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Prashanthi Nilayam, Kulwant Hall (mantap)
Prashanthi Nilayam Kulwant Hall mantap constructed prior to 70th birthday in 1996

Prashanthi Nilayam, Kulwant Hall, 70ths birthday
Kulwant Hall - prior to darsan, before the many chandeliers were installed

Dr. Kulwant Rai, a favourite of Sathya Sai baba, died October 2011. He had been arrested after CBI investigations showed his involvement in massive financial scams.

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Homa ritual in Prashanthi Nilayam, 1998

Homa ritual in one of the sheds in Prashanthi Nilayam, 1998
V.K. Narasimhan at the homa ritual, 1998 in Prashanthi
The famous ex-Hindu journalist and former editor of the Indian Express Group, V.K. Narasimhan (centre bowed forward) at the homa ritual in Prashanthi Nilayam, 1998

Prashanthi Nilayam shopping centre (recommended by the ashram - visitors ought not to shop elsewhere!)

The Education in Human Valuyes building in Prashanthi Nilayam - ca 1996
The Education in Human Values building on the right, shopping centre on left

Within the ashram - 1998
View of ashram quiet spot 1996

Rickshaw wallak by roundhouses during festival preparation
Rickshaw wallah and festival preparations near the roundhouses - 1989?

Poornachandra with sthula - 1996
Sthula and Poornachandra auditorium (with Sai Baba's apartment right) during 70s birthday celebration

The infamous 'sheds' (or halls) in 1986-7
In 1986-7 the sheds had to be reached by a walk across a small burning desert

Apartments in Puttaparthi SB ashram

View of Hillview Stadium with colleges- 1986-7

Phototaken from roof og Vidyagiri Administration building early 1987

After Sai Baba darsan 1987
Three devotees after darsan 1992 - Hans Baerholm (Denmark), S. Stakesby-Lewis (UK), Desmond Judge (Tasmania)

Puttaparthi seen from Prashanthi ashram
View of Puttaparthi village from the North blocks of Prashanthi - 1997

Puttaparthi village street -1997
Puttparthi village street outside ashram - 1996

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