Puttaparthi: the holy place of Sathya Sai Baba
Located in Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthy is a holy place where the legendary figure Saythya Sai Baba lived. Puttaparthi is the center of religious excellence and because of this reason, each year thousands of pilgrims visit this holy place. Puttaparthi is a small village which is embraced by Wobby Hills and it lies on the banks of the beautiful river, Chitravathi. As far as natural beauty and attractions are concern, Puttaparthy does not have many interesting things to see, but for pilgrims coming from all across the world, this place offers great attractions. The Prasanthi Nilayam, which was established in 1950, is indeed an awesomely attractive place. This is a kind of place which will astonish you with its architecture and allure. Here you will get all the facilities like any big city. Due to the construction of Prasanthi Nilayam, this small village has now turned into a high class town offering amazing facilities like great hospitals, educational centers and hotels etc.
History and culture of Puttaparthi:
Puttaparthi is an important holy place for the devotees of Sathya Sai Baba and each year thousands of pilgrims visit this small town of Andhra Pradesh and spend some time here. In the early times, Puttaparthi was known as ‘Gollapalli’. After the Sathya Sai Baba lived here, this place not only became famous in India but all across the globe. According to the historic stories, Sathya Sai Baba was born on the November 23 1926 as Satyanarayana Raju. It is said that he was the reincarnation of the Sai Baba of Shirdi, Maharashtra. There are many stories related to Sathya Sai Baba’s child hood, one of the story says, that when he was born to Maa Eswaramba, he was laughing unlike the other babies who cry on birth. There are stories about the super natural powers and the amazing skills he possessed even when he was a kid. Sathya Sai Baba was a religious leader who united people of many different regions together and he preached peace and love. He also preached nonviolence and the power of truth. To listen to the teachings and practice the path of Sathya Sai Baba, Millions of pilgrims make a visit in Puttaparthi.
Tourist attractions in Puttaparthi:
This pious abode of Sathya Sai Baba has many attractions, mentioned below are the famous ones. Scroll down and check out yourself.
Chaitanya Jyoti Museum: This is an interesting museum where the literature and pictures of the teachings, mission and the life of Sathya Sai Baba is exhibited. There are seven phases through which the birth, childhood, teachings, and important incidents of his life are arranged and exhibited.
Sanathana Samskruti Museum: This museum has an amazing collection of the religious perceptions of various religions. Here teachings of Sathya Sai Baba are also exhibited. This museum has a keen focus on the teachings of Peace, Love, Harmony and spirituality.
Shivalayam: Shivalayam is a temple in Puttaparthy which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is constructed in the house where Satya Sai Baba was born. There are some other temples like, Gopalaswami Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna. Then there is the Satyabhama temple which was built by Sri Ratnakaram Kondama Raju. This is the only temple in our country where Sathyabhama is worshipped.
Kalpa Vriksha: In Puttaparthy there is a famous tamarind tree, also known as the Kalpa Vriksha. This tree was planted by Sathya Sai Baba on June 29, 1959. Located at the bank of river Chitravathi, under this tree Baba used to meditate. This is a nice attraction in Puttaparthy and a visit to this place will add memories and knowledge to your holiday.
Planning to go this place via Indian Rail?
Visit www.indianrail.gov.in. / for knowing specific trains going to this place. You may book your train tickets at www.irctc.co.in/
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