Information Below Is Reprint Of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Trust  Site

Sai Baba's Ashram


Accommodation  Guidelines for booking a room  -  Travel - Local Information  - Places of Interest  -  Code Of Conduct

-  Ashram Facilities  -  Kulwant Hall  -  Darshan Mandir  -  Daily Schedule  -   FAQ  -  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.

By Air
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.

By Road
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.


By Train
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 (taxes inclusive)
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 room reservation.


    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 reservation.

    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 smartphone.

    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 am only.

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 Complex
8.00 P.M to 9.00 P.M

Temple of Sathyabama - Gopuram Road - Outside Ashram

Temple of Venugopalaswamy - Gopuram Road - Outside Ashram

Ganesha Temple

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


Weather in Prasanthi Nilayam



Summer temperature:

Minimum 32°C, Maximum 45°C

Winter temperature:

Minimum 17°C, Maximum 27°C

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 Prasanthi Nilayam.
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)




Ashram Gates Open

4.00 A.M

Mandir Schedule



4.30 A.M to 5.10A.M

      Omkaram Chanting (21 times)
      Meditation & Suprabhatam

5.10 A.M to 5.40 A.M

      Vedam Chanting

5.40 A.M to 6.15 A.M

      Puja - Abhishekam

6.25 A.M to 7.20 A.M

Sai Kulwant Hall Schedule


      Morning Session


Vedam Chanting

8.00 A.M to 9.00 A.M

 Bhajan & Arati

9.00 A.M to 9.30 A.M

   Mahasamadhi Darshan - Offering Obeisance

9.30 A.M to 10.30 A.M

      Evening Session


            Vedam Chanting

5.00 P.M to 5.45 P.M

            Bhajan & Arati

5.45 P.M to 6.30 P.M

            Mahasamadhi Darshan - Offering Obeisance

6.30 P.M to 7.30 P.M

Sri Sathya Sai Satsangh (1 Floor Opp to Shopping Complex)


      Lectures by Revered Speakers

10.30 A.M to 11.30 A.M


6.45 A.M to 7.45 A.M
6.45 P.M to 7.45 P.M

Ashram gates close

9.30 P.M

Change of timings / programme will be announced one day before in Sai Kulwant Hall, PRO notice boards and in our websites.

  •  Items NOT permitted inside Sai Kulwant Hall

    Mobile Phones


    Calculators and Electronic Items

    Alarm Clocks & Torches


    Musical Instruments



    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

    Metal Chairs

    Pen drives, Cassettes, CDs

    Non-spiritual / Non-study Books

    Battery operated Toys



Code of Conduct

Basic Regulations / Guidelines for safety and security of devotees staying in Prasanthi Nilayam

In order to make your stay in the Ashram purposeful in furthering your progress in Sadhana, kindly adhere to the following guidelines :

  1. Be austere, simple and live with minimum comforts, while at the Ashram.

  2. Be calm and do not show haste. Do not waste time;always utter “Sairam” within yourselves.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Ladies and Gents have to move separately in the Ashram. Hugging, kissing etc., are out of place in the Ashram premises.

  7. Do not group with persons/relatives/friends and indulge in long talks or socializing in the Ashram.

  8. Take care of your belongings while in the Ashram ; this is a pilgrim center and people from various backgrounds visit this place every day.

  9. Take your food in any of the three canteens or outlets in the Ashram only. Do not waste food, water and electricity.

  10. Do not move out of the Ashram needlessly. Be cautious of touts/brokers/thieves/ tricksters. Please do not encourage beggars.

  11. Please report immediately about the unsociable / doubtful elements to the Security officer or the Seva Dal volunteers or police posts nearby.

  12. Please do not move around at night especially after lights-off time at 9.00 P.M

  13. 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.

  14. Photography in the Ashram is strictly prohibited.

  15. CCTV cameras are installed at various places in the Ashram in the interest of devotees visiting the Ashram, to ensure their safety and security.

  16. Please co-operate while undergoing security checks at the entrance. Avoid carrying items like knife, lighter, match sticks etc.

  17. 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 possible?

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 arrangement?
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.

Veda Chanting:

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 mandir.

Nagar Sankeertan:

‘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.


Ashram Facilities

Public Relations Office
Emergency & Security Office
Wheel Chair Facility
Cloak Room
Cloak Room for Mobiles
Safe Deposit Locker
Banking Services
ATM Facilities
Shopping Center
Book Store
Library and Reading Room
Telephone Booth
Maintenance Office
Medical Services
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,


Janmashtami (September)
This festival marks the birthday of Lord Krishna.

Onam (September)

Navarathri or Dassara (October)
This nine-day festival is dedicated to the Goddess of Energy (Shakti)

Deepavali (November)
This festival of lights

Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Birthday
(23rd November).

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 payable to:
The Convenor
Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust
Sanathana Sarathi
Prasanthi Nilayam
Andhra Pradesh—515134






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 footage.





Location :
Prasanthi Nilayam is located in Puttaparthi, Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is 80 Kms from Ananthapur town and 120 kms from Bangalore.

Climate :
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.




Chaitanya Jyothi
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.

Siva Mandir
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.

Village Temples
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.

Kalyana Mantapa

Anjaneya Swami Temple

'Wishfulfilling' Tree

Chitravathi River

Parents Samadhi

Sai Gita—The Elephant

Sathya Sai Nagar


Educational Institutes

S.S.S. Hillview Stadium


Super Specialty Hospital

S.S.S. Airport


Useful Telugu Phrases (Local spoken language)



Hi or Hello




Thank You






Where can I find

Idi ekkada dorukunu

I want water

Naaku neellu kaavaali

I want a ticket

Naaku ticket kaavali

Where is the toilet

Bathroom ekkada

I am from Australia

Nenu Australia nunchi vachchanu

Are you open tomorrow

Repu therchuntundha?

Is this very far

Tsaala doorama?

How much is this Idi enta?

Deeni dhara enta?

This is too expensive

Idi tsaala ekkuva dhara

Make this price less


How are you?

Ela unnaaru?




daya chesi








Ela? Etla?







What is the price?

Idheeni Dhara entha?

I don't understand

naku artham kavatam ledu

Tell me the way please

Daya chesi dova tsoopisthaaraa

What is your name?

Mee peru enti?

My name is

Naa peru ..


























One hundred

Nooru/ Vandha

Two hundred

rendu vandhalu



  Country Code for India: 0091  

Area Code for Puttaparthi: 8555


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