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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.

Climate
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.

Ashram

Trayee Brindavan: 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.

Trayee Brindavan

Sai Ramesh 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 thousand.

Brindavan Campus: 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 Krishan Hall.

Sai Krishan 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.

Sri Sathya 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.

Ashram Information:

Medical Care

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 and gynaecology.

Timings:

Contact Info: 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.

Super Specialty Hospital
The Super 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 Vascular Surgery.
(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.

Timings:

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 public holidays.

Contact Address: For any enquiries please contact:

The Public Relations Officer,
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
EPIP Area, Whitefield
Bangalore - 560066.
Karnataka, India.

Phone: (080) 28411500   Fax: 28411502
e-mail: sssihmsblr@vsnl.com

Click here to visit the webpage of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield.

Bank

The Sathya Sai Branch of Canara Bank is located in the ashram premises close to the railway crossing. It offers foreign exchange transaction facilities.
Phone: 0091-80-28453030.

Working Hours

Weekdays: 9.30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Monday Holiday

A few other banks have their branches and ATM facilities in the vicinity of the Ashram.

Convenience Stores

Shopping Centre 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.

VII. Books, audio & video on Swami:

Sri Sathya Sai Book Centre

Books, 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.

Audio-Video: 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.

Travel

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.

Road: 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:

Buses from Majestic
Bus Nos   333E, 319 C
Buses from City Market
Bus Nos   319, 321, 322, 326
Buses from Shivaji Nagar
Bus Nos   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 www.indianrail.gov.in

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

 Post-Office

The Post Office is located in the Kadugodi Village (behind the Ashram campus) for all mail and telegraph needs.

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.

Advisory Information

Dress Code

  1. 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.

  2. Wearing of shorts or sleeveless shirts is strictly prohibited. Women are required to dress to their ankles. Tight-fitting or diaphanous dresses are not permitted.

  3. Unorthodox hairstyles, over-matted hair, tall set hair etc. or large obtrusive hats are highly discouraged.

Ashram Discipline

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Kindly observe silence, and when it is necessary to speak, please do so softly. Do not play music loudly.

  4. 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.

Self-Professed Intermediaries

  • Devotees are requested to be on their guard against strangers or newfound friends who claim association with Bhagawan or claim to have inner or special messages from Bhagawan. They are all spurious people.
  • Devotees are also requested to exercise utmost caution in visiting quacks, ‘healers with special powers’ supposedly delegated by Bhagawan Baba or spurious people parading as agents of ‘holistic’ or Indian therapies.

Bhagawan 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.

Unauthorized Trusts / Bodies

  1. 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
  2. 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.

  3. 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:
  1. Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
  2. The following emblems


  3. 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 July 2004.

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.

Contact Information

For any enquiries or further information please contact:

The Custodian
Sri Sathya Sai Ashram, ‘Brindavan’
Kadugodi Post
Bangalore- 560067

Ph: 0091 - 080 - 28452622