HOSPITAL AND BRINDAVAN SEVA
The Sri Sathya Sai Institutes of Higher Medical Sciences also popularly known as Super Specialty Hospitals are tertiary health care hospitals established by Sri Sathya Sai Baba to provide patient care facilities to all irrespective of caste, class, creed, gender, religion or nationality totally free of charge. There are two super specialty hospitals, the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh and the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
The general hospital in Bangalore near Sai Baba’s ashram of Brindavan has in addition to the facilities available in the Puttaparthi general hospital has the facilities of Urology, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery and Psychiatry.
The Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, Bangalore was inaugurated on January 19, 2001.
The latest addition to the list of the hospital has been the Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Hospital, which as the name suggests is a hospital on wheels. The mobile hospital visits villages in and around Puttaparthi and endeavours to bring healthcare to the doorstep of the patients. The mobile hospital received national recognition when it was awarded “Commendation for Innovation in Transforming Lives” award by CNBC-TV18
The ashram at Whitefield is known as the Brindavan Ashram. It is situated at a distance of 24 km from the heart of the city. This place was the summer home of Sai Baba and he used to spend about three months every year at this ashram. The Baba had a larger than life persona and had devotees spread all over the world. A huge number of people used to visit the ashram during his stay there every year.
The ashram has a sprawling campus away from the noise and pollution of the city life. The atmosphere is calm and serene. The place has been planned and built keeping in mind the various people who visit it to feel the essence of spirituality and to be healed by the godman himself. There are no steps or stairs inside the ashram except at the accommodation quarters. There are ramps that lead to the hall where the Baba used to meet the devotees. There is also provision for entering the hall with wheelchair for those who need its help for moving around.
The Brindavan Ashram comprises of the following structures:
Trayee Brindavan – The Trayee Brindavan was used by the Baba as his residence when he visited this ashram. It is an impressive structure constructed in the form of a lotus and decorated in yellow and pink colors.
Sai Ramesh Krishan Hall – This was the hall where the Baba used to meet his devotees. The hall also houses a beautiful statue of Lord Krishna. Devotees gather here to sing devotional songs. It has a sitting capacity of six thousand people.
Brindavan Campus – The ashram premises houses the campus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. The ashram also has a hostel for the students studying at the institute.
SEVA IN HOSPITALS AND BRINDAVAN ASHRAM
Seva opportunities are available for ladies gents and youth . Coordinators of respective Bhajan Mandalis may be contacted for registering their names for seva. Yearly calendar is drawn scheduling ,seva opportunities to all the districts in the state.
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