Puttaparthi or Prasanthinilayam is famous worldwide. Prasanthinilayam means the abode of peace. Devotees from all over the world visit the shrine to attain peace. Sri Satya Sai Baba, the God incarnate ( as many of his devotees believe) has taken recourse at this sacred place. "Service to Humanity is Service to Divinity" is the basic concept that guides and runs Sri Satya Sai Baba Trust.
The trust under the guidance of Baba have taken up and carried out successfully, several acts of philanthropy. Notable amongst them is the Drinking Water Project in the entire Ananthapur district instituted by the Trust and managed successfully providing much relief to the dry-belt in the district.
All religious faiths visit this Shrine and all are treated alike and all the festivals are celebrated. On Baba's birthday, pilgrims from all over the world numbering in millions gather at this place to have his blessings.