Sathya Sai Superspeciality hospital is about 8 km from the ashram.
a thing of architectural beauty with cool interiors and peaceful atmosphere.
most of the work done by a dedicated team of proffessionals and volunteers.
They have a fullfledged cardiac, cardiothorasic,orthopedics, urology and ophthalmology department. everything is done free of cost. They have a huge backlog that they have almost stopped accepting new cases for surgery
entry and photography restricted.
for visiting write to the PRO
I had to sit in front of the temple for an hour waiting for my sister. A vantage point to watch people. I also saw a few almost near accidents with bullock carts , bulls, goats, people, trucks, autos, bicycles, cycle rickshaws, trucks and buses competing for space.
keep left? keep right ? no close our eyes and walk!
a shiva temple dated 11th century, built in stone dedicated to a spider,elephant and snake who attained moksha here.
the building of this stone temple was initiated by the pallavas,continued by cholas,vijayanagar kings ,latest renovation by nattukottachettiyar in 1912.
has 4 gopurams each an artistic delight.main one measures 120 ft.
inside down in the basin of the river ,there is a small temple dedicated to pathala ganapathy. larger main temple has idols of shiva, parvathi and ganesha.The main idol is the shiva linga , called vayulinga .
it is a pity that photography is prohibited inside .lots to see and learn
ganesha chathurthi festival comes in August .Each street will have a Ganesha idol decked up, there is week long celebrations till the idol is immersed in water.The whole village takes part with drums and dancing vibrant atmosphere
i participated in one such pooja
in the evenings take a walk along the road from ashram going to bangalore, on either side you can see the teachings of saibaba written in various languages .it is interesting to see and worth a translation
Tirupati town is at the foot of the hill on which is the famous Venkatesha temple. The sacred spot on the hill about 2,800 feet above sea level is known as Tirumala. The hill forms part of the Eastern Ghats . It is said that the Eastern Ghats on this side along with their curves, heights and falls resemble the serpent Adisesha and that the seven hills of Tirupati are its seven hoods. The legend say that Vishnu of his own choice came down to stay here for the benefit of humanity. This place is one of the most famous pilgrim centers in South India.
Thirupathi is a holy place to hindus. Lord Balaji's temple is on the hills. Thousands of people visit the temple everyday. It is a 9 kilometer walk to the top of the hill.
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39-1-63, M.G. Road, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, 520001, India
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