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“Best Sathya Sai Temple in Chennai.”

Puttaparthi Sairam Temple Sundaram
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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54 reviews
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“Best Sathya Sai Temple in Chennai.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

I have visited this temple several times for the evening Bhajans on Sunday. It is a meeting place for all Sathya Sai devotees . The temple used to get crowded during the visits of Sathya Saibaba to Chennai when he was alive but now it is not so crowded.

Visited June 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Abode of Sathya Sai Baba in Chennai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

Devoted to the cause of Love All Serve All, Help Ever Hurt Never, this abode of peace is in the midst of chaos and confusion. If you are looking for a place to contemplate of your self, then this is the place. If you are looking to do some service to the needyt, your search will end here.

I am happy to say that i am part of this great organization. Jai Sairam.

Visited April 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“SUNDARAM as the very name suggests, is sheer beauty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

This Puttaparthy Baba temple is not known to many and is truly a fascinating one. It is situated in R.A. Puram just past the boat club and the name was earlier Pughs road , is now renamed as Sundaram road.
The temple is wonderfully painted in a blissful pink with lovely architecture.
There are two seperate gate entrances, one for ladies and the other for gents.
On Thursdays, Sundays and special occasions, you will find large crowds during the evening bhajan sessions and early morning for nagarsankeerthans or performing Narayana seva .
When the main hall is full, devotees gather to be seated in the sands spread out to listen to the bhajans , which is brought out via loudspeakers. There are chairs laid out for the elderly on the sands.
Very kind seva dals ( volunteers) help in all kinds of work , right from cleaning the premise, watering the plants, decorating the altar, making flower garlands, preparing vibhuti packets for distribution, lining visitors for darshan, etc.
You can see the main hall is tastefully decorated with ornate doors and windows with a big picture of Baba greeting you. There are other altars too... Ganesha, Subrsahmanya, Shiva Parvati , Shirdi Sai baba, Lord Krishna under the backdrop of a huge tree and a beautifu Lingam which was manifested by Swami, close to the first entrance on the gents' side. On the Shivrathri of every month, there are abhishams taking place to the Lingam and also chanting of the Rudram chamakam. There is also the navagrahs, where in you can circle around and worship.
SUNDARAM also has a blood bank office and an administrative office where you can get all details. There are lovely book stalls selling books and other items such as scented agarbathis and many other pooja items and music CD's of Sai Bhajans.
There is also a book library recently inaugurated which hosts a fine collection of books on Baba in different languages.
On the whole, its a blissful experience that engulfs the atmosphere when you set foot there.
Sai baba's " Love all -Serve all" message is very evident here. The place is very quiet and has a
reputation for many miracles, as i have myself encountered. Baba used to reside here when He was in Chennai during His early visits. Sathyam - Shivam - Sundaram ...Sundaram is is the last of the Trinity abodes and you are certainly missing something, if you have made a trip to Chennai and not visited this wonderful place. I am a frequent visitor to this place as i try to make it a point to attend the bhajans on Thursay or Sunday in the evenings between 4.30 pm to 7 pm. The place is serence and quiet and can boast of a clean environment too.

Visited January 2013
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“BEAUTIFUL ABODE OF BHAGAWAN BABA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

The most appealing, attractive and absolutely immaculate building dedicated to devotees of Chennai by Bhagawan Baba on 19.01.1975 is indeed a place where one can attain total peace of mind and bliss. It is situated near RA puram in a calm and serene locality and separate entrances for gents and ladies. There is an exclusive sannidhi for Shirdi Saibaba and Sai Sundareswarar. If the main hall is filled during Bhajans, devotees can sit on the lawn and enjoy the bhajans. Book stalls are manned by devoted volunteers [sevadals] and 24hour blood Formless Bhagawan is there in subtle form and on numerous occasions, devotees witnessed and still experiencing miracles like sprinkling of sacred ash [vibudhi] on the pictures etc. Regular bhajans, vedha parayanam, sai sahasranama archana, celebration of all festivals, great grand celebration of Bhagawan Baba's birhday on 23rd November every year etc are the major activities being conducted in Sundaram and the entire premises reverberates with spiritual vibrations. Lot of service activities are also being carried out. i.e. free medical service is being rendered every Sunday in Sai Kripa, just a few metres from Sundaram by dedicated volunteers. Grama seva is also done on regular basis in adopted villages for the upliftment of the villagers. More than everything else, BHAGAWAN used to stay here physically and that itself explains the sanctity of SUNDARAM. I would strongly recommend anyone who has not gone there to immediate take a trip and get the feel of SWAMY's warmth and blessings.

Visited December 2012
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