A Mission with a Vision...
Sri Sathya Sai Books & Publications Trust
is a public charitable Trust established on the 19th June 1983 with
Divine Guidance and Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
Aimed at achieving a noble objective, fostering of five cardinal human values, namely, Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Right Conduct),
Shanti (Peace), Prema (Love) and Ahimsa (Non-violence) by the propagation of Bhagawan's Divine Teachings via various publicaions spread over different media, SSSBPT has been relentlessly on the task with the Divinely ordained Mission over the past quarter century.
It made a modest beginning with a handful of books for the
benefit of the visiting public. Over the years, the scope
of activities increased substantially to meet the ever-increasing
demand. The Trust took cognisance of the liking and aspirations
of the public and the book stall started selling books dealing
with a wide variety of aspects relating to spirituality and
the teachings of Bhagawan.
Sri Sathya Sai Books and Publications Trust, or the Book
Trust as it is often referred to, is headed by the Convener,
as the chief functionary, managing day-to-day administration.
The Trust’s activities range from printing and publishing
of various books on Sai Literature, printing and publishing
of the spiritual magazine Sanathana Sarathi in English and
Telugu, production and sale of audio and video cassettes,
CDs, DVDs, etc.
The Trust has a Publication Board to review and approve manuscripts
and books for publication in English and Telugu, authored
by prominent writers on various subjects like Sai Ideals and
Philosophy, experiences of devotees, books meant for children,
compilation of Bhagawan’s various works, etc. Several
such books have been published by the Trust during the past
The Trust also undertakes the sale of publications in other
Indian and Foreign languages after necessary review and approval.
The Book Stall of the Trust has now in its shelves more than
1000 titles of Books providing Sai Literature in 14 Indian
and 26 Foreign Languages.
In order to meet the ever-increasing demand and growing activities,
a new spacious building was inaugurated on the 23rd of August
2001 by Bhagawan. Situated on the slope of a hillock, in the
south-western end of Prasanthi Nilayam, the structure stands
majestically commanding a broad view of the vast expanse of
green on the west. The hillock in the rear with its lush green
top acts as a fitting background. This aesthetically designed
building has no floor-wise division but only 'levels' as it
is built on an incline taking advantage of the natural contour.
The various units of the Book Trust located therein include
a spacious Book Stall on the ground level, the audio and video
sales section on the mezzanine, the audio and video recording
room on the second level, and the Administrative Office, Sanathana
Sarathi Office, the Multimedia Room cum Theatre, Conference
Room and the Library on the 3rd (top) level.
The opening of a well equipped Library cum Reading Room within
the main building has greatly facilitated hundreds of visiting
devotees to get acquainted with old as well as latest Sai
literature in all languages and to avail themselves of necessary
facilities for taking down notes and make Photostat copies
- Inauguration of New Book Trust
- Inauguration Video