(26 Oct '00)
24 – 26 October, London,
Amma was in London on Deepavali day (festival of light). As She arrived for the Devi puja, she was greeted by a great array of lights and colours before entering the hall. Local devotees, about twenty on each side, waved brightly coloured sparklers whilst chanting “Om Amriteshwaryai Namah”. Children and adults alike spelled out the words “Amma” and “Om Namah Shivaya”, by waving their sparklers in the cool evening air. Amma stepped out of the car smiling and walked to the hall with her arms outstretched towards her children, showering them with her grace. Amma’s concluding Devi Bhava darshan in the English capital went on till 7 AM the next morning.