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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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  • Prashanti Nilyam - Welcome to the aboard of peace... This tiny hamlet is famous for the spiritual guru Sai Baba. The place is surrounded by a chain of hills and provides beautiful view of the nature. ...  more »
  • I love this place. It gives a very peaceful, blissful, loving experience every time i visit this place. February - July and October to January are busy periods. Many people from all over the world vis...  more »
  • Beautiful Prashanti always offering an intense spjritual atmosphere that will your Life forever. Sairam. 
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  • I had visited hear twice and got the golden chance to meet baba (sri satya sai baba). It is a beautiful place..
  • its osm place in the world... i love to visit here always ...its my swami's place... i love my seva ..... love u swami ji for everything.......sai ram ji...👏👏👏👏
  • Aum Sri Sai Ram Beautiful place everyone must visit
  • Peace and tranquility, helps you immerse in a different world. one can spend quality time to rest your mind from hussels and bushels of hectic and worldly possessions of human nature
  • very beautiful place to visit.. its very peace and loved to be visited as swamy devotee from past 30 years.