Monday, January 11, 2016

1965-85 pics of Prasanthi Nilayam Gopuram Entrance/Gopuram Road

I have been informed that the main entrance to Prasanthi Nilayam ashram in the olden days was the Gopuram Gate/Entrance (as against the current Ganesh Gate/Entrance). I believe that it was after the current Mamillakunta-Puttaparthi and Kothacheruvu-Puttaparthi road link was made which avoided the need to go to Bukkapatnam, that the main entrance became Ganesh Gate/Entrance. I do not know the year when that happened.

Given below are some pics, courtesy: Puttaparthi Times and Radio Sai,, which show how the main Gopuram Gate/Entrance and the road in front of it looked in the 60s to the mid-80s.

1960s: Prasanthi Nilayam ashram gate/entrance before Gopuram gate/entrance was made (replacing the entrance shown above)

1968: In front of entrance of Prasanthi Nilayam ashram (what is Gopuram Road today)

1978: Gopuram entrance to Prasanthi Nilayam ashram and the road in front of it (what is Gopuram Road today).

1984: Gopuram Road

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