Sai Ram Dear National Presidents, 


Please forward this wonderful news that our Pathway to Prasanthi Pilgrimage is confirmed!!  


Dear Sri Sathya Sai Zone 1 Family!

We have received formal confirmation from the ashram authorities that our “Pathway to Prasanthi” Pilgrimage, July 10-17, 2022, is confirmed on their calendar and they are looking forward to receiving us.  If you have not already registered before, please do so at The pilgrimage website  and start making your flight reservations to arrive at the ashram 9th of July evening and to depart after 17th of July evening.  


The Planning Committee will start coordinating the preparatory activities leading up to the Pilgrimage along with activities during our stay. 

The Pilgrimage website will be the principle means for registering as well as, eventually,  for getting the latest updates and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) such as up to date COVID precautions and medical travel guidelines, necessary passport and visa requirements, dress codes, designated group seating, meals, accommodation, children’s programs, young adult programs, tours, musical offerings, workshops, talks from eminent speakers, and service opportunities including serving in the medical camp. 


In the meantime, let us continue our 1008 Sadhana program and maintain our focus on Swami as we prepare for this sacred event.    



Loving Sairams,  


Dr. Axay Shanti Kalathia 

Sri Sathya Sai Global Council (SSSGC), Zone 1 Chair 

Brief History


Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi on Nov 23, 1926 – an auspicious Monday in the lunar month of Kartika, when Lord Shiva is especially adored.

His Life
Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi on Nov 23, 1926 – an auspicious Monday in the lunar month of Kartika, when Lord Shiva is especially adored. He was given the name Sathyanarayana Raju. What intrigued His mother Easwaramma, most was the unbounded compassion her little Sathya had particularly for the poor and downtrodden. Even as a toddler, He insisted that the beggar at the door be served well in spite of their own limited means and would often give His own share to the needy. When He began school, His playmates were inspired by His ability to lead them to be socially responsible, spiritually aware, endowed with individual and national character. His friends were often fascinated by His extraordinary powers of creating things out of thin air, knowing the future, deep understanding of scriptural wisdom and so on.
The Childhood

The Raju family of Puttaparthi was noted for its piety since the days of the renowned sage, Venkavadhootha, a saintly ancestor who was looked upon as a Guru in hundreds of villages around. Not only did the family build and endow the Gopalaswami Temple (dedicated to Lord Krishna), but Sri Ratnakaram Kondama Raju, the grandfather of Baba’s physical frame, dedicated a temple to Sathyabhama, consort of Lord Krishna, a deity to whom this type of homage is seldom offered in any part of India. Peasants by vocation, they were known for their musical and dramatic talent and were much involved in the propagation of the sacred scriptures through village plays and musicals. Consequently, the family was given the name ‘Bhat Raju’ (Bhat – priest)

The Advent

23rd of November, 1926, the Hindu year of Akshaya, meaning, the Never-declining, the Ever-full. It was the time of sunrise and the villagers were chanting the names of Lord Shiva, remembering that the day was Karthika Somavara, a Monday of the Holy Month of Karthika, devoted to the puja (worship) of Shiva. That day was made even more auspicious for Shiva worship because the ascendant star was Ardra (the star of Shiva). On this day, when these rare and propitious signs came together, the people thronged the temples of the Lord to offer special pujas and pray for His benediction.

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