Who We Are
Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Gurukulam (SSSLSG) is a unit of Prashanti Balamandira Trust (PBMT), which is a public charitable trust embedded firmly on the principles of Sri Sathya Sai Baba towards rendering selfless service to the needy with a unique blend of spiritual and intellectual education.
To provide high quality, values based holistic education, totally free of cost to the deprived and needy children to create strong individuals with a brilliant intellect, compassionate heart and competent hands.
To support the setup of one educational institution in each of the 600+ districts of India imparting values based holistic education thus serving as a model for other institutions in that region.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Our program draws its inspiration from the life and legacy of Sri Sathya Sai Baba whose championing of the ideal of Education as a Service to society has transformed many lives, families and communities.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba, was born in the year 1926 at Puttaparthi, a small, pastoral village in India’s Andhra Pradesh State. He grew up to be loved and revered as a humanitarian and a spiritual leader the world over. His message of ‘Love All- Serve All’ and ‘Help Ever-Hurt Never’ formed the basis for all the philanthropic work in the fields of Healthcare, Education and Nutrition. Baba’s simple yet effective teachings on life and spirituality continue to guide us even today. His mission of touching and transforming individuals and societies through acts of selfless love and service lives on.
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai spearheads the mission of love and service as propounded
by Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Walking in the footsteps of Baba, his Guru and God, Sri
Madhusudan Sai is instrumental in furthering Baba’s mission by establishing various
humanitarian service projects across 30 countries. Since 2011, he has been leading dedicated volunteers and passionate individuals to establish institutes of excellence in Education, Healthcare, Nutrition and Spirituality across the world. Today, three super specialty paediatric cardiac care hospitals, 24 values-based educational campuses in South India and a morning nutrition programme which nourishes over 500,000 school-going children every single day, have been established to offer services absolutely free of cost to children from needy and impoverished backgrounds.
Over 1,00,000 little hearts have been mended at the temples of healing and 5,000 rural children have been empowered with values-based integral education at the temples of learning, and 12 Centres of Human Development in 12 countries have been established to carry out spiritual and service activities across the world. The magnitude of the service projects executed is expanding at an inexorable pace. The life of Sri Madhusudan Sai is indeed
a reflection of Baba’s message of love and service, as several lives are being illumined through these benevolent acts of goodness every single day.
History of PBMT
Prashanthi Balamandira Trust was established on the 2 April, 1981 in the holy premises of Sri Yogeshwara Mutt located at the north of the serene and calm town of Chikkaballapur in the state of Karnataka. A seed sown by virtuous people with fewer resources but a greater vision has today grown into a huge tree assured to perennially spread the good work to all corners of the world. The foliage of this tree has already unfurled its virescence to many districts in Karnataka. “Goodness is the only investment that never fails”.
Mr B N Narasimha Murthy, the Chancellor of Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence and the Chief Mentor of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Gurukulam was the District Co-ordinator for Sevadal wing for the Chikkaballapur district during 1971, which is also his birth place. He came to Muddennahalli in the year 1971 as per the directions from his Mentor Sri Madiyal Narayan Bhat to start a School, due to the growing demand of Sathya Sai Schools, in the mirror image of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva School that was already functioning successfully at Alike. The inspiration that aroused in the hearts of people after witnessing the speciality and uniqueness of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva School at Alike was so much so, that some of the local Schools’ management at Davanagare, Mandya and Shimoga came forward to entrust their Schools to the care of Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Group. The power of rectitude naturally attracts its innate likeness from around the world!
Sri Madiyala Narayan Bhat
Late Sri Madiyala Narayan Bhat, fondly called as Anna, was the founding father and patron of the Alike and Muddenahalli Institutions. He was a visionary, a patriot, social worker, and a spiritual seeker, and nurtured an aspiration to set up free schools all over Karnataka that would impart values-based education. Sri Narayan Bhat
established the Loka Seva Vrinda in 1960. He established Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva High School at Alike, his birthplace, a remote village in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State way back in 1961. Later, he also established another Institution at Muddenahalli (in Chikkaballapur District), the birthplace of Bharatratna Dr M Vishveshwaraya, the famous engineer-statesman.
American author, Edith Wharton said, “There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or be the mirror that reflects it.” Sri Narayan Bhat was that mirror, and his prayers seeking Baba’s guidance on the running of these schools for social welfare were answered with love and grace. In April 1973, when Baba visited Manipal in Karnataka, Sri Narayan Bhat requested Him to name the campus at Muddenahalli. The name ‘Sathya
Sai Grama’ was given.
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai
R K Subramanya
B N Narasimha Murthy
Dr K P Sai Leela
M S Sathyanarayana
A mansion built on the foundation of selflessness and love, supported and safeguarded by men and women of character and strength preserves its soul and has far-reaching effects.