Puttaparthi is a small dusty village located in Anantapur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It has now attained international as well as national fame because of the glory of Bhagvan Shri Sathya Sai Baba. In Puttaparthy, Sai Baba Ashram was built by his ardent devotees and is called as "Prashanti Nilayam", which means abode of peace. It is one of the most popular pilgrimages in India and devotees from all over the world come to this sleepy little village to seek the blessings of the great Sai Baba. Once a tiny unheard hamlet in India, Puttaparthi now has an airport and a super specialty hospital among famous educational institutions.
Everyday thousands of devotees come to Prashanti Nilayam to seek the
blessings of Sai Baba. A specially trained staff sings hymns in the
praise of Sai Baba and then he gives a religious discourse. His
teachings are based on the principles that make the very foundation of
life. These are truth, righteousness, peace, universal love and
non-violence. The ashram has educational institutions, museums, space
centers, etc. Every year on the 23rd of November, Prashanti Nilayam is
decorated beautifully as it is the birthday of Sai Baba.
A trip to south India is literally incomplete without visiting the Sai
Baba ashram of Puttaparthi. There are many interesting places in
Puttaparthi that should be visited like Satyabhama Temple, Shiva Temple
where Sai Baba was born, Chitravati River, "Kalpavruksha" or
the wish fulfilling tamarind tree from which Baba miraculously produced
exotic fruits, Sathya Sai super specialty hospital, etc.
Puttaparthi ashram of India is the ashram of the famous Sai Baba. Read about Puttaparthy pilgrimage of Andhra Pradesh.