Brindavan’ is the Ashram of Bhagawan
Sri Sathya Sai Baba located near Whitefield, a suburb of Bangalore.
The Ashram is 24 km from the centre of Bangalore city and
is located adjacent to the Whitefield Railway Station. It
was inaugurated by Bhagawan Baba on 25th June, 1960.
The city of Bangalore is about 3000 feet above the mean sea
level. It enjoys a very pleasant and salubrious climate most
of the year. The temperature ranges from 20°C to 37°C
during the summer months (March to May), and 15°C to 27°C
during the winter months (December and January). Bangalore
receives rain during May-June and October-November.
This beautiful lotus shaped edifice in yellow and pink was
inaugurated by Baba on 26th of April, 1984. It served as the
residence of Bhagawan Baba whenever He visited Bangalore.
Krishan Hall: This spacious and elegant hall
with an enchanting statue of Lord Krishna in the centre of
the dais was built in 1992. This was the venue for daily Darshan
and Bhajans as well as festival celebrations held during Baba’s
stay in Brindavan. This hall has a seating capacity of six
The Brindavan Campus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher
Learning is located here. The students’ hostel is located
within the ashram premises itself, adjacent to Sai Ramesh
Kalyana Mandapam: This building is situated
between the students’ hostel and Trayee Brindavan. Inaugurated
by Bhagawan Baba on 25th of March, 1999, this auditorium serves
as the venue for all cultural programmes and conferences.
Sai Vriddhashram: About 2 km from the Ashram
is located this ‘Vriddhashrama’ or ‘Home
for the Aged’ which was inaugurated by Bhagawan Baba
on Ugadi Day in 1999. The inmates are provided shelter, food
and medical care completely free of cost.
The Sri Sathya
Sai General Hospital
The Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital with
sixty beds is situated about 5 km from the Ashram, towards
the Whitefield town. It provides consultation, treatment and
medication free of charge in general medicine, dermatology,
paediatrics, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, plastic
surgery, urology, ENT surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, obstetrics
Any enquiry about the hospital and the specialist clinics
can be made at 0091-80-28453058 or 28452330.
Also, a timetable of specialist clinics at
the hospital can be found in the ‘Helpline’ file
at the Reception Office of the Gokulam Complex.
Specialty Hospital, also called as the Sri Sathya Sai Institute
of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, is located about
6 km from the Ashram.
Specialties: The specialities
being provided here are -
(I) Cardiology and Cardio-thoracic and
(II) Neurology and Neuro-surgery.
The Institute provides all services, including
diagnostic, pre-operative, surgical and post-operative,
as well as outpatient consultation in these two specialties
free of charge.
For Patients: The Hospital is open from 8.30
a.m. to 5.00 p.m. every day of the week except on Sundays
and public holidays.
For Visitors: The Hospital is open for visitors
from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. everyday except on Sundays and
For any enquiries please contact:
The Public Relations Officer,
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
EPIP Area, Whitefield
Bangalore - 560066.
Phone: (080) 28411500 Fax: 28411502
here to visit the webpage of Sri Sathya Sai Institute
of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield.
The Sathya Sai Branch of Canara Bank is located
in the ashram premises close to the railway crossing. It offers
foreign exchange transaction facilities.
Weekdays: 9.30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
A few other banks have their branches and ATM facilities
in the vicinity of the Ashram.
in the Ashram
This shopping store is located inside the
Ashram in front of Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall. All items of daily
need, souvenirs, audio-cassettes, CDs, etc. are available
here at nominal prices.
audio & video on Swami:
Sai Book Centre
Audio & Video Stall
The Book Centre is located just next to the
Shopping Centre opposite Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall. It has a
diverse collection of Sai literature. There are books on Bhagawan
Baba written by Indian and Overseas devotees, and books containing
His discourses and writings.
The Book Centre also has a collection of audio cassettes,
CDs, VCDs, etc. on the life and message of Bhagawan Baba and
also the coverage of important festivals and events held in
the Divine Presence.
A counter of the Book Centre opposite the
dormitory accommodation complex sells souvenirs and gift items.
Brindavan Ashram is located in Whitefield,
a suburb of Bangalore, which is one of the major cities in
India. Hence, it enjoys easy access by road, rail and air.
Brindavan is about 24 km commute by road from Bangalore City
Central Bus station. There are direct town buses plying from
the Central Bus station at ‘Majestic’ circle and
also from the City Market and Shivaji Nagar to Baba’s
ashram at Brindavan (Kadugodi Village), the timings of which
are given below:
|| 333E, 319
from City Market
|| 319, 321, 322, 326
from Shivaji Nagar
|| 331, 331E
Rail: The Whitefield railway
station with all-India computerized booking facility is situated
a few meters away from the Ashram. Local trains and a few
long distance trains halt at Whitefield. Bangalore City railway
station is situated about 25 km away from the Ashram. For
more information regarding railway services, please visit
Air: The Bangalore International
airport is located 15 km from Brindavan. For information about
flights to Bangalore you may visit, www.indian-airlines.nic.in
The Post Office is located in the Kadugodi
Village (behind the Ashram campus) for all mail and telegraph
Note: There is no courier
service available inside the ashram. However, there are many
courier service providers outside the ashram.
Wheel Chairs facility
Wheel chairs are available at the Dormitory
Accommodation Office located beside the students’ hostel.
Devotees are expected to dress modestly,
in clean and sober clothing, as befits a place of worship.
Generally, people in the Ashram dress in whites.
Wearing of shorts or sleeveless shirts
is strictly prohibited. Women are required to dress to
their ankles. Tight-fitting or diaphanous dresses are
Unorthodox hairstyles, over-matted hair,
tall set hair etc. or large obtrusive hats are highly
Men and women are not expected to socialize
and visit each other's rooms to indulge in idle talk or
gossip inside the ashram. Indian customs and social behaviour
are commonly observed inside the Ashram premises. Men
and women indulging in physical contact or publicly expressing
their greetings or affection are not approved of.
The consumption or possession of tobacco
/ tobacco products, alcoholic drinks and non-vegetarian
food / food stuffs (including eggs) is strictly prohibited.
Gambling inside the premises is strictly forbidden.
Kindly observe silence, and when it is
necessary to speak, please do so softly. Do not play music
Lights-out time in the Ashram is 9.00
p.m., after which devotees are not encouraged to move
about inside or outside the Ashram. The Ashram gates are
also closed at 9.00 p.m.
has repeatedly made it clear in His discourses that He has
no agents, no intermediaries, whatsoever. His connection with
the devotees is direct and heart to heart.
Trusts / Bodies
No institution or individual other than
the following are authorised to receive any donation inside
the Ashram on any account.
- Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
- Brindavan Bhakta Sahayak Sangh
- Sri Sathya Sai Vriddhashrama
Devotees are requested to note that Bhagawan
does not solicit any donation whatsoever and the above-mentioned
Trusts have no intermediaries or agents. Individuals,
trusts and other bodies soliciting donations on behalf
of Bhagawan or the above-mentioned trusts are doing so
illegally. Individuals or Institutions making donations
to such unauthorised bodies are doing so at their own
risk, and the above-mentioned trusts are not responsible
for their acts.
The Government of India has amended the schedule to the
Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act 1950
to include the following as protected names and emblems
under the said Act:
- Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
- The following emblems
- Sri Sathya Sai
In view of the above, no person shall use
or continue to use for the purpose of any trade, business,
calling or profession or any patent, trademark or design the
aforementioned protected names / emblems or any colourable
imitation thereof without the previous written permission
of the Central Government. Any person who contravenes the
above is liable to be proceeded against and punished under
the provisions of the law.
Any person who is using the aforementioned
names and emblem in contravention of the provisions of the
Act is hereby notified and required to cease and desist from
using the said names/emblems with effect from: 22nd
Devotees are also required to beware of touts
who collect money inside the ashram for any of the ashram
services. Devotees are not required to pay to anyone inside
the Ashram except for services like accommodation, food, etc.
at the respective offices and canteens.
For any enquiries or further information please contact:
Sri Sathya Sai Ashram, ‘Brindavan’
Ph: 0091 - 080 - 28452622