15 Oct 2010, Amritapuri
In connection with the Navaratri celebrations, a Bharati Puja program was arranged for Sanskrit students and Sanskrit lovers, in the ashram.
The map of India was drawn with rice powder, denoting 51 shakti peethas, each represented by a lamp and an alphabet. With the offering of flame and flowers, Devi was worshipped. About 400 people participated. Mrs. Vandana Nandakumar, a full time honourary worker of Vishva Sanskrita Pratishthan, spoke on the importance of Sanskrit language.