Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi

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Prasanthi Nilayam is the main ashram of Sathya Sai Baba located in the village of Puttaparthi in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India." Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi. "Prasanthi Nilayam" means literally "Abode of the Highest Peace." Sathya Sai Baba gave daily darshan to his devotees in this ashram. Sathya Sai Baba was usually present in Prasanthi Nilayam from early June to the middle of March.HistoryAt the age of seventeen, Sathya Sai Baba told one devotee, "The Sai Pravesh will transform that region into Prasanthi Pradesh . There will rise a bhavan ! Lakhs of people from all over India, why only India, from all over the world, will come and wait there for Sai darshan!"In 1944 a mandir was built to facilitate the growing number of Sai Baba devotees. It is now commonly referred to as the "old mandir." Prasanti Nilayam was inaugurated on 23 November 1950, the 24th birthday of Sathya Sai Baba and its construction lasted about two years "Sathya Sai Baba can be said to be the architect and engineer who directed the entire work for construction", says Narayana Kasturi. Sathya Sai Baba supervised the construction, acquiring of equipment, and watched over the devotees who constructed the ashram." Heavy girders for the central prayer hall was transported from Tiruchirapalli by train to Penukonda and then had to be brought over the district road, sixteen miles long." The mandir was painted blue, yellow, and pink "communicating the message of the harmony of spirit, intellect, and heart respectively; for blue stands for spirit, yellow for intellect, and pink for heart . The rich harmony of the three does result in santhi and Prasanthi ; and that really is the message of the Prasanthi mandir." In October 1957 a hospital was inaugurated on the hill behind the ashram."
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  • its very good peaceful place every one can visit once through out his life...............no body cant able explain that much of peacefulness great place.......................................  more »
  • Supposed to be peaceful and calming. I’ve been several times to support my elderly mother who likes it. I do not. To all the ‘wish-I-wasn’t-here’ volunteers and staff and to all those people who canno...  more »
  • sevadal and permanent staff are really rude and rowdy.they don't have any interest to work and they show that frustration on visitors.they have different rules and rules keep changing with every new s...  more »
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  • Great place. Beautiful calm and peaceful. Food is available at a very cheap price. Do take the food from inside the ashram. Books at the ashram book store are also nice. Great place to visit with family or friends. Om sai ram.
  • This is one of the finest place i keep on visiting and revisiting more often. Be there in the morning, you will never ever forget the awesome experience and would feel like all tensions are getting driven out of yourself. You would feel yourself from within and would see yourself every where and in everyone. No rich no poor everyone infront of Lord would get amazing feelings that are actually his blessings.
  • Abode of peace. U feel blissful. Walk in and u will be a different person when u come back. Spiritual place for people who looking for peace, u don't have shops but definitely u will find wat u longing for. Spend a day u will feel as if u been here since ages.
  • The place with a FREE multi-specialty hospital, FREE CBSE school, FREE top class University, needs no further explanation. The perfect example of a place which shows nothing is more important than service to society. Wish Governments followed this model.
  • Sairam this is ABODE OF PEACE If you want peace of mind n happiness n love of family this is perfect heaven on the earth visit once experience the Bliss.

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