Sai Baba's Ashram
- Guidelines for booking a room
- Travel -
Places of Interest
Code Of Conduct
- Kulwant Hall
- Daily Schedule
Daily Spiritual Activities.
Reaching Prasanthi Nilayam
The Divine Love of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba attracts people from far and
wide to Prasanthi Nilayam, the abode of supreme peace located in the small
village of Puttaparthi. What was once a small hamlet, has now become an
internationally known spiritual centre. The ashram Prasanthi Nilayam (Abode
of Supreme Peace) is situated in Puttaparthi in the Anantapur District of
Andhra Pradesh State in South India. It is 150 kilometres (about 90 miles)
north east of Bangalore, about 85 km from Anantapur, 30 km from Penukonda,
40 km from Dharmavaram and 450 km from Hyderabad.
Puttaparthi is well-connected to all the major cities in the southern part
of India. The holy town has its own airport, railway station and bus stands.
Getting to Puttaparthi from any other city in Andhra Pradesh is easy, since
a network of good roads connects it with other parts of the country.
The nearest airport to Prasanthi Nilayam is the Bengaluru International
Airport. It is situated about 130 km (80 miles) from Prasanthi Nilayam.There
are flights to and from Bengaluru airport to many cities within India and
other countries. To reach Prasanthi Nilayam one may fly to Bangalore (either
directly or from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad etc). Then take a taxi or
bus. The airport is situated about 30 kilometres north of Bangalore, between
Bangalore and Puttaparthi. A taxi from the Bangalore airport to Prasanthi
Nilayam takes 2.5 to 3 hours and the charges vary from time to time. You can
ask your travel agent to reserve a taxi ahead of time. However, it is
possible to get a taxi at the airport itself --there are lots of taxi
drivers waiting there.
A taxi from Bangalore to Prasanthi Nilayam takes around 2.5 to 3 hours and
the fare varies from time to time. To make arrangements for a taxi from
Prasanthi Nilayam to Bangalore, contact one of the taxi operators and travel
agents that have offices outside the ashram. The Andhra Pradesh State Road
Transport Corporation and the Karnataka State Road Transport
Corporation operates buses to and from Puttaparthi to many cities / towns.
Reaching Prasanthi Nilayam by train is simple, since Sri Satya Sai Prasanthi
Nilayam railway station connects the town with the major cities of India,
including Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Mumbai and New
Delhi. This station is 8 km from the ashram. It is connected to Puttaparthi
by regular bus services of APSRTC. There are many daily trains passing via
Prasanthi Nilayam (Station Name: Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam; Station
code: SSPN on the IRCTC website ). There are many other trains passing via
Dharmavaram Railway Station (station code: DMM on the IRCTC website) which
is about 40 KM from Prasanthi Nilayam. You can also reach Dharmavaram by
train and travel to Prasanthi Nilayam by road.
Guidelines for booking a room -
Registration Form -
Download Form C (for non-Indian visitors)
The above linked website provides online room reservation facility
to devotees visiting Prasanthi Nilayam for Darshan of Bhagawan Sri Sathya
Sai Baba. Currently the website provides reservation of two types of rooms
subject to availability about one month in advance.
1. Furnished Room with tariff of Rs. 300 per day
2. Furnished Room with hot water facility with tariff
of Rs.350 per day (taxes inclusive).
Kindly go through the following guidelines to make a
A user-id is compulsory for inquiring about the room
availability and making a reservation. Create a user-id by clicking on
the new user link. Provide the necessary details and activate the
user-id by clicking the activation link in the mail received. Complete
the profile by providing all other essential details like address for
correspondence, photo id etc to proceed further to make a room
Following a successful reservation, you will receive a booking
confirmation mail which is to be submitted at the check-in counter in
Prasanthi Nilayam. You may also show the mail on a tablet or a
The member whose user-id is being used to make a reservation (the lead
member) should be one of the occupants of the room.
After logging in, there is a facility in the profile section to save the
details of the family members accompanying the user who is making the
reservation. These may be fetched for inclusion as accompanying members
during the actual room reservation.
The Ashram policy is to let only families visiting Prasanthi Nilayam for
Darshan purpose to stay in rooms. Implementing this policy, the website
makes it mandatory to mention the relationship of all the occupants with
the lead member.
Single persons, male / female are not permitted to reserve a room. There
should be a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 adult family members in a
room. A maximum of 2 children, below 4 years of age, can stay for free
in the room with adult accompanying members.
A room can be reserved for a maximum of 2 days duration. Rooms can be
reserved up-to 30 days in advance. Reservation closes at 12.00. midnight
(IST) for arrivals on the following day. For example, if you expect to
arrive at 6.30.a.m. IST on 11th November, you will have to book before
23:59 hrs IST on 9th November.
Room Reservations are not transferable and all the members mentioned
during the reservation along with their valid photo identity cards are
to be necessarily present during the check-in time in Prasanthi Nilayam.
Currently, the website doesn’t provide for any cancellation / refunds
option. Hence the devotees are advised to make a reservation only when
they are sure of their travel plans to Prasanthi Nilayam.
About Prasanthi Nilayam
Places of Interest and their visiting hours
Shivalayam -Bhagawan's Birth Place- Gopuram Road Outside Ashram
10.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon
Chaitanya Jyothi Museum (closed on Mondays)
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 P.M and 3.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M
Sri Sathya Sai Space Theater - Planetarium
Daily shows in English, Hindi and Telugu using headphones. Entry upto 10.30
Sri Sathya Sai International Centre for Sports - Indoor Stadium
10.00 A.M to 11.30 A.M
Sanathana Samskruti Museum (Wednesday Holiday)
10.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon
Divine Parents Samadhi - Samadhi Road - Outside Ashram
9.30 A.M to 11.30 A.M
4.30 P.M to 6.30 P.M
Tour of Super Specialty Hospital(Sunday Holiday)
12.00 Noon to 2.00 P.M
Film Shows on Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba - Satsangh Hall Opp. Shopping
8.00 P.M to 9.00 P.M
Temple of Sathyabama - Gopuram Road - Outside Ashram
Temple of Venugopalaswamy - Gopuram Road - Outside Ashram
Hill View Stadium (Statues of Hanuman, Lord Krishna,
Jesus Christ, Zoroaster, Lord Buddha - Entry Restricted)
Shirdi Sai Temple in General Hospital
Sai Geetha Samadhi - Vidya Giri Road
Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam - Vidya Giri Road
Kalpa Vriksham - Chitravathi Road
For more information, please visit : Ashram
Information Page of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
At an altitude of 800 m above sea level, Prasanthi Nilayam
essentially has tropical climate. Just like any other part of
India, the pilgrim center enjoys three seasons - summer, monsoon
and winter. The summer season is usually between March and June.
In late June, pre-monsoon showers bring a sense of relief to
Monsoon falls in between July and October. In late October, cool
breeze envelops the town making the weather quite pleasant. The
weather conditions in the monsoon months and winter months make
it possible for the visitors to travel to Prasanthi Nilayam.
Winter is from the month of November extending upto February.
Typical Day in Prasanthi Nilayam (Schedule)
Items NOT permitted inside
Sai Kulwant Hall
Calculators and Electronic Items
Alarm Clocks & Torches
Cosmetics & Sprays
Firearms & Sharp Objects
Cigarettes, Drugs, Paan Masala & Lighters
Candles Matches & Incense
Big Bags & Hand Bags
MP3 Players & Tablets
Puja Materials & Coconuts/Oil
Food, Alcohol & Soft Drinks
Tetra Packs & Flasks
Open Cushion Covers
Pen drives, Cassettes, CDs
Non-spiritual / Non-study Books
Battery operated Toys
/ Guidelines for safety and security of devotees staying in Prasanthi
In order to make your stay in the Ashram purposeful in furthering your
progress in Sadhana, kindly adhere to the following guidelines :
Be austere, simple
and live with minimum comforts, while at the Ashram.
Be calm and do not show haste. Do
not waste time;always utter “Sairam” within yourselves.
The devotees are required to
maintain absolute silence. They should move to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai
Baba's Sannidhi in an orderly manner without any haste. The Sannidhi
will be kept open after the Bhajans, both in the morning and in the
evening, till the last devotee offers his/her prayers to Him.
Adhere to the Ashram Dress code
strictly. For both men and women, wearing shorts /sleeveless shirts/
transparent and semi-transparent clothes, tight-fitting dresses are not
permitted in the Ashram. Women are required to dress to their ankles and
a dupatta/shawl is compulsory.
Take care of personal hygiene as
well as the surroundings. Do not spit or litter anywhere; use the trash
cans. Tobacco products, paan, alcoholic drinks, narcotics and
non-vegetarian food are strictly prohibited in the Ashram.
Ladies and Gents have to move
separately in the Ashram. Hugging, kissing etc., are out of place in the
Do not group with persons/relatives/friends
and indulge in long talks or socializing in the Ashram.
Take care of your belongings while
in the Ashram ; this is a pilgrim center and people from various
backgrounds visit this place every day.
Take your food in any of the three
canteens or outlets in the Ashram only. Do not waste food, water and
Do not move out of the Ashram
needlessly. Be cautious of touts/brokers/thieves/ tricksters. Please do
not encourage beggars.
Please report immediately about the
unsociable / doubtful elements to the Security officer or the Seva Dal
volunteers or police posts nearby.
Please do not move around at night
especially after lights-off time at 9.00 P.M
In case one desires to donate cash,
he / she may approach the Ashram Donations Office in Room No.2 (Opposite
to ladies entrance of South Indian Canteen) and deposit the money in the State
Bank of India, Prasanthi Nilayam branch and obtain an
acknowledgement from the Banker. Donations by Cheque/DD can be submitted
at the Donations office in Room No.2 adjacent to the SBI branch premises
inside the Ashram. For more information about donations, please visit this
link at the website of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. Avoid strangers/persons
who seek donations in cash or kind for other NGOs or private benefit.
Photography in the Ashram is
CCTV cameras are installed at
various places in the Ashram in the interest of devotees visiting the
Ashram, to ensure their safety and security.
Please co-operate while undergoing
security checks at the entrance. Avoid carrying items like knife,
lighter, match sticks etc.
If any item / article / valuables
are found by you anywhere, please hand them over at the Public Relations
Office or Security Office nearby.
1. Is Registration
mandatory for checking availability and booking ?
Yes. You can check availability only after registration and login. You will
be required to complete the profile (including photo upload, address etc ),
before you can check availability or complete a booking.
2. I want to book
a room for tomorrow. Can I book?
Reservation closes at 12.00. midnight (IST) for arrivals on the following
day. For example, if you expect to arrive at 6.30.a.m. IST on 11th November,
you will have to book before 23:59 hrs IST on 9th November.
3. How many days
in advance can a room be booked?
Room Reservations for a particular date opens 30 days in advance. For
example, if you expect to arrive at 6.30.a.m. IST on 11th November, you will
be able to do so from 12th October, 00:01 hrs (IST) onwards.
4. I have made a
booking during this month already. I intend to book a room again. Is it
Yes, currently we allow multiple transactions.
5. I am a single
person. Can I book a room?
No. Our current booking policy does not allow a single person to avail a
room. We are sorry for this inconvenience. You may, however, seek dormitory/hall
accommodation at the counter on your arrival. Online booking is not possible.
6. We are two
friends wishing to make a booking. Can we?
No. Only families are allowed to book a room. At the time of booking, you
must disclose your relationship with the family member. Only selected
immediate family is allowed.
7. Can I book a
room for my parents who would like to stay in Prasanthi Nilayam?
No. The person who is booking a room must be present during check-in and
during the stay.
8. I am an Indian
National and my family members are non-Indians. Can we book a room?
No. You may, however, request your foreign family member to do the booking.
He/she may include you as an accompanying member.
9. I am a
Non-Resident Indian wishing to book a room in Prasanthi Nilayam along with
my family members who are overseas nationals. Can I book a room together?
10. We are a
family of 5 persons wishing to visit Prasanthi Nilayam. How many rooms do we
need to book?
The rooms that are available online are furnished with 2 cots and 2
mattresses. A minimum of 2 adults and a maximum number of 3 adults are
allowed to stay in a room. You will have to book two rooms to accommodate
upto 6 persons.
11. Where should I
report on arrival ?
Please report at the Online Booking Check-in Counter at the Accommodation
Office (next to N-9 block, behind North Indian Canteen) (View map here)
on arrival, for your check-in. The office is open from 6.30.a.m. IST to
7.30.p.m IST. Check-in outside office hours is not allowed. Overseas
nationals will be required to submit Form-C before check-in.
12. We are a
family of 9 persons wishing to visit Prasanthi Nilayam. How many rooms do we
need to book?
You will need to book three rooms for 9 people, since a maximum of three
adults are allowed per room. A maximum of two rooms are allowed per booking
transaction. Therefore, you may do two booking transactions, to book a total
of three rooms for 9 people.
13. I wish to stay
in the Ashram for a month. Can I book a room?
Online room reservation facility is restricted to upto a maximum of two days
per transaction. Currently, you may make multiple transactions, but you may
have to check-in to another room after two days.
14. There are no
rooms available for booking on the website. Are there any alternate
I am travelling
with family members who are not on your permitted list of family members for
online booking. How do I book a room ?
A certain number of rooms are available under current booking in Prasanthi
Nilayam Accommodation Office. On arrival in Prasanthi Nilayam, you may
proceed to the Accommodation Office (next to N-9 block, behind North Indian
Canteen) (View map here )
. Rooms are provided only for families subject to availability. The members
should carry valid photo id for submission during room booking.
For any further details about your stay in the Ashram, please visit the Ashram
Information page of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.
Aumkar is the chanting of ‘Aum’, the primordial sound, also called the ‘Pranava’.
The vibrations that emanate from chanting ‘Aum’ have the potency to purify
the inner personality of an individual as well as the surrounding
environment. That is why the day at Prasanthi Nilayam begins with the
chanting of 21 Aumkars.
‘Su’ signifies good, auspicious and ‘Prabhath’ means morning. ‘Suprabhatham’
refers to the morning prayers that are chanted in praise of the Lord to
awaken the divinity present within each individual. It is the act of
dedicating oneself to the Lord and praying for His blessings right at the
start of a new day.
Vedas are ancient spiritual scriptures revealed to great sages and seers
while in communion with God. Chanting or listening to these hymns confers
spiritual as well as physical benefits. That is why Baba gives a lot of
importance to Vedas and encourages everybody to chant these hymns and
understand their meaning. The students of Baba chant these hymns in the
early hours of the morning while circumambulating the mandir complex, and
also during Darshan hours in the morning and afternoon sessions in the
‘Nagar’ means city or locality and ‘Sankeertan’ means devotional singing.
After Suprabhatam, devotees circumambulate the mandir complex while singing
devotional songs and clapping their hands keeping beat. It charges the
atmosphere with holy vibrations and one begins the day with the name of the
Lord on one’s lips.
Bhajans means “Singing aloud the glory of God”. Bhajans in the divine
presence of Sri Sathya Sai Baba are unique as they are universal in their
scope and appeal and emphasise the unity of faiths.
‘Arati’ is the ritual of waving lighted camphor to the deity to mark the
culmination of worship. During Arati, devotees sing a devotional song in
praise of the Lord and end with a prayer for universal peace.
Public Relations Office
Emergency & Security Office
Wheel Chair Facility
Cloak Room for Mobiles
Safe Deposit Locker
Library and Reading Room
Laundry (Dhobi) Service
Some festivals usually observed at Prasanthi Nilayam are noted below. usually
a discourse is given by Swami..
Makara Sankranti (January)
This festival is dedicated to the Sun God
Vaikunth Ekadashi (January)
Maha Sivarathri (February)
Yugadi or Ugadi (March)
This festival marks the New Year, according to the Indian lunar calendar.
Sree Ram Navami (March)
This festival marks the birthday of Lord Rama,
Guru Purnima (July)
This festival dedicated to the Guru,
This festival marks the birthday of Lord Krishna.
Navarathri or Dassara (October)
This nine-day festival is dedicated to the Goddess of Energy (Shakti)
This festival of lights
Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Birthday
Christmas (25th December
Sanathana Sarathi is the monthly magazine published by the
Ashram in English and Telugu.
Subscriptions can be made for countries outside India, or within India.
Subscriptions must be paid in cash, Indian Rupees, or per Money Order or
Demand Drafts which are issued by the Bank. All payments should be made
Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust
Books on Sri Sathya Sai Baba and his discourses and writings,
as well as books written by devotees and staff members are available at
Book Shop also one can buy Bhajan and Audio discourse CD's,
audiocassettes VCD's of old and latest Swami discourses and rare film
Prasanthi Nilayam is located in Puttaparthi, Ananthapur district of Andhra
Pradesh, India. It is 80 Kms from Ananthapur town and 120 kms from
The climate is warm & dry almost throughout the year. Light rainfall occurs
during the months of June - August and October - December. Climate is
pleasant during December - January.
A museum on the Mission and Message of Sathya Sai Avtar was constructed to
commemorate constructed to commemorate Bhagwan's 75th Birthday. On display
are many exhibits about the life and Mission of Bhagwan arranged at 8
levels. The architecture represents a fusion of different cultures and
architectural forms like Chinese roof, Gothic arches and Moorish domes.
The birth place of Bhagwan Baba is now adorned by a Shiva Temple sanctified
by Bhagwan in 1979. Puja is performed here everyday at dawn and dusk.
Legends of his birth and childhood leclas can be visualised here.
As you go into the village you can see the Gopal Swami Temple (Krishna as
cowherd), Hanuman Temple and a small temple of Satyabhama (consort of
Krishna). There is also an old Mandir which is now used as a wedding hall.
For the convenience of the local mnsinn population Bhagwan had a mosque and
a hall constructed and opened in 197K. Prayers are conducted regularly.
Anjaneya Swami Temple
Sai Gita—The Elephant
Sathya Sai Nagar
S.S.S. Hillview Stadium
Super Specialty Hospital
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