It was in the year 1961 that a few people had visited Prashanthi nilayam from Chokkady to see Shri Sathya Sai Baba. After talking to him and seing some miracles, they believed him to be “God” and returned back. Slowly and steadily the devotees from Chokkady started increasing going to Prashanthi nilayam. With Bhagavan’s blessings and guidance, “Shri Sathya Sai Seva Vrinda” was founded at Chokkady in the year 1963. In the year 1966, as per Bhagavan’s command, “PRASHANTHI DHARMOTSAVA” was conducted. Bhagavan had sent late Shri .Na. kasturi to inuagarate it. In the year 1968 ,with the devine blessings and guidance of Bhagwan, a registered body was formed namely –Shri Sathya sai Seva Samithi (R), Chokkady. It was for the first time in the world that a group of 22 devotees from Chokkady conducted “Prashanthi Padayathra” a piligrimage covering 430 kms by walk. Bhagavan again sent late Shri . Na . Kasturi to innogarate “Rudrayaga and Akhanda Nama Sankirthana Sapthaha” for seven days at Chokkady.