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Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has transformed countless lives around the world. His divine intervention has saved many from calamities and catastrophes, His blessings have graced the lives and homes of His numerous devotees, and He guards the world day in and day out, guiding and protecting mankind.

Hundreds of authors have written books, illustrated comics, recorded audios and videos and thousands of people have material relating to our beloved Swami, His teachings, and experiences with Him. We welcome these blessed individuals to submit their material to SSSSTPD, for archival for posterity and for publication.

Submission Guidelines

Sample Letter To SSSSTPD

  1. The material MUST relate to Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, experiences with Him, His teachings, and His social uplift projects, like education, healthcare, socio-care, and water projects. If the material is owned by third parties, persons or organisations other than the submitters, appropriate authorisation (permission) to use the material MUST be obtained in writing and submitted to SSSSTPD, along with the material.
  2. Only AUTHENTIC experiences, photographs, and other material are accepted.
    1. If the material submitted is of a personal nature, the submitter MUST ATTEST to the authenticity of the experience and/or material in writing and submit the same to SSSSTPD.
    2. If the material submitted relates to or describes a third party experience, the experience and/or material must be accompanied by a letter of authentication from the parties concerned, attesting to the veracity of the experience.

  3. Books For Review:
    1. A complete, proof-read manuscript of the book is to be submitted with Times New Roman font, 12-14 pts font size, and 1.5 to double line spacing.
    2. Front and Back Covers of the book MUST be included with the manuscript.
    3. A synopsis/blurb of the book (a small write up on the contents of the proposed book) MUST be included with the manuscript, for the back cover.
    4. All photos to be included in the book MUST be included with the manuscript.
    5. A letter with the complete postal address, e-mail, and contact number of the sender, requesting review and acceptance of the book, MUST be submitted with the manuscript, addressed to
      The Convener,
      Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division,
      Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi - 515 134,
      Andhra Pradesh, India.
    6. The manuscript may be submitted by e-mail at ebooks@sssbpt.org or in neatly printed, hard copy form by post, to the address mentioned above.
    7. Review and acceptance/rejection of submitted manuscripts are solely at the discretion of SSSSTPD. No appeal regarding the same will be entertained.
    8. Normally, approved books are to be printed and published by the authors and the copies sent to SSSSTPD initially.
    9. If there is good demand for the book, SSSSTPD may consider purchase of copies from authors, who are resident Indian citizens, at our discretion.
    10. At a later date, after evaluating the performance of the book, SSSSTPD may request the author to provide copyrights for the book, for publication and sale by SSSSTPD itself. Publication in digital format (e-books) follows the acquisition of copyrights for the book, subject to our approval.
    11. You may peruse this SAMPLE LETTER to draft your letter to SSSSTPD.

  4. Material For Archives:
    1. Photographs of Bhagawan and His visits to places.
    2. Letters written by Bhagawan.
    3. Audio/video recordings of Bhagawan with discourses, talks, darshans – particularly from the early years.
    4. Photographs of materialised objects with a small description of the incident.
    5. Description of miracles that happened by Swami's blessings and grace, with date and place.
    6. All the material mentioned above require authentication and attestation as to their veracity. Please refer to Submission Guidelines point 1 and 2.
    7. The material may be sent by registered post or courier to
      The Convener,
      Sri Sathya Sai Sadhana Trust, Publications Division,
      Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi - 515 134,
      Andhra Pradesh, India.
    8. SSSSTPD reserves the right to utilise the submitted materials in its publications, whenever required.

Sample Letter To SSSSTPD