The holy place of Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi is a one-stop destination to enjoy spiritual divinity in the true term. A small hill station in Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi has significantly gained much fame of its religious importance. Numerous devotees all over the world visit the small religious town to witness the divinity of Sai Baba.
Located in the south-west part of Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi is a sight to wonder. Surrounded by rugged hills, Puttaparthi holds a perfect go-to spot.
Other than the beautiful place Puttaparthi pertains, it majorly attracts the tourists is to witness the birthplace of Sai Baba.
Satyanarayana Raju took birth in the year of 1926 on 23rd November in this obscure village, Puttaparthi. The act of supernatural abilities has treated many people from his initial stage of life. The activities concerned the family where various Vedic Doctors fail to diagnose. He declared himself the new incarnation of Sai Baba (the saint from Shirdi, Maharastra ) at the age of fourteen who died 80 years before Satya was born.
Fame and an increasing number of followers spread all over which made the place a hotspot for tourism. Because of the establishment of the ashram in 1950 many international tourists got the attraction. The power of materializing sacred ash with elements and performing many spiritual activities, Sai Baba gather the faith of millions of devotees.
On 23rd November a number of followers gather Puttaparthi to pay homage to Shri Sathya Sai Baba. Other than the Ashram, Puttaparthi entertains its fellow travellers with various places.
If religious centers are not your choice, don’t worry! The place beholds many places which attract the culture lover tourist. Where the religious center is the main focus, one can found many architectural flashes of brilliance that attract everyone’s genre of tourists instantly.
The building is a two-storied sanctum that stands for a symbol of religious tolerance. The second floor of the hall contains various balcony symbolising various faith. The white dome and the multicolour structure delights the eye and the tourist at an instance.
The year 2000 marked the inauguration of the Museum that holds various artifacts depicting the life of Sai Baba. The architecture is the fusion of Chinese Thai and Japenese style which is unique on its own. With elements like gothic arches and Chinese rooftop, it improvises the uniqueness even more. The museum stand amidst in a perfect angle which provides a great scenic view.
It was during the year 1985 which announced the opening of the theatre or planetarium. The main objective behind the inauguration of Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre is to extensively provide knowledge in the field of maths, astronomy, and physics. In recent times the planetarium showcases many shows at a feasible cost.
Located in the Gopuram Road, Anjaneya Hanuman Swamy Temple is another tourist spot in Puttaparthi. The temple beholds a shiva lingam that Sai Baba brought right away from Kasim.
Apart from his meticulous power of supernatural abilities, Sathya Sai Baba was extremely talented in devotional music, dance, and drama. The Sathya Sai Baba organizations have over one thousand and two hundred centers in over one hundred and twenty-six countries.
The centers have helped him to incorporate various free hospitals, various social projects, and schools. As per belief, one of the biggest wonders he achieved was in the year 1963 where he curated himself from paralysis in front of thousands of people.
Puttaparthi has an accessible transport facility. If traveling from Hyderabad, it takes 10 hours to reach the place and if it is from Chennai it takes 11 hours to reach. Dharmavarman is the nearest railway. Every week from Mumbai and Chennai there are two flights that can be scheduled.