Puttaparthi Sai Baba Temple, Puttaparthi

The primary ashram in Puttaparthi is known as Prasanthi Nilayam. Prasanthi Nilayam method “the domicile of maximum peace”, the name given to the ashram of the Kalki avataar, Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Puttaparthi. In 1950, on his 25th birthday, the seer inaugurated this ashram. This heavenly home accommodates super temples, public members of the family desk, submit workplace, canteen, bakery, kitchens, dining halls, visitor houses, dormitories and many others. It also homes a huge ‘Darshan corridor’ callled “kulwant hall”, a place where Sri Sathya Sai Baba gave darshan to his devotees.

The Sathya Sai organisation (or Sri Sathya Sai Seva organisation) changed into founded inside the 1960s through Sathya Sai Baba.First of all referred to as the “Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi”,it turned into established “to enable its contributors to adopt service activities as a method to spiritual advancement.” The Sathya Sai company reviews that there are an expected 1,200 Sathya Sai Baba Centres in 114 countries. However, the wide variety of active Sai Baba fans is hard to decide. Estimates range from 6 million up to nearly a hundred million. In India itself, Sai Baba drew followers predominantly from the higher-center-magnificence, the city sections of society who’ve the “most wealth, schooling and publicity to Western thoughts.”In 2002, he claimed to have followers in 178 countries. Sathya Sai Baba based a massive range of colleges and faculties, hospitals, and different charitable establishments in India and abroad, the internet economic capital of that is generally anticipated at Rs. 400 billion (US$9 billion).But, estimates as high as 1.Four trillion rupees (about US$31.5bn) have also been made. After his death, questions about the way wherein the finances of the organisation had been going to be controlled led to speculations of impropriety, with a few reviews suggesting that suitcases containing coins and/or gold were eliminated from his personal lodgings.

On 17 June 2011, officials from the Sri Sathya Sai crucial consider opened his non-public house in the presence of presidency, bank and tax department officers.Inside the non-public residence, which had been sealed considering that his demise, they inventoried ninety eight kg of gold ornaments, approximate value Rs 21 crores (US$4.7m), 307 kg of silver adorns, approximate cost Rs 16 million (US$zero.36m), and Rs 116 million (US$2.6m) in coins. The cash become deposited into the Sai agree with’s account at the country financial institution of India with price of government taxes (as a result moving them from religious presents to trust assets.) The gold and different objects were inventoried, assessed, and positioned in at ease garage. In July, district government inventoried a further Rs 7.7 million (US$0.17m) in valuables in another 4 rooms.The full cost of these gadgets is believed to exceed 7.Eight million US bucks.Also inventoried at Yajurmandir have been hundreds of pure silk sarees, dhotis, shirts, 500 pairs of shoes, dozens of bottles of fragrance and hairspray, watches, a huge quantity of silver and gold “mangala sutrams”, and treasured stones consisting of diamonds. There have been also 750 saffron and white gowns of the type Sai Baba wore.In July 2011, a similar starting of his Bangalore-place ashram tallied 6 kg of gold cash and jewellery, 245 kg of silver articles and Rs 8 million in cash. Those items and goods are believed to were donated through the years via Sai Baba’s devotees from everywhere in the global as religious items.

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  • By Road: The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) operates bus services from Puttaparthi bus station. People visit Puttapathi from all over India, and most State transport services also ply buses to Puttaparthi.Puttaparthi is well connected by road to the district headquarters Anantapur (84 km), Hyderabad, (441 km), Bangalore (154 km) and all parts of Anantapur district.
  • By Train: Puttaparthi has a railway station named as Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam which started functioning from 23 November 2000, which was Baba’s 75th birth anniversary. It is about 8 km from the ashram. This station falls under the Bangalore Division of the South Western Railway and lies on the Bangalore-Guntakal railway line. It is easy to reach the town from the railway station in 20-25 mins, through various modes of transport like cabs, autorickshaws and APSRTC buses. The town is connected directly by train to Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Kolkata.[8] and Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam railway station is the 5th busiest station in Bangalore division
  • By Air: Puttaparthi Airport is a domestic airport situated in the town.The nearest International airport is the Kempegowda International Airport at Devanahalli, a suburb of Bangalore which is about 119 km from Puttaparthi
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  • Nearest airport is Devanahalli
  • Nearest railway station is Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam
  • Nearest bus stations is Puttaparthi¬†
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