1.Samadhi of Baba's Parents:
The mortal remains of Baba's parents, Sri Pedda Venkama Raju (1885-1963) and Smt.Eshwaramma(1890-1972), are housed in a mausoleum (samadhi) off
the Main Road, down the 'Samadhi Road.' The samadhi is made of black stone, and always kept spotlessly clean. There is
also a white Ganesha idol nearby.
2.Kalpa Vruksha :
The means the 'wish fulfilling tree.' This is a tamarind tree, where years ago,
devotees could pluck fruits of their choices on Baba's direction.
It is located on the side of a hill near the banks of the Chitravathi River.
intelligence, prosperity and protection.
3.The Eternal Heritage Museum
The Eternal Heritage is a beautiful museum dedicated to man's Eternal Quest for realising the inherent Divinity. This is spread over three floors, depicting the teachings of the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Gita and other religious faiths.
There are replicas of miniature structures of famous temples in India and around the world.
The Museum is located next to Administrative Building of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, and brings all the religions together under one roof with the idea of One God - One Religion.
This idea of Oneness has been brought forth through models, writings, audio and video. It shows that every religion is based on the same five human values Sathya (Truth) – Dharma (Righteousness) - Shanthi (Peace) – Prema (Love) and Ahimsa (Non-violence).
The reading room on the second floor has an array of spiritual books and facilities for listening to Swami's discourses.The Museum is open between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon, all the days of the week.
4. Administrative :
Administrative Block Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Deemed University The magnificent building on the hill overlooking the Higher Secondary School houses
the Administrative Offices of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. The Vice Chancellor and Registrar of the Institute have their offices here.
The stately architecture of the building illustrates Baba's saying: 'Work is Worship.'
5. The Hill View Stadium :
The Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium is located behind the Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School.
Shanthi Vedika is the ornate structure where Baba sits to view the events that take place in the stadium.
On top of one the series of hills that overlook the sprawling ground, is the sixty-five foot statue of Hanuman.
There are also statues of Buddha, Shiva, Krishna, Christ and Zarthushtra nearby.
The entire hill wears a beautiful bucolic look with greenery. It is difficult to believe that ten years ago the hills were
dry and rocky. Below the foot of the hills are tiers of seating for the spectators.
The Sports and Cultural Festival for the school and colleges is held here on 11th January every year. The stadium is not open to the public except during the festivals. A special cricket pitch of Inernational standard was constructed in 1997. The Sri Sathya Sai Unity Cup was played there on 30th December 1997 in which famous cricketers from all over the world participated.
6.Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre:
This is a small modern planetarium. Students attend regular shows here. Devotees are allowed to visit the facility during festival season. You must obtain an entry pass from the Public Relations Office if you wish to visit the theatre.
The system employed in the theatre provides a star field of 4054 images, including 88 recognised Constellations and 57 navigational stars, besides globular clusters and open clusters, the Milky Way, the megallanic clouds and nebulae of different types. With the aid of computer control and using 30 special- effect projectors, almost any celestial or meteorological observation can be reproduced on the indoor sky. This allows it to be used as an effective educational aid and multimedia facility, in increasing understanding of the basic concepts of Astronomy, Mathematics, Science and allied fields – apart from the sheer wonder of it all!
7.The Abode of Sai Gita:
Sai Gita, the ceremonial elephant, now in her thirties, was given to Sai Baba as a baby. She has a deep affection for Him. She is wonderfully intelligent and sensitive.
Her Compound, with a stall and a bathing pool, is located next to the Sri Sathya Sai Planetarium.
8.Sri Sathya Sai Vidyagiri:
This is the name of the area where a series of educational buildings are located, along the Main Road (between the Gokulum and the Ashram).
Following is an overview of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Deemed University, whose Prasanthi Nilayam Campus falls within the ambit of Vidyagiri.
9.Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning Institute
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning aims at imparting Integral Education in its programmes of Higher Studies.
The very first building in the Vidyagiri on the left side as you walk from the Ashram towards the gokulam is the Prasanthi Nilayam campus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning.
Sri Sathya Institute of Higher Learning was founded by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on November 22, 1981. It is an autonomous body accredited to and recognised as a Deemed University by the
Ministry of Education of the Government of India and the University Grants Commission.
The administrative office of the university is the stately building on the hill top abovee the General Hospital.
The university is a non-profit independent Institution, having three separate Campuses. Its two Campuses for men are at Prasanthi Nilayam in Andhra Pradesh and Brindavan, near Whitefield
Railway Station, Bangalore (( 080-8452329 [Principal], 8452233 [Hostel]) in Karnataka. The third Campus, for women, is located at Anantapur (08554 –20567 [College], 20744 [Principal], 32122 [Warden]) in Andhra Pradesh.
Admissions for the academic year commence in May/June every year. Interested persons may apply to: The Registrar, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam – 515 134, India.
Enclose Postal Order or Bank Draft for Rs.50 for under graduate courses and Rs.70 for Post Graduate courses. The application forms are different for each programme and are available from November 25th to February 20th.
The last date for receiving the filled in applications is March 15th.
A convocation ceremony,presided over by the Chancellor, Bhagawan Baba, is held every year on November 22nd, preceding the Birthday celebrations.
By the side of the Institute is the well-designed Central Library, capable of housing over 1,00,000 titles. It was opened in June 1985. Most books and journals
are relevant to the fields of study in progress at the Institute. Devotees need special permission from the Registrar of the Institute to make use of the Library. Women have restricted entry.
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10.Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary Schools for Boys and Girls :
The Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School is a residential School for boys and girls.
It started functioning on the 15th June, 1981, under the direct guidance and loving care of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
It is located in front of the Prasanthi Nilayam campus of the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. Boys upto V class and girls upto XII class study here.
After their V class, boys move on to the Higher Secondary School, exclusively for boys.
The School is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
The school follows the syllabi and text books prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
In addition to the usual curriculum, a basic spiritual education course has been made on the universal Sai principles of Sathya, Dharma,Shanthi and Prema.This is learnt less by precept, and more by example – living the ideals in daily life. The teachers live with the children and exude an ambience of love and care. Faith in the Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of Man comes about naturally. Prayer,
Bhajans, stories and parables drawn from different religions of the world are the very breath of the school: these keep the hearts of the youngsters radiant with love and inspiration.
Since the exquisite balance between a sharp intellect, sound emotional make-up and love of God in the heart needed for spirituality, can come only by living properly in society, hostel life is a compulsory part of the school.
Admission of new students for class I (boys & girls) is made every gear on the basis of oral and written tests in the beginning of the academic session. No admissions are entertained for any other classes.
Application forms along with prospectus may be obtained from the school office personally or by sending a self-addressed pre stamped envelope with a DD/PO for Rs 40 towards the cost of the prospectus, which is not refundable.
11.Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School for Boys :
Located next to the Indoor Games Complex for students, here the classes for boys from VI to XII are held.
Admissions are made to XI class on basis on an entrance test.
The information regarding obtaining admission forms given under 'Admission' on the previous page applies.
12.Smt.Eshwarama High School :
Telugu medium School for boys and girls from standards VI to X.
Students are prepared for the S.S.C. Examination of the S.S.C. Board, Andhra Pradesh Government.
Located next to the Sri Sathya Sai Higher Secondary School for Boys.
13.Sri Sathya Sai Hostel (for University students):
This is located next to the Hostel for the junior students.
This is the residence of the University students of the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus. It is not open to visitors.
14.Sri Sathya Sai Hostel (for School students):
This is the residence for the male school students. Located next to Eswaramma School. It is not open to visitors.
15.Sri Sathya Sai Gokulam :
The Ashram's model dairy is a little over half a kilometre from Prasanthi Nilayam on the Main Road, next to the Boys' Hostel.
To avoid disturbance to the cattle, devotees are requested not to enter the cattle sheds.
16.Indoor Games Complex for Students
This is a medium sized compact and well-equipped gymnasium. School and Institute students have regular sessions here.
It is not open to visitors.
17.Chitravathi River :
The river runs almost parallel to the Main Road and is a little less than a kilometre from the Prasanthi Nilayam compound to the east.
Om Sai Ram