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Anantpur , Andhra Pradesh

Puttaparthi is a place which is considered to be the holy abode of the Sathya Sai Baba. A place that is visited by thousands of people every single year, this is a blend of religion and modernity like none that you might have seen. A tiny place in the state of Andhra Pradesh, today it has gained global acclaim for being a place of great religious significance. Puttaparthy even has its own airport which is generally closed in the summers every year. This remote village on the banks of the Chitravathi River is bounded by the scorched and wobbly hills. Though this tiny village does not offer any of the splendorous vistas of nature, it has acclaimed as a much desired tourist place of religious significance after the establishment of Prasanthi Nilayam, in 1950. When you come here you will be quite surprised to see everything that a metro city has to offer can be found in this tiny place. This is truly a very stunning place to be in. With an array of very sophisticated places as the part of this little hamlet, Puttaparthy should be visited by every person who wants to learn more about India. This was the place which was the abode of Sai Baba who was the living God for millions of his devotees. He was supposed to have restorative powers and had performed some miracles in his time. A drastic change of Puttaparthi from a remote hamlet to a most modern township presents a saga of wonderful transition. It is quite sure that a visit to Puttaparthi would be a treasure trove not only for the ardent devotees but also for a vagabond since this village towers all other religious destinations in every way.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 27.0°C /81.0°F 50 mm 1513feet 9000.0 /km2 Jan-Apr,Oct-Dec Coming Soon


Places of Interest

  • Chaitanya Jyoti Museum

    "An architectural splendor, which depicts the life of Sai Baba from his early childhood till date, Chaitanya Jyoti Museum at Puttaparthi was formally inaugurated on 18th November 2000. A unique museum, which visualizes the advent of Sai Baba through multimedia presentation techniques, describes all those incidents, which reveals the divinity of Sai Baba. \n\nRaised on the slope of a hill, this build is a medley of diverse architectural methods that presents the beautiful synthesis of the modern and the traditional styles. Its Chinese roofs oriented with the Gothic arches and the Moorish spires are simply superb which allures the visitor with its aesthetic beauty. \n\nMuseum opens on all days except on Mondays. Time schedule is fixed between 9 am to 11.30 am and 3 pm to 5.30 pm."

    Chaitanya Jyoti Museum

  • Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre (Planetarium)

    "A Planetarium with a capacity of 200 people, The Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre aims to provide information about Astronomy, Physics, and Mathematics. A show on the space is conducted in every Thursday in English and Hindi. To simulate the night sky this planetarium uses Spitz Space System-512. A noble venture to edify the public on the marvels of astronomy, this might be the first of its kind, which is used for educational purpose. \nIt is located in the Sri Sathya Sai Vidyagiri campus and tickets are provided to the visitors in a first come first serve basis. The English version is scheduled between 10 am to 10.45 am and the Hindi version is between 11 am to 11.45 am."

    Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre (Planetarium)

  • Spiritual Museum

  • Anjaneya (Hanuman) Swamy Temple

    "Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple is the main attraction of the Shamanur village near Davangere. Lord Hanuman is the presiding deity of the temple.[1]The temple was renovated in the year 2000. A new Dravidian style temple was erected in place of the old temple with the overwhelming co-operation of villagers and Davangere people. The temple was inaugurated by Dr. Shivamurthy Shivacharya Mahaswamiji of Taralabalu Jagadguru Brihanmath, Sirigere on March 11, 2000. The temple houses Lord Hanuman which is the village deity of Shamanur.The Sanctum Sanctorum houses the main idol of Hanuman which is about 6 foot tall and is the centre of worship. The temple also serves Davangere people for worship and is crowded especially on Saturdays."

    Anjaneya (Hanuman) Swamy Temple

  • Sathya Sai Ashram (Prasanthi Nilayam)

    "The holy abode of Sathya Sai Baba is known as 'Prashanti Nilayam', which literally means \"the abode of peace\". This ashram is a crowd puller through out the year and it symbolizes one among the best religious organizations in the world. Formally inaugurated in the year 1950, this Ashram houses educational institutions, stadiums museums, hospitals and all the modern facilities that suit to the wants of any of the devotees. \nA huge complex that can accommodate thousands of people has its own rules and regulations, which is to be strictly complied by the visitors. The most conspicuous part of this vast structure is the assembly hall where Sai Baba gives his Darshan to the devotees. A stunning edifice, which creates history by the large turn out of people on the eve of Sai Baba's birthday, Prasanthi Nilayam, offers a serene and tranquil ambiance."

    Sathya Sai Ashram (Prasanthi Nilayam)

  • Wish Fullfilling Tree

    "Located at the slope of Obuladevara Gutta'hill, the Wish Fulfilling tree is a grand sentinel point over the Chitravathi river. One of the milestones in the life of Sai Baba, the place where the tree situates is frequently visited by large number of people. Access to this place starts from the Chitravathi road from where the steps to this holy spot starts. \nA tree, which holds fabulous tales of Sai Baba's childhood, this tamarind tree has witnessed so many miraculous activities of Sai Baba's child hood life. It is heard that, in his boyhood days Sai Baba used to take his friends to the uphill and ask them to think of any fruit and the very next moment they would be getting the same from the old tamarind tree."

    Wish Fullfilling Tree


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