Brindavan is the ashram of 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 Baba on 25th June, 1960.


Situated on about fifty acres of land on the outskirts of Kadugodi village and next to Whitefield railway station, the focal point of the ashram is Trayee Brindavan which serves as Bhagavan's residence and the Sai Ramesh Krishan hall where Bhagavan gives darshan. The ashram also houses the Brindavan campus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. This is a campus for men offering undergraduate courses in the sciences and in commerce subjects. The other landmarks in and around Brindavan are the Sai Krishan Kalyanamandapam; a residential complex named as Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield a Super-Speciality hospital.

Bhagawan has laid down the daily schedule to be followed in the Ashram. Every activity of the Ashram routine is suffused with deep spiritual significance. See the table below for the Ashram schedule:

Time Activity
5.10 a.m. Aumkar, Meditation and Suprabhatham
5.40 a.m. Veda Chanting and Nagar Sankeertan (Circumambulating the Mandir)
6.30 a.m. - 07.30 a.m. Pooja inside Trayee Brindavan to Trayeeswara Lingam (Restricted entry starts at 06.30 a.m.)
8.00 a.m. - 9.00 a.m. Veda Chanting
9.00 a.m. - 9.30 a.m. Bhajans
9.30 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. Darshan of Bhagavan in Sai Ramesh Hall
4.30 p.m. - 5.15 p.m. Veda Chanting
5.15 p.m. - 6.00 p.m. Bhajans
6.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m. Darshan of Bhagavan Baba in Sai Ramesh Hall

Aumkar is the chanting of ‘Aum’, the primordial sound, also called the ‘Pranava’. The vibrations that emanate from chanting ‘Aum’ have the potency to purify the inner personality of an individual as well as the surrounding environment. That is why the day at Prasanthi Nilayam begins with the chanting of 21 Aumkars.


‘Su’ signifies good, auspicious and ‘Prabhath’ means morning. ‘Suprabhatham’ refers to the morning prayers that are chanted in praise of the Lord to awaken the divinity present within each individual. It is the act of dedicating oneself to the Lord and praying for His blessings right at the start of a new day.

Veda Chanting:

Vedas are ancient spiritual scriptures revealed to great sages and seers while in communion with God. Chanting or listening to these hymns confers spiritual as well as physical benefits. That is why Bhagavan gives a lot of importance to Vedas and encourages everybody to chant these hymns and understand their meaning. The students of Bhagavan chant these hymns in the early hours of the morning while circumambulating the mandir complex, and also during Darshan hours in the morning and afternoon sessions in the mandir.

Nagar Sankeertan:

‘Nagar’ means city or locality and ‘Sankeertan’ means devotional singing. After Suprabhatam, devotees circumambulate the mandir complex while singing devotional songs and clapping their hands keeping beat. It charges the atmosphere with holy vibrations and one begins the day with the name of the Lord on one’s lips.


Bhajans means “Singing aloud the glory of God”. Bhajans in the divine presence of Bhagavan Baba are unique as they are universal in their scope and appeal and emphasise the unity of faiths.


‘Arati’ is the ritual of waving lighted camphor to the deity to mark the culmination of worship. During Arati, devotees sing a devotional song in praise of the Lord and end with a prayer for universal peace.

  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. Feeding of dogs inside the Ashram premises is discouraged.
  4. Kindly observe silence, and when it is necessary to speak, please do so softly. Do not play music loudly.
  5. Lights-out time in the Ashram is 9.30 p.m., after which devotees are not encouraged to move about inside or outside the Ashram. The Ashram gates are also closed at 9.30 p.m.
  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.

A cloak room is made available to devotees at the entrance of the Brindavan ashram. Devotees can contact the office to the left of the entry gate.

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.
Bhagavan 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

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
  • Sri Sathya Sai Institue of Higher Learning
  • Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust
  • Sri Sathya Sai Eswaramma Women’s Welfare Trust

Devotees are requested to note that the Trust does not solicit any donation through intermediaries or agents. Individuals, trusts and other bodies soliciting donations on behalf of Bhagavan 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.

Official Logo and trademark

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

Items NOT permitted inside Sai Ramesh Hall

Mobile Phones


Calculators and Electronic Items

Alarm Clocks & Torches


Musical Instruments



Cosmetics & Sprays

Firearms & Sharp Objects

Cigarettes, Drugs, Paan Masala & Lighters

Candles Matches & Incense

Big Bags & Hand Bags

MP3 Players & Tablets

Puja Materials & Coconuts/Oil

Food, Alcohol & Soft Drinks

Tetra Packs & Flasks

Remote Keys

Open Cushion Covers

Metal Chairs

Pen drives, Cassettes, CDs

Non-spiritual / Non-study Books

Battery operated Toys

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