You are doing seva (selfless service) for your own sake. You are engaged in seva in order that you may become aware of the Atman in you, in order that you may discard the allurements of your ego, in order to know yourself and to get the answer to the question that torments you, namely, "Who am I?" You do not serve others. You serve yourselves. You do not serve the world. You serve your own best interest.Sri Sathya Sai Speaks Vol. 13/Ch. 29: 6 March 1977
Narayana Seva is an activity in which narayanas (the poor and needy people) are served. There are various types of Narayana Seva being performed by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi, Hindupur.
- Nithya Narayana Seva - Many narayanas being served every day
- Amritha Kalasam - A bag of daily essentials being served to the needy
- Narayana Seva on occasions - Distribution of food and clothing to the needy on special occasions
This is a unique opportunity to render service in the divine abode of Sri Sathya Sai Baba - Prashanthi Nilayam. This also includes service in Sri Sathya Sai Super Speciality Hosiptial, Puttaparthy. Every year, we get opportunities to serve three times - January, April and November. Every time, a batch of seva dals would serve in Prashanthi Nilayam for a period of 15 days each.
Mass Marriages Service
Started in year 1995, every year, mass marriages are conducted. As part of the mass marriages, every pair of bride and bride-groom will receive the following.
- New clothes
- Mangala Sutram
- Bed spreads
- Provisions etc.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba often says "Grama Seva is Rama Seva", meaning, "Village service is the service to God". Based on this message, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithi, Hindupur conducts Grama seva in regular (??) intervals. Below are a few activities performed as part of Grama Seva.
- Sanitation of roads and drainages
- Medical camp
- Talks on spirituality
- Nama sankirthan (bhajans)
Blind School Service
Started in year 1993, every month, a food camp is conducted at the blind school in Sevamandir. We have also helped the blind school with below facilities.
- Brailey slates
- Ceiling fans
- New clothes
Other Service Activities
There are many other regular and annual service activities are being conducted. Below is a list of few of those activities.
- Water / Buttermilk seva - Every summer
- Free education to poor children
- Disaster Management services
- Jardosi Maggam work
- Free homeopathic clinic
- Medical camps