Sathya Sai Central Trust - Address
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Prashanthi Nilayam, Anantapur District
Andhra Pradesh, India
Babaji Ashram - Location
A three hour rail service between Bangalore and Puttaparthi is available.
Besides, once the Puttaparthi-Dharmavaram link is completed by end-2001,
Northern Railway too will run direct trains to Puttaparthi. The nearest
airports to the ashram are Puttaparthi that is about 6 km and at Bangalore.
About Sri Satya Sai Baba - The Founder
In 1926, Shri Sathya Sai Baba was born in the village of Puttaparthi, Andra
Pradesh, India. At the tender age of 14,he went through some weird
experiences, that his family and others believed at the time to be demonic
possession. Soon after one of these, Satyanarayan asserted that the spirit
of a guru known as Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Maharashtra, who had died more than
twenty years earlier, had come into him.
About Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prashanthi Nilayam is a well designed and a systematic ashram. The Sathya Sai baba trust
endorses a several faultless temples, a kalpavriksha or the wish-fulfilling
tree and a 'meditation tree', and a darshan hall where the Swami meets his
devotees. The campus also houses a post office, a public relations desk, a
canteen and even a bakery. The ashram was inaugurated by Swami Sathya Sai baba
on November 23, 1950, on his 25th birthday. During that time, it was of
course, a new temple, that was constructed to accommodate the increasing
numbers of devotees. By then, the young Swami's fame and Sathya Sai baba miracles had swept through newly
independent India. People crowd the ashram to watch his 'miracles' -- the
way he plucked things like flowers, candy, idols, nectar out of thin air.
Prashanthi Nilayam has developed into an unexceptional ashram, with a free
school and a deemed university, as well as a super-specialty hospital with
good facilities. Interestingly, an open-heart surgery and kidney transplants
are performed free of charge for the needy every day. This free hospital
will also serve the poor. The Swami has proclaimed that he will attain
samadhi at age 93, that enables him to work for two more decades towards
achieving his objectives.
Activities At Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Ashram
The activities at the ashram start in the morning at around 4 am and stops
in the night at 9 pm. The ashram is quite only for two hours after lunch,
otherwise it is bustling with activities and programmes through out the day.
The ashram authorities wish that the visitors should work and help in making
the environment clean.