Puttaparthi is an ideal
pilgrimage spot of Andhra Pradesh, renowned for the birthplace of
Sathya Sai Baba. A vital tour magnetism of Ananthapur district;
Puttaparthi is bounded by the arid and rocky hills bordering Karnataka.
Number of devotees all over the world assembles to this small town
every year to have a glimpse of Baba and being blessed by him. 'Prashanti
Nilayam' an ashram is constructed at Puttaparthi by his disciplines
is the abode of peace. Sri Sathya Sai Baba, the most vibrant and
versatile prophet of modern India, is alleged to be the very incarnation
of love. Over a million people gather to Baba’s Ashram Puttaparthi
on the holy occasion of his birthday.
Prime Pilgrimage Spots of Puttaparthi
Birth Place of Bhagavan Sai: Puttaparthi is rich
with some world famous travel destinations as well as Pilgrimage
spots. There remains a Shiva temple, which was considered as the
source of Sathya Sai Baba. It is the real birthplace, not known
to many, is placed across the river. The temple was opened for the
visitors from 1979.
Sathyabhama Temple: Sathyabhama Temple is dedicated
to consort of Lord Krishna and perhaps the only temple in India
meant for Sathyabhama. The history behind making the temple lays
as once Sri Kondama Raju, Bhagavan's grandfather, had a dream where
he found Sathyabhama standing in heavy rain and wind, asking for
shelter, this resulted creation of the temple for Sathyabhama.