Parthi is the name of the Grama or village where the Sathya Sai Avatar has manifested and where Sathya Sai Baba has centred His mission of Vedaposhana Dharamodharana, Bhaktharakshana and Lokakalyana, from Prasanthi Nilayam; He has established Himself in millions of hearts all over the world, whenever that ahs been transformed into a Prasanthi Nilayam (Abode of Enduring Peace).
Parthi is also called Puttaparthi from the large number of ant-hills (Putta) which once grew all over the place. Strangely enough the village where the 'previous body' of Sathya Sai Baba (i.e,) the body of Shirdi Sai manifested itself is known as Pathri. Putta Parthi is about 22 miles from either Penukonda or Dharmavaram, on the Bangalore - Guntakal Metre Gauge Railway line.
Putta Parthi (Putta:Snake mound) can also refer to the human body where the six poisonous cobra, Lust, Anger, greed, attachment, pride and hate dwell. If in each of us, the Divine is born (manifest) then, we are saved, for we become Prasanthi Nilayam.