The Abode of Highest Peace

Prasanthi Nilayam means 'the abode of highest peace'. It is the main ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, located near the village of Puttaparthi amidst rolling hills, with the river Chitravathi to its east. The valley houses the divine sannidhi (sanctum) of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the Sai Kulwant Hall, bhajan mandir, residential complexes, the headquarters of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, its allied institutions and Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba spent 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 presence and experience His pure love.

Click below for a virtual tour of places of interest in and around Prasanthi Nilayam.

Ashram Facilities

Public Relations Office


The Public Relations Office is located in Room No. 10, opposite the South Indian Canteen. This office is open from 8.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. on all days. The Lost-and-Found-Office is also located here, where devotees can enquire about their lost belongings, or deposit any unclaimed articles found inside the Ashram. Any clarifications can be had by contacting the Public Relations Office at the Ashram.

Special shows at the Planetarium for school/college pupils or large groups above 120 in number may be arranged in advance by contacting the Public Relations Office.


Public Relations Office
Prasanthi Nilayam
Sri Sathya Sai District
Pin Code - 515 134
Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

Phone: (0091) 8555-287390. (extn: 209)
E-mail: [email protected]

Emergency & Security Office


This office is located adjacent to the South Indian Canteen, beside the Gopuram Gate of the Ashram and is open 24/7. Any issues concerning the security of the Ashram and the devotees are dealt with here. Ambulance service is available here, in case of emergencies. One may also collect Vibhuthi prasadam from here when leaving the Ashram.

Phone: +91-8555-286100

Wheel Chair Facility

Devotees in need of wheelchairs may obtain them at North-8, A-10 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The accommodation office also allots ground floor rooms to such people on request, subject to availability. The wheelchairs are not supposed to be taken outside the Ashram premises and must be returned on the specified date.

Cloak Room


The men's cloakroom is located opposite South-1 Block.

The women's cloakroom is situated next to the ladies entrance of Sai Kulwanth Hall on the Northern Side.


Morning: 4.30 am to 10.30 am

Evening: 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Cloak Room For Mobiles


The men's cloakroom is located in East Prasanthi near the men's devotees entrance Sai Kulwanth Hall.

The women's cloakroom is situated next to the ladies entrance of Sai Kulwanth Hall on the Northern Side.


Morning: 7.30 am to 10.30 am

Safe Deposit Locker

A safe deposit locker is made available to overseas devotees at North-8, A-10 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. for storing valuables during their stay in the ashram.

Banking Services


State Bank of India, Prasanthi Nilayam Branch is located opposite the South Indian canteen.

From Monday to Friday
Morning 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Afternoon 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
On Saturdays/Sundays
Only Morning 9 a.m. to 12 noon

ATM Facilities

Canara Bank operates an ATM located near North Indian Canteen. A coin vending facility has also been provided in the ATM complex.

Other major banks with branches in Puttaparthi (outside ashram premises):

Canara Bank, Syndicate Bank, Axis bank, Kotak Mahindra bank and Andhra Bank, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank. All these banks too provide ATM and Credit card/Debit card facilities.


Devotees are advised not to deal with any unauthorized persons for foreign exchange transactions as it is prohibited under Indian law.

Shopping Centre


The Shopping Centre is adjacent to South-6 block, near the Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust (Publications Division) building. Day-to-day needs of devotees ranging from stationery, grocery and home needs to clothing and travel goods are available at very reasonable prices.

Morning (Only for Ladies) 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 Noon
Evening (Only for Gents) 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Book Store

Books, Photographs, Audio & Video Stall

The Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust (Publications Division) located behind South-6, near the Shopping Centre undertakes the printing, publishing and sale of various books, audio & video cassettes, CDs & DVDs etc. relating to the life and teachings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Bhajans and festivals at Prasanthi Nilayam. The Trust also undertakes the sale of publications in other Indian and Foreign languages.

Subscriptions to the Ashram Magazine, Sanathana Sarathi for the English and Telugu editions can also be made here or online at

Morning 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Library and Reading Room

The Book Trust building also houses a reading room that is a storehouse of Sai Literature with a large and varied collection of books on the life and teachings of Bhagawan Baba and experiences of devotees, in many Indian and foreign languages.

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Morning 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 Noon
Afternoon 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Telephone Booth


Inland and overseas telephone calls can be made from the telephone booths in the ground floor of the Sevadal Accommodation building located opposite the Round Block-5.


6 a.m – 8.45 p.m.

Maintenance Office


The Ashram Maintenance Office may be contacted for any civil, electrical, water supply problems or any other complaints concerning the room or hall allotted within the ashram. It is located adjacent to the West-3 block on the southern end.


8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

General Hospital

Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital is adjacent and South of the ashram premises. The hospital has outpatient facilities and also provides casualty/emergency services. The hospital provides free diagnosis and treatment in General Medicine, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Department Timings
Casualty / emergency Open 24 hours
Out Patient Morning 8.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Afternoon 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Super Speciality Hospital

The Super Speciality Hospital, also called as the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prashanthi Gram, is located 7 kms from the Ashram. The hospital offers Specialty treatment in the departments of Cardiology, Urology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, and Gastro-enterology completely free of charge.

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The hospital is open from 8.30 am to 5 pm on all days except Sundays and public holidays.

Laundry (Dhobi) Service

There are authorised dhobis (laundry personnel) who collect the laundry outside the residential building every morning after 7 a.m. The clothes are usually returned within a day or two.


Service of authorised porters at fixed tariffs is available for shifting of luggage at the time of arrival or departure.

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