Started in 1958, Sanathana Sarathi
is a monthly magazine devoted to Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Righteousness),
Shanti (Peace) and Prema (Love) - the four cardinal principles
of Bhagawan Baba's philosophy. It is published from Prasanthi
Nilayam (the Abode of Highest Peace) and acts as a mouthpiece
of Baba's Ashram as it speaks of the important events that
take place in His sacred Abode, besides carrying Divine Messages
conveyed through Divine Discourses of Bhagawan Sri Sathya
|Prof. N. Kasturi, the chosen biographer
of Bhagawan was the founder Publisher and Editor of Sanathana
Sarathi from its inception in 1958 till he attained the
Divine Lotus Feet in the Year 1987.
In His own words:
"From this day,
our Sanathana Sarathi will lead to victory the cohorts of
truth - the Vedas, the Sastras and similar scriptures of all
faiths, against the forces of the ego such as injustice, falsehood,
immorality and cruelty. This is the reason why it has emerged.
This Sarathi will fight in order to establish world prosperity.
It is bound to sound the paean of triumph when universal Ananda
The word meaning of Sanathana
Sarathi is the 'Eternal Charioteer'. It signifies
the presence of the Lord in every being as the atma guiding
their lives like a charioteer. It implies that he who places
his life, the body being likened to a chariot, in an attitude
of surrender in the hands of the Lord, will be taken care
of by the Lord even as a charioteer would take the occupant
of his chariot safely to its destination.
The magazine is an instrument to
disseminate spiritual knowledge for the moral, physical and
mental uplift of humanity without any discrimination
as the subject matter discussed therein is always of common
interest and of universal appeal. The fifteen Vahinis - streams
of sacredness - known as the Vahini Series comprising annotation
and interpretation of the Upanishads and other scriptures,
Itihasas like the Ramayana, the Bhagavatha and the Mahabharata,
and authentic explanations on Dhyana, Dharma, Prema, etc.,
have been serially published in this magazine as and when
they emanated from the Divine pen of Bhagawan Baba. This magazine
is published in almost all Indian languages, English and Telugu
from Prasanthi Nilayam and others from respective regions.
Every year Sanathana Sarathi comes out with a special issue
in November commemorating the Divine Birthday. The English
and Telugu magazines are posted on the 10th and 23rd respectively,
of every month, from Prasanthi Nilayam. This magazine has
wide, ever increasing circulation in India as well as abroad,
as the study of it brings the reader closer to the philosophy
of the Avatar in simple understandable language.