- Chaitanya Jyoti
- Sanathana Samskruti
|Sri Sathya Sai
| Sri Sathya Sai
Institute of Higher
Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram
| Sri Sathya Sai Hill View
|Birth Place of
Sathya Sai Baba
| Samadhi of
Temples in Puttaparthi
- Gopalaswami Temple
- Sathyabhama Temple
- Hanuman Temple
Inaugurated on 18th November, 2000 to commemorate
the 75th year of the advent of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba,
this architectural marvel houses an
exhibition on the Life and Mission of Bhagawan Sri Sathya
Sai Baba. With multimedia presentations and fascinating exhibits
arranged in seven phases, the museum takes the visitor through
the story of Bhagawan’s birth and childhood, the prophecies
connected with His Advent, and major milestones in the grand
Mission of the Avatar.
It is located beside the statues of great spiritual masters
of the world that stand overlooking the Sri
Sathya Sai Hill View stadium.
of its Architecture
Constructed on a hill slope, the building
is a mosaic of different architectural styles and a fusion
of the ancient and the modern.
- The roof, built in typical oriental fashion, is the biggest
Chinese roof outside mainland China.
- Flanking the roof on both sides are two Moorish domes
made of titanium.
- The crowning semicircular ends of the roof are adorned
with Gothic arches.
- The two lift shafts have Japanese style roofs.
Apart from these features, it has extensive
stapathi (traditional Indian carving) work done on flat surfaces,
which vastly enhances the aesthetics of the building. Fiber
optic lights fixed under the Chinese roof add to the beauty
of the reflected decorative ceiling. The flooring inside consists
of ceramic tiles, polished granite tiles in grey and red colours,
Jaisalmer marble tiles and white glazed tiles.
days except Mondays
|| 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.
|| 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 pm
remains closed on Mondays
No entry passes are required and no entrance fee is collected.
The Sanathana Samskruti Museum or the Eternal
Heritage Museum promotes one of the cardinal teachings of
Bhagawan, the message of the unity of all religions. The exhibits
displays highlight the main precepts of the major religions
of the world and also the lives and teachings of great saints
and spiritual masters whose mission has been the spiritual
uplift of all humanity. It is constructed in the shikhara
style of architecture characteristic of Jain temples in India.
It was inaugurated by Bhagawan on 19th November, 1990.
It is located adjacent to the Administrative
block of the University. A road opposite the police station
leads up the hill on the southern side of the ashram compound.
all days except Wednesdays
|| 10.00 a.m. to 12 Noon
remains closed on Wednesdays
There are no entry passes are required and no entry fee is
The Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre or Planetarium,
with a seating capacity of 200, organizes shows every Thursday
in two languages – English and Hindi. It employs a SPITZ
SPACE SYSTEMS-512 to simulate the night sky and educate the
public on the wonders of astronomy. The theatre has facilities
that permit its use as a classroom. It acts as a catalyst
in creating interest and also increasing the understanding
of the basic concepts of astronomy, mathematics, physics and
other disciplines in the students of the school and the college.
In fact, the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning is
the first university in the country to employ a planetarium
for educational purpose.
It was inaugurated by Bhagawan on 22nd November, 1985. In 2002, the Planetarium control system was upgraded to a completely computerized system, with an automation system developed in-house. In 2011, a full-dome projection system has been incorporated using the mirror-dome technique.
It is situated on the main road, opposite
to the Higher Secondary School Boys’ Hostel in the Sri
Sathya Sai Vidyagiri campus.
Entry passes and Timings
Regular shows are held on Thursdays and Sundays with two shows on each day. Free passes are distributed at the Canteen coupon counter on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 am. Shows in English, Hindi and Telugu are available on first-come-first-serve basis. Special shows for school/college pupils or large groups above 100 in number may be arranged in advance by contacting the Public Relations Office.
IV. Sri Sathya
Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram (Super-Speciality
The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical
Sciences, Prasanthigram or the super-speciality hospital is
a 230-bed hospital that provides quality medical care at the
tertiary level completely free of charge to all, irrespective
of caste, creed, economic status, race or religion. The hospital
provides free medical services in the disciplines of Cardiology/Cardio-Thoracic
Vascular Surgery, Urology, and Ophthalmology. It was inaugurated
by the then Prime Minister of India on 22nd November 1991
in the divine presence of Bhagawan Baba on the eve of His
66th Birthday celebrations.
The unique architecture of the hospital and
the atmosphere of love and peace that pervades it have inspired
people to hail it as a ‘Temple of Healing’. The
main altar or Prayer Hall at the center of the building, with
a massive dome rising 90 feet high, is visited by many to
find succour and comfort in communion with God.
It is located about 5 kms from the Prasanthi
Visitors are permitted from 12.30 p.m. to
2.30 p.m. on weekdays. The hospital is closed to visitors
on Sundays and public holidays.
For more information please contact the Public
Relations Office of the hospital. Phone: 08555 287388 (Extension:
Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium
Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium
This stadium is the venue for the inaugural
ceremony of the Annual Sports and Cultural Meet of Bhagawan’s
educational institutions that is held on January 11th every
year. Many of the events connected with Bhagawan’s birthday
celebrations have also been conducted here. The spectators’
gallery has a seating capacity of about 30,000. On 30th December
1997, the Sri Sathya Sai Unity Cup cricket match between India
XI captained by Sachin Tendulkar and World XI captained by
Arjuna Ranatunga was organized here.
Overlooking the stadium are the statues of
great spiritual masters and Avatars like Krishna, Shirdi Sai
Baba, Shiva, Buddha, Zoroaster and Jesus Christ. An artificial
waterfall cascades down the hill behind the statue of Lord
Shiva like the River Ganga that flows from His tresses. At
the peak of the hill is the 65 feet high statue of Lord Hanuman
that was built to commemorate Bhagawan’s 65th
It is located behind the Higher Secondary School campus in
the Sri Sathya Sai Vidyagiri Campus.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Birth Place (Shivalayam)
A Shivalayam (Temple of Lord Shiva) now stands
in place of the house where Bhagawan was born. Bhagawan was
born on 23rd November 1926, a Karthika Somavara according
to the Hindu calendar, and a day traditionally devoted to
the worship of Lord Shiva. There is a beautiful white marble
idol of Lord Shiva in the temple to which worship is performed
in the morning and in the evening. Abhishekam (ceremonial
bath) is performed to the idol on Mondays (Monday is considered
sacred for the worship of Lord Shiva).
It is located in the Puttaparthi village, down the Gopuram
Road and the last turn towards the left.
(Sepulcher) of Bhagawan’s Parents
The mortal remains of Bhagawan Baba’s
parents, Sri Pedda Venkama Raju and Smt. Easwaramma are interred
in this holy mausoleum or ‘Samadhi’. On May 6th
every year, the anniversary of the passing away of Mother
Easwaramma is commemorated as Easwaramma Day. On this day,
Bhajans are conducted and ‘Narayana Seva’ (community
feeding) is organized at the Samadhi.
It is located on the Samadhi Road, a few yards from the main
entrance of the Ashram.
|| 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
|| 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
This temple is dedicated to the worship of
Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was brought up in a community of
cowherds or gopas and He is lovingly called Gopala. The history
of this temple is intricately woven with the legend of Puttaparthi.
It is a small temple but of immense significance to the village
here to read about the legend of Puttaparthi.
Also called ‘Sathyamma Temple’,
this is a temple dedicated to the worship of Mother Sathyabhama,
the divine consort of Lord Krishna. This is a unique temple
because seldom in any part of India is this type of homage
offered to Mother Sathyabhama.
It was built by the pious Sri Ratnakaram
Kondama Raju (the Bhagawan’s paternal grandfather) and
in explanation of this unusual tribute to Sathyabhama, he
said that he was persuaded to erect the temple, by events
that occurred during a strange dream!
In the dream, Kondama Raju saw Sathyabhama, alone, expectant
and forlorn, waiting anxiously for her lord, who had gone
on an errand to bring her the much-coveted ‘Parijatha’
flowers. The minutes increased to hours and the hours accumulated
into days but still there was no sign of Lord Krishna! So,
Sathyabhama broke into tears. There ensued a huge storm accompanied
by thunder, lightning and a heavy shower of rain. Luckily,
Her eyes fell on Kondama Raju who was passing across the place
where she stood and she asked him to provide some shelter.
This led to the determination of Sri Kondama Raju to raise
a temple for the Consort of the Lord.
The Hanuman Temple is located in the village
of Puttaparthi at the northern end of the Gopuram road. The
temple is associated with a remarkable incident that occurred
during Bhagawan’s childhood days. One day, young Sathya
and His friends visited the temple to perform the customary
circumambulation. They had gone around the sanctum sanctorum
once and preparing to go around again when Sathya suddenly
stopped and stood rooted to the spot as if held by some invisible
force. Some of his stronger mates tried to move Him but couldn’t.
He explained to His wonderstruck friends that it was Lord
Hanuman who was holding Him back, and even as He said these
words the boys could see Lord Hanuman holding Sathya’s
feet tightly and saying, “Lord, it is I who have to
XI. Vata Vriksha
or Meditation Tree
The meditation tree is a banyan tree planted
by Bhagawan on 29th June 1959, under which He has installed
a ‘Yantra’, a copper plate with mystic markings
on it. This ‘Yantra’, measuring about 15 inches
X 10 inches, was materialized out of the sands of river Chitravathi
by Bhagawan sometime in April 1959 when He had gone to the
banks of the river along with some devotees, as He often would
during those days. Bhagawan has said that such plates, known
as ‘Yantras’, are an aid to meditation as they
help develop concentration of the mind and control of the
senses. He has also declared the tree will attract Yogis (spiritual
adepts) who have reached a certain level of attainment in
their spiritual pursuits.
It is located about halfway up the road leading from the Sri
Sathya Sai General Hospital to the Administrative Block of
the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.
‘Kalpatharu’ or ‘the Wish-Fulfilling
Tree’ is a tamarind tree that stands at the crest of
a hill called ‘Obuladevara Gutta’ on the left
bank of the river Chitravathi. As a young lad, Bhagawan would
take devotees atop this hill and would pluck out of the tree
any fruit they wished for. Thus, this tree became an instrument
of Bhagawan’s leela or divine sport.
To reach the Kalpatharu, one has to take the steps beginning
from the foot of the ‘Obuladevara Gutta’ from