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Located in Ananthapur District, 400-km from Hyderabad by road, 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 Prashanti Nilayam at Puttaparthi
through out the year. An important tourist attraction of Ananthapur
district, Puttaparthi is surrounded by the arid and rocky hills bordering
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sri Sathya Sai Baba is 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.
It has its own code of conduct, which every visitor should follow. The
Ashram also has museums, stadiums, educational institutions, the Sai Space
Theatre etc. The 23rd of November is celebrated with great joy and
enthusiasm by the devotees of Baba at the Prasanthi Nilayam as Sai Baba was
born on this day in Puttaparthi. 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.
The most often-visited place in the ashram is the museum, which is located
on the nearby hillock. The museum contains models of various temple
structures including the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the Mecca mosque, etc.
The museum also depicts the story of Satya Sai Baba, right from his birth to
the time he attained 'Nirvana'.
Festivals & Events
Many festivals are celebrated in Ashrams, throughout the year. Few specific
This festival is dedicated to the Sun God. During this season the sun is
energizing and invigorating all life after winter seasons. This six-month
period is considered specially suitable for sadhana and is very auspicious.
This festival marks the famous event narrated in the Bhagavatham when Lord
Vishnu incarnated as the Tortoise. On this day, the gates of Vaikuntha
(Heaven) are said to be open for the souls of spiritual aspirants to enter.
Swami has said self-realization can be obtained on this night itself with
the right intensity and effort as the influence of the moon on the mind is
the weakest of the year. In Puttaparthi bhajans will be conducted all night
and it is expected that one observe full fast and dedicate the day to prayer
and spiritual practice to not waste the opportunity. Sivarathri night is the
most sacred night in India of all festivals.
This festival is dedicated to the Guru and the betterment he brings to his
followers life through his knowledge and by sharing this knowledge with the
This festival, specially important in the state of Kerala, marks the day on
which Bali, emperor of this region, famed for his deep devotion to the Lord
and great solicitude for the happiness and well-being of his subjects was
blessed and granted liberation by the Supreme Divine.
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