SREE SATHYA SAI BABA TEMPLE, PUTTAPARTHI

Introduction to Puttaparthi
Puttaparthi is a town in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The original name of Puttaparthi was Gollapalli. The town is located on the banks of Chitravathi River. The official language in Puttaparthi is Telugu. Other common indian languages and English are also spoken here.

Introduction to Puttaparthi Sree Sathya Sai Baba
Puttaparthi Sree Sathya Sai Baba is believed to be an reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba by many of his followers.
Many of the people who are the devotees of Shirdi Baba are also gets attracted with Sathya Sai Baba. They are seeing him as their Friend,Philosopher, guide and god. They are trusting him that whenever they start any new ventures, they will be blessed by him and their business will flourish well. And also for all of their problems, they are trusting him that their problems will be solved immediately by his grace.

History
This place came in to highlight only after several institutions were established here for the well being of the people, like charity hospitals and educational institutions, etc.
The story of the Sree Sathya Sai Baba tells us that he was born with intelligence and self realized fully at the age of 14 and then announcing himself as the reincarnation of Sai Baba of Shirdi. After making his contributions to the society, Sree Sathya Sai Baba died on 24 Apr’ 2011, and his Samadhi is located in Prasanthi Nilayam.

Prasanthi Nilayam Ashram
Even after the death of the spiritual leader, the place continues to attract many of his devotees and his followers. The temple spreads message of spirituality, Kindness, love among each other, doing good to others and showing much attention to the poor and down trodden people.

It is one of the most popular pilgrimages in India and devotees from all over the world come to this little village to seek the blessings of the great Sree Sathya Sai Baba. Once an unknown place of Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi now has an airport and a super specialty hospital and also has several famous educational institutions.
His teachings are based on the principles that make the very foundation of life. These are truth, love and non-violence. The ashram has educational institutions, museums, space centers, etc.

A trip to south India is 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 fruits, Sathya Sai super specialty hospital, etc.

Food
There are three canteens in Prasanthi Nilayam. Devotees are expected to eat here, since cooking is not permitted in their rooms. The food is good and tasty, offered at a nominal rate to the devotees.Only vegetarian food is served.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in a pleasing manner. Breakfast items will be usually like idlis, vadas and upma.

CONCLUSION
It can be concluded that Sree Sathya Sai Baba is still living in the hearts of his devotees and doing good to them. His true devotees feels his presence in good and bad times in their life and helping them whenever in case of need. Let us chant the name of Sree Sathya Sai Baba and live happily for ever.

OM SREE SATHYA SAI BABAVE NAMAHA
WRITTEN BY
R.HARISHANKAR

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