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Prasanthi Nilayam, ‘The Abode of Supreme Peace’, is the Ashram (spiritual resort) of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba near the village of Puttaparthi in the Anantapur District of the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Nestled amongst a chain of hills and with the river Chitravathi flowing towards its east, this valley houses the Mandir (shrine), residential complexes for devotees, the headquarters of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization and the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust.

Bhagawan Baba spends most of the year in Prasanthi Nilayam, and hence, this hallowed township is the destination for thousands of spiritual aspirants of varied cultures, faiths, races, languages and socio-economic strata from all over the world to behold His divine form and experience His pure love.

Location

Prasanthi Nilayam is located in the Anantapur District of the state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. Click on the square to zoom in beside the map.

Geographical Location

  Height above sea level   800 meters (2624 feet)
  Latitude   14° North
  Longitude   78°1 East
  Temperature   Min. 30° C (86° F)
    Max. 43° C (109° F)

Climate

The climate of Prashanthi Nilayam is generally hot and dry throughout the year.

Month Climate
  January   Pleasant / Warm 30 degrees elsius
  February   Warm / Hot: 32°C
  March   Very Hot: 35-40°C
  April   Very Hot: 35-40°C
  May   Very Hot: 35-43°C
  June   Hot / Light rain: 38°C
  July   Hot / sudden heavy rains: 33°C
  August   Hot / sudden heavy rains: 32°C
  September   Hot: 32°C
  October   Hot / light rains: 32°C
  November   Cold and Dry: 31°C
  December   Cold and Dry: 31°C

Language

The common languages spoken in Puttaparthi are Telugu, English and Hindi.

How to Reach

Puttaparthi is well connected by road, rail and air and Bangalore is the nearest metropolis city situated about 120 Km from Prasanthi Nilayam.

Road

The Prasanthi Nilayam bus terminal is located just opposite the Ashram. It has a fully computerised reservation counter of the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC). [ Phone: (08555) 287210 ]

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) too runs bus services connecting Prasanthi Nilayam to Bangalore and Mangalore from this terminal. The KSRTC reservation counter is located in the building adjacent to the bus terminal towards the left. [ Phone: (08555) 288938 ]

The important cities from which there is direct connectivity through Road to Puttaparthi are given below. For further details, contact the authorities in the booking Counter at the Bus Station.

Bangalore Hyderabad Tirupati
Mysore Chennai Mangalore

Private Transport: There are a number of private bus and taxi operators who ply between Prasanthi Nilayam and cities like Bangalore, Chennai, etc. Please be advised that taxi fares between Bangalore and Prasanthi Nilayam are in the range of Rs. 1200/- to Rs. 1500/-.

Rail
The ‘Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam’ railway station is located 8 kilometres from the ashram. There is a computerised railway reservation counter in the bus terminal just outside the Ashram [ Phone: (08555) 287355 ].

The important cities from which there is direct connectivity through Rail to Puttaparthi are given below.

New Delhi Mumbai Vishakapatnam
Bangalore   Hyderabad

For further details, contact the Station Master, Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam. [ Phone: (08555) 280125 ]

The nearest railhead is the Dharmavaram station, about 40 kilometres from the Ashram. Many trains connecting major cities pass through this station. One may disembark at Dharmavaram and travel to Prasanthi Nilayam by road. There are regular bus services between Dharmavaram railway station and Prasanthi Nilayam bus terminal.

For more information regarding railway services, go to www.indianrail.gov.in

Air
The nearest major airport is the Bangalore airport located at about 120 kilometres from Prasanthi Nilayam. For more information, go to www.indian-airlines.nic.in