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Shri Sathya Sai Baba Ashram (Prasanthi Nilayam)

Founder - Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Location - Puttaparthi, Bangalore

The sanctified abode of Sathya Sai Baba is named as “Prasanthi Nilayam” that actually means “the home of peace”. This ashram magnetizes people from all over the world and considered as one of the best spiritual organizations in the world. It is the place where Sathya Sai Baba tenders you the chance to explore the God within.


Prasanthi Nilayam is the main ashram of Shri Sathya Sai Baba, which is situated in the village of Puttaparthi, 125 kms away from north-east of Bangalore.

About Shri Sathya Sai Baba

Sri Sathya Sai Baba is one of the greatest and most revered spiritual leaders of 20th century. He has spread the message of looking in the direction of God and moving on the pathway of spirituality all over the world. He has never aimed to begin a religion and nor does he suggested his followers to follow a specific religion. He born in 1926 in a small village called Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh. Due to his simple teachings, baba grabbed attention of many people and soon become popular for his miraculous tasks and teachings.

About Ashram

The main ashram of Shri Sathya Sai Baba is known as Prasanthi Nilayam, which is located at Puttaparthy. The holy ashram was set up in the year 1950 and comprises of stadiums, museums, hospitals and educational institutions that meet up with the needs of devotees. Prasanthi Nilayam means the “home of peace”. The ashram complex also has beautiful temples, kalpavriksha (a tree that fulfills wishes). Under the shadow of tree baba communicate with his devotees without any intermediary. The ashram also houses a canteen, a public relation desk and a post office. The huge complex of temple can easily accommodate thousands of people. The most prominent feature of this huge commune is the assembly hall where Sai Baba gives Darshan to his followers. The eye-catching edifice of the tranquil ashram magnetizes many people on the eve of Sai Baba’s birthday.

Temples and shrines in Ashram

There are several shrines and temples in Prasanthi Nilayam, as well as the Darshan hall and the Mandir. After entering in the ashram, one can see temple to Navagrahas, the nine planets, secondly, the Ganesha temple that is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and other holy places like Lakshmi temple, Gayathri temple are built inside the ashram.

About Sathya Sai Central Trust

Sri Sathya Sai Baba is a charitable trust that is founded by Sri Sathya Sai Baba in year 1972. The activities of the trust are divided into four sections- helping poor, health care, education. The trust has been performing a number of welfare activities like medical facility to poor people, free secondary level education, and supply of drinking water, construction of museums, convention centres and community halls etc.

How to reach

By Road - Visitors can easily take frequent bus and taxi services amid Puttaparthi and Bangalore.

By Rail - The railway station at Puttaparthi has frequent rail services to Bangalore.

By Air - In order to reach Puttaparthi, travelers can go to Puttaparthi airport that is 6 km or Bangalore airport to take direct flights to approximately all the chief cities in India.

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