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by alex prowse on Jul 17, 2011
Paintings by Alex Prowse PS
Sathya Sai Baba, Chaitanya Jyotie at Puttaparthi, India.
by alex prowse on Jul 05, 2011
Chaitanya Jyotie Museum Paintings Blessed by Sathya Sai Baba
Artist Alex Prowse
Puttaparthi, is a religious town in Andhra Pradesh and is an important pilgrim destinations for the followers of Sai Baba.
Puttaparthi, was earlier known as ‘Gollapalli’ and its historical importance revolves around the birth as well as life of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. History has it that Satyanarayana Raju was born on 23rd of November, 1926, to a couple named Sri Pedda Venkappa and Srimati Eeswaramma.
Various childhood incidences (for example he was laughing after his birth, being accompanied by a snake in infancy and many such other), made people believe him to be a reincarnation of Shirdi’s Sai Baba. His extraordinary skills at a tender age made people follow him and he became a spiritual leader, an embodiment of peace, righteousness and non violence.
Today, he is known for his virtuous ideologies and lover of all religion. Millions of tourists flock here to get the ‘Darshan’ (view) of the great saint and to listen to his devout teachings.
Travel within city
The holy city of Puttaparthi has a lot of options when it comes to traveling around the city. The city of Puttaparthi is mainly famous because it’s the abode of the Sai Baba. The various modes of inner city transport available in Puttaparthi are buses and taxis. Puttaparthi is essentially a very small city, and opting for any one among these modes can help you reach your destination easily.
Buses in Puttaparthi are controlled by the state and run to all the important locations in the city. You can opt for bus travel, as the fares are cheap and range around Rs 3 to 6. You have to ask for some help from the locals on where you should disembark, in case you do not know the general layout of the city.
Opting for a taxi can be an easier mode of travel, though expensive. Taxis in Puttaparthi do not run on meter, however, the rates are quite fair and not too exorbitant. Taxi charges will range around Rs 15 per kilometer, and by taking up a taxi you travel around the city in minutes. Puttaparthi is a safe city, and any mode of transport can be preferred. There are no special night fares for travel.
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