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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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  • Timing of the Samadhi darshan is 9:30 to 10:30 Am in the morning and 6 to 7 PM in the evening so be there on time as there would be huge rush but overall the management of lines is good. There are hug...  read more »
  • My family and myself wanted to go to Puttaparthi Prasanthi Nilayam but we didn't really know how to go there. I have an angelic friend Jai who lives in Bangalore and I contacted him for assistance. He...  read more »
  • My visit to Baba's Ashram was filled with emotion. The atmosphere was so spiritual and serene. The silence and concentration at the prayer area was most divine that you can actually feel a divine pres...  read more »
  • To All: A place of peace, tranquality, serenity, purity and divinity. Sathya Sai Baba has given so much to all without anyone fully comprehending the vastness of giving that he does everyday: Water for humanity, Schools to PhD levels free of cost, Free Hospital care for the needy, even brain surgery Spiritual guidance to all. The greatest giver of all
  • Wnt to see heaven on earth then Its prashanthi nilayam OM SAI RAM
  • Heaven on the earth.. OMM SRI SAI RAM
  • The place of second world with peace. It is the world's best Peaceful place it is famous for service and love of baba(Satya Sai baba).
  • So, so Divine! As soon as you enter it's portals, Heaven on earth! The symbol of the Sarva Dharma (Unity of Faiths symbol) greets you with two angel figurines upholding this sacred sign. The roads are dotted with posts displaying eternal words of wisdom by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The ashram itself offers inexpensive accommodations and western and eastern canteens. There is a shopping complex, bookstore, beautiful manicured gardens, huge main temple as well as little shrines and much more. Yes, Heaven on earth indeed.
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