In Srisailam, it is all about Satrams. Every caste and sect has a satram dedicated to them. We ended up going during the long weekend to Srisailam to view the dam and get lord Shiva’s darsham, we had a hard time and ended up staying at the Arya Vysa Satram Large Hall. Here are our thoughts
How to get eligibility to stay at Arya vysya Satram, also called as Vasavi Satram in Srisailam ?
You need to be a donor in order to book a room. You need to give life time donation of 15,000 INR to register and get the benefit. You need to call ahead of time and book the room. You need to pay for the room after you arrive at the satram. You need to be from Vysya caste to even donate money. They will ask for your gotram, when you try to donate…. you cannot fool people here !
What is Good About Arya Vysya Satram in Srisailam ?
It is a very new facility and has beautiful lobby. The guy at the front desk was reasonable as well.
- New Facility, nice flooring
- You have Air condition rooms, if you want
- Good Security.
- Only entrance allowed to Married couples or family
- Really good Hall or Anna danam place, you can sleep there on the floor without thinking about anything, it is very good.
What is are the things you need to prepared, if you do not get room and are staying in the satram Hall ?
If you do NOT get a room at the satram and end up sleeping in the Big Hall, you need to prepared for the below. The Bathrooms do NOT have proper lights and the taps are auto stop push type and you need to hold them continuously to fill the water in the bucket. It takes a long time to fill the bucket and your time is spent filling up water and the buckets have holes, so it is bad…Be prepared to stand in line, no change areas for women….
What can be improved at the Arya Vysya Satram at Srisailam ?
If you do not get a room, you get some of the above hassles. Management can fix the bathrooms and it should solve most of the problems.
Overall, it is a great satram to stay and we loved it. End of the day it is a satram, do NOT expect much, pray to god and just keep moving…
What was your experience ?