in his field, cooperative, accommodating and a good listener who goes the extra mile for you.*

Ronald Braithwaite - New York (June 2012)


Hello Dr. Kumar,

Happy New Year to you and the best wishes for you and your family in this coming year from the bottom of my heart. I can't believe it has been seven years now that I have come to know you. As I have always told you, words can never describe the gratitude that I have for you in my life. You have been the rock and words of wisdom that has helped me through my most vulnerable times. When I have felt most defeated and drained, you have been there to help me back to where I needed to be by your kind, wisdom filled words of truth. I can never repay you for your time or many prayers you have given to me. But please know there is not a day that goes by that I don't thank God for putting you in my life. You are truly a blessing to not just me but many others you have healed in more ways than one. Thank you for sharing your gift from God with us. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. I am ever so grateful and sincerely appreciative for you in my life. You will always have a special place in my heart.*


Rachel - New York (January 2012)


Dr. Kumar,

You ARE the best in so many ways. You're compassionate, practical, helpful, effective, wise, loving, inspiring, "present" and trustworthy, to say the least. Add faith to this and you're the blessing that one's been seeking. The results include increased faith. And, phone calls whenever there's hardship.

Someday I hope to compile your successes on paper so that they may also serve as a source of faith.

I'm grateful to know you as this, and for the blessing of knowing you.*

Jean - New York (October 2011)


Good morning Dr. Kumar:

Please accept our sincere thanks for the reception of our Office of Mental Health's Bureau of Cultural Competence staff by you, your staff, and those on your Board of Directors. We were quite enlightened by the way in which you have been able to transform your service delivery to meet the needs of the Jackson Heights and the adjacent neighborhoods.

We will be mindful of your presence as we move forward with our creation of regional multi-cultural advisory committees.

Thank you once again for your outreach and uplifting hospitality.


Frances S. Priester - NYS Office of Mental Health. (July 2011)


Dear Dr. Kumar,

I can't begin to thank you, thank you, and thank you for all that you have and continue to do for me. You will never know the gratitude that I have for you being in my life. Since I have left you today, I have felt a sense of lightness, a weight lifted off me, and happiness. I feel so very good right now, and I promise from today onwards to think more positive and be more thankful for all the blessings in my life(as I have always been), and also to be a better person towards Davi and Danny. I pray that my illness goes away, and my marriage and family life can have a new beginning. I long so much for a peaceful life with my husband and family. But once again, thank you for everything. I am eternally grateful to you.*


Regina - New York (July 2011)


Thank you for your leadership and your participation in yesterday's webinar. Your work for humanity is inspiring. I look forward to meeting you in person in the very near future.

Frances S. Priester - NYS Office of Mental Health. (April 2011)


Dear Dr. Rakesh Kumar,

Thank you for our new friendship.
We had a wonderful visit at Ishwar Center, where we were so impressed by the excellent program you gave us. Thanks you so much to you, Dr. Laina Karthikeyan and all other people we met.
A fantastic element in our week in The Big Apple!
The whole week was a success, so I’m sure Finn and I will try to make a reprise in one year or so. I’ll let you know!
If your ever come to Denmark, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’ll help you in any ways.*

All the best
Lars - Denmark (November 2010)


Rakesh: I was in CA for a meeting last week and spent about four days with my parents.  I noticed a remarkable difference in my mother during my visit.  My father also confirmed that for the past month she has been much better related to her mental well-being.  I attribute her wellness directly to the pooja you did on her behalf in India.  My family is very grateful for your services.*

Sai Ram,
Manny - California


Hi Dr. Kumar,

So we've made it through one more year, and of course once again I could not have made it through without you.  The words "thank you" could never really express my gratitude towards you for all you have done for me. I truly am lucky that you are in my life and it is because of you that I have made it through the past five years.  So please know that I am extremely appreciative and grateful to you for everything in my life.  You keep me grounded and able to carry on, with your encouraging words and belief in me.  Once again thank you, thank you and thank you.*

Debra – New York


Good morning Dr. Kumar,

I just wanted to remind you of how thankful I am for you and all the help you have provided me with in the past 6 years. I know that I would never have made it this far without your help. I feel I have come to his point due to your support, prayers and belief in me. So thank you very much for all that you do for me and my family.* -----

Chris – New York


Respected Rakesh Sahib,

Om Sairam

What a pleasure to have spoken to such a learned man. - I am humbled by your knowledge and the love you have for the society at large. Great souls do not come often on this planet who do so much for so little in return.

Also I plan with God's grace to visit with you soon and we can have a strategy to expand on the journey of building the temple which you have already initiated.*

Kindest regards

S.S. Sharma – Pennsylvania


Good evening Dr. Kumar.

Today, I heard you speak on WBAI radio and I was very impressed by your knowledge, expertise and sincerity.  I would greatly appreciate some time speaking with you about karma and detachment from a very difficult relationship with my partner who is a psychologist.  I am a seeker of truth and my only desire is to be in God consciousness.  I have read your website and feel that your center can be very helpful to me in my search for truth, love and compassion!  I follow the teachings of Ramana Marharshi though I am Roman Catholic and love Jesus!  I am very devoted to Bhakti yoga and to being of service in this life. I seek to work with the dying. I know that I am not living my purpose yet and seek your Vedic teachings to help guide me.  I have been to India and feel that it is "home" to me.  I hope that I may seek your advice at your convenience.  I will call your office tomorrow.*


Dr. A. Martin (PHD) – New Jersey


Dear Dr. Rakesh,

Thank you so much for the mail. I just want to take a moment to thank you for your help & guidance. I believe Baba brought you to me, to guide me. My connection to you has brought back a lot of memories of our experience with Baba, which I think in some small ways, I’ve taken it for granted how powerful it really is. 

Thank you for all that you do for others. Your gentle nature & your soothing voice itself is a healing tool for people who come to you. I think that’s why you are so connected to Baba & he is using you to help others.*

Thank you again.

Rita – Nashville


Dear Dr. Rakesh,

I have long wanted to connect to you but ever since last October 2009 I have been going thru hell. You had made many predictions about me years back, which have all come out correct 100% but you left me half way by say that my life starts from 34 yrs. Well indeed my life took a drastic change from 34. I started learning the realities of life. . . . . . . *

Thanks & best wishes

J.P.Singh Deo – Calcutta


Dear Dr Kumar,

Thanks for this and your newsletters with such accurate predictions about the future.  May you prosper and continue to be of service to humanity.*

Ira – New York


Dear Dr Kumar,

Can't thank you enough for all that you do. You are a wonderful gift to others & hope someday I'll have an opportunity to meet you in person.

Thank you once again.
Sai Ram.*

Richard - TN


Hello Dr Rakesh Kumar,

Thanks for this message and blessing. I think you are exactly right about the state of things. May your words of wisdom inspire our leaders to act in unison to solve the world's problems.

In peace and love,*

Dr. Bindman – New York


“What a wonderful joy to have listened to your discourse on Human Mind and Human Relationships, this Saturday, at the Ishwar Center. I remembered when we first met five years ago; you stated that one day you would have a place for people to come and do their spiritual practice.

Congratulations! On creating such a beautiful, energy full and divine place. I was delighted to attend.

I will always be grateful to you for your teachings you gave me through the years since we first met. What clarity you gave for my first session. What Divine Grace to have received! You gave me hope, understanding and faith to continue with all the force needed to learn, developed, unravel the ego, and unleash my inner consciousness to the highest level. It all began with going to see Sai Baba. What a Divine experience!

Now, five years later, although I may still slip and slide, I will not stop until I am FIRMLY seated in the Divine seat of the GOD SELF (Self-Realization). Peace & Blessing, thank you my friend, my spiritual brother.”*

Pawnee – New York


“Yesterday I had a dream. The dream was very intense… I saw you in my dream, and you told me something about a message that I have to give to the other people, through music. Your VOICE went deep into my head and filled up my mind and soul. But it was not a regular Voice. It was like a Message in a Musical Divine Voice. It was so Natural, Real and Strong that I woke up in a second… The feeling was so strong and beautiful, that I never in my life had such a feeling. All this happened in 10 minutes, from the time I laid in bed to the time I woke up… It was different than any regular dream. It was something totally different!

I am very thankful to you for this amazing feeling that I get from your person.”

Yaro – New York


“Although I have not visited your ISHWAR center, I have had the good fortune of knowing you and the immense benefits of such a great contact. Your advice and your spiritual healing have helped me immensely, and I am eternally grateful to you for that.

As you know my life was in turmoil for a long time and it is thanks to the path you have shown me and the prayers you have suggested, that things have slowly begun to improve.

My life would be fully enriched if I were able to visit your center but as you know, I live many continents away, in Australia, so a bit hard to get there.

I pray that your center and temple flourish, so that all may benefit from it.”*

Gina - Australia

“Your knowledge is totally amazing. The story is wonderful. What I liked the most was the full form of “WATCH” and definition of Satsang.

I just can't express in words how joyful/happy/excited I felt when I read the definition of life and WATCH. It just changes the outlook of life. Thank you so much for this knowledge.”*

Vaishali – Los Angeles

“Another year has come and gone and so much has happened in the short time I have gotten to know you.

I have been thinking all weekend about how grateful I am for having met you. I was going to call to thank you, but I know I will forget all the things I want to say. So I decided it would be best to e-mail you to say thank you, thank you, and thank you for all the help, support and advice you have given me in the past two years. You have been a great source of support, and strength for me when I needed it the most. You have given me so much hope, and while I have always had my faith, you have been an extension of my faith. I know I can really never repay you for what you have done for me…

I hope you will always be there not just for me but for so many other people's lives you have made a difference in. I know I feel you have been a guiding light for me, and I am sure many others feel the same way. Once again, thank you for everything, and may God bless you always.”*

Raquel – New York

“Since I started ISHWAR visitations I am happy to say that my overall health and moral well being have improved immensely. The techniques and teachings that I was exposed to have helped me to become more focused and given me the ability to cope with the vagaries of life.”*

Ronald – New York

“You have initiated a drastic change on my evolutionary path, I've been experiencing everything at once, unconditional love and anger, light and suffering...but now I know it's only because there are some alterations happening.

I'm very grateful for your presence, much appreciated. Thank you for the Divine Discourse...

Also, I want to thank you for Your Help & Energy. Since our meeting on Friday, something is happening, I feel different, free and so balanced....I feel electricity & different vibrations around the body but mainly head and forehead. It's something impossible to describe....I'm extremely grateful for this state… I once again thank you for your spiritual guidance and help. I would like to attend the weekly meetings regularly.”*

Anna – New York

“It was great to meet the man who changed my life and sit down and talk with you in person. I thank God every day for sending me to you or you to me. I have finally relaxed about my future, though it took a while to change my worrying habits. I happened upon a book, but I couldn't grasp it then; "The Power of Intention" by Dr Wayne Dyer. It reminds me a lot of some of the things you say aout the power of the mind and a spiritual plan for all of us. I would still like for you to find me some good meditation music, and books on Yoga meditation and exercise, and proper vegetarian nutrition. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.”*

John P – Texas

“I had the privilege of visiting your website and was thankful to God that people like you are there doing so much of good work for humanity.

People like us look to messengers of God like you in our times of Crisis when we feel lost and seek direction. You have the power to provide guidance and the right path. Thank you and God Bless.”*

Vimal Agarwal – New Delhi

“I would like to take this opportunity to say that you have helped and guided me and other member's, and friends of my family. Your support and vision have enabled us to reflect carefully before making important decisions. Now you have a platform to extend this invaluable Service to many other people who will most certainly benefit from your caring guidance. I pray to "SAI" that in time and years to come your dedication enables the centre to grow and flourish. You believe in yourself... and the Lord is surely guiding you. My Ernest prayers for your invaluable work in your new home USA.”*

Mokshpriya – New Delhi.

“Your services have been invaluable to me. When I first came to you in December of 1996, I was emotionally exhausted. You spent an entire Sunday afternoon with me, and gave me hope before I left. Your analysis of my chart was accurate with respect to events occurring as we spoke – for example to do with my father’s health. So much so, that your guidance regarding the future gave me hope and direction. The homeopathic remedies helped as well. Your subsequent guidance continues to help me and my family.

Today, my life is significantly better than when I first saw you. I attribute this to your guidance and prayer.

I recommend your services and would be happy to serve as a reference.”*

Armida – New Jersey

“When you assured at our meeting 2 weeks ago that my hiccups would go away in 3 days and I would be fully healed in a week, I was, frankly, deeply skeptical. Yet, since I had faith in alternative medicine, I gave your Ayurvedic treatment my honest and faithful trial with the whole-hearted investment of my emotional and psychic energy.

What happened, however, is beyond words for it is nothing short of a miracle. Within 36 hours, indeed, I began to notice a significant improvement, which continues to this day. Today, I can say I feel cured of the chronic hiccups by 95%.

So, dear Rakeshji, please accept my deepest gratitude for your wonderful healing! I am so impressed I have started recommending you to all my friends!”*

Uday C. Naval, PhD – New York

“I wanted to thank you once again for your spirited talk at ASP. I think that your word formulas are so no nonsense, witty and profound. I hope you will be including them in your website and outgoing messages, and publications. Continued success on your journey of enlightenment, your support and energy has made a difference to those who attended.”*

Georgina Galanis - ASP VP, ASP Network Chair

“Thanks so much for sending these eternal truths. It's always good to be reminded about Karma and Dharma--they apply in the present as much as they did in the past. I appreciate our ongoing connection and look forward in sharing more with you in the future.”*

Ira (Psychotherapist) – New York

“Your prediction about my father came true. My father passed away on July 24th 2008. Your prediction helped me to prepare myself to absorb the shock, and helped me deal with many situations in life.”*

Vikram – Los Angeles

“It's very heartening to know that "ISHWAR" center and the temple of Sri Satya Sai Baba is established in Queens, New York. Many congratulations and the very best wishes for your endeavor and work. I also pray to BABA to give you success in your future endeavors.”*

Ravi Gupta - Delhi

“I am delighted to learn of the opening of the temple. When I was with you last time, I overheard some conversation on the subject and am happily surprised that within such a short time you have come up with this concrete result. So, congratulations! Doubtless, you have a great future ahead of you.”*

Uday C. Naval, PhD. – New York

“Heartiest Congratulations!! Your hard work is finally paying off. I know it will be a GREAT SUCCESS because of your sincere efforts and Baba's blessings. I wish I could be there for the opening. Next time I am in NJ / NY, I will come by the center / Temple for prayers and receive blessings.”*

Vandana - California




* These testimonials are from real customers. Your results may vary.

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