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Puttaparthi, Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh

About Puttaparthi

Located in Ananthapur District, Puttaparthi, once a sparsely populated village, has shot into national and international fame as the abode of Bhagwan Shri Satya Sai baba. Domestic and foreign visitors seeking spiritual solace come to Prashanthi Nialayam at Puttaparthi through out the year.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the most colourful and multifaceted prophet, modern India has produced, is believed to be the very avatar (incarnation) of love and the voice of one’s own innermost heart speaking to each individual externally. The teachings of the Baba are based on the famous ‘five props’ of Sathya (truth), Dharma (righteousness) Santhi (peace), Prema (universal love) and Ahimsa (non violence). Prasanthi Nilayam, over the years, has attracted people from all over then world. The Ashram has a code of conduct which every visitor should follow. The Ashram also has museums, stadiums, educational institutions, the Sai Space Theatre etc. Puttaparthi was described a few years ago by a western writer as a place, ‘a few footsteps away from stone age’. Today, however that very hamlet holds in its heart ‘Prasanthi Nilayam’ or Abode of the Highest Peace, one of the most important pilgrim centres of India and the world. This is the abode of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, perhaps India’s most known saint of modern times.

Festival at Puttaparthi

The 23rd of November is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm by the devotees of Baba at the Prasanthi Nilayam. Over a million people gather here on the occasion of the Baba’s birthday. The atmosphere around the Ashram is undeniably peaceful, and the growth of such a vibrant community in this once forgotten backward area is not a small miracle.

How to reach Puttaparthi

  • Air : The nearest airport to Puttaparthi are Bangalore and Tirupathi at the distance of 250 km’s and 300 km’s respectively.
  • Rail : The nearest railhead Dharmavaram at a distance 30 km’s on Secunderabad-Dharmavaram and Pakhal-Dharmavaram line.
  • Bus : Regular State buses from Hyderabad and major towns of A.P.

Where to Stay in Puttaparthi

  • Prashanthi Nilayam offers cottages and dormitories.
  • Hotel Sai Vijayam.

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