Sri Sathya Sai Ashram, Whitefield - Bangalore
Sri Sathya Sai Ashram, Whitefield - The Ashram is located at Whitefield, 16 kms from Bangalore (Bengaluru). It is also known as Prashanthi Nilayam. It is one of the Ashrams dedicated to Sri Satya Sai Baba, a famous religious teacher. A large number of devotees come here from all over the world, for Sri Saibaba's darshan and blessings whenever he visits the Ashram.
The Ashram has taken up various social activities including managing a 1000 bed multi-specialty hospital. Many patients from India and abroad visit this hospital for various treatments. Poor and needy are provided with necessary medical treatment at a concessional rate or even free of charge depending upon each case.
The Ashram manages several educational institutions including professional colleges. The ashram is quiet and peaceful. The devotees come from all over the world to visit the ashram.
The main Ashram of Sri Satya Saibaba is at Puttaparthi in Ananthpur District of Andhra Pradesh, about 100 km away from Bangalore.
The daily program at Sathya Sai Baba's ashrams usually begin with the chanting of "OM" and a morning prayer (Suprabatham). This is followed by Veda Parayan (chanting of the Vedas), nagarasankirtana (morning devotional songs) and twice a day bhajans and darshan(appearance of Sai Baba to devotees). Particularly significant are the darshans during October (the Dasara holidays and November (the month of Sai Baba's birth).
During darshan Sathya Sai Baba walks among his followers and may interact with people, accept letters, materialize and distribute vibhuti (sacred ash) or call groups or individuals for interviews. Interviews are chosen solely by the guru's discretion. Followers consider it a great privilege to get an interview and sometimes a single person, group or family will be invited for a private interview.
People who receive such interviews may be startled by the materializations and the disclosures that Sathya Sai Baba as a clairvoyant reveals of their own lives. Sathya Sai Baba claims that his darshan has spiritual benefits, which is a common belief among Hindus regarding saints and gurus.
Buildings and Landmarks inside the Ashram include:
Trayee Brindavan is the residence of Sri Sathya Sai Baba in Whitefield. He stays here whenever he comes to Bangalore. It is a beautiful, lotus shaped, building in pink and yellow and was inaugurated by Baba on 26th April 1984.
Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall
Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall was built in the year 1992 and houses a captivating statue of Lord Krishna. It is here that Baba gives darshan, when he is in Whitefield. The hall also serves as the venue for bhajans as well as festivities held during the stay of Baba.
The campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning is situated inside the premises of the ashram. There is also a hostel for students inside the ashram complex, adjoining Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall.
SAI KRISHAN KALYANA MANDAPAM
Sai Krishan Kalyana Mandapam is an auditorium, located between the Student's hostel and Trayee Brindavan. It was inaugurated on 25th March 1999 and is used for holding cultural programs and conferences.
WHOW TO EACH SRI SATHYA SAI ASHRAM:
Brindavana,Next Wfd Railway Gate
Kadugodi, Bangalore, 560006
+91 80 28452622