Saturday, December 25, 2010

Prasanthi Nilayam - Heaven on Earth...Part 5 - Chaitanya Jothi

This Museum showcasing  Hindu Culture and Heritage was constructed to commemorate Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba's 75th birthday. The architecture represents a fusion of different cultures and architecture forms like Chinese Roofs, Gothic Arches and Moorish Domes.
Thematically arranged artifacts and displays take you back into the history..Reminded me of Akshar Dham (Delhi).
Towards the end, there is a small Mini-Cinema hall where a 20 min video of Sri Sai baba's teachings is shown. I liked the video.

Cameras are not allowed inside and cell phones need to be switched off before entering the museum. There is a cloak room that keeps your camera safe.

The Hill View stadium is just adjacent to Chaitanya Jothi. This is where there was a huge congregation of devotees and dignitaries to celebrate the birthday on 23rd November.

Both Hill view stadium and the Chaitanya Jothi can be seen in the video in Karpagavritcham post. However for convenience it is provided here as well.

Chaithanya Jyothi PHOTOS

Let's go round puttaparthy now.   NEXT >>  
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