In order to distinguish individuals who have made important contributions to the spiritual-philosophical literature of India, Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) began presenting the Amrita Keerti Award in 2001. The goal is to assist the preservation of the ancient and enduring human values of Sanatana Dharma.
The cash prize rendered through this award is intended to support the recipients, helping them to be financially in the position to continue to dedicate their life to their noble pursuits, and thereby foster the cultural heritage of India.
The award comprises a cash prize of Rs. 123,456, an idol of Saraswati Devi crafted by the artist Nambootiri and a Certificate of Commendation from the MAM.
Amrita Keerti award recepients since its inception:
2001 Acharya Narendra Bhushan
2002 Sri. P. Parameshwaran
2003 Prof. Harihara Shastri
2003 Dr. Shankar Abhyankar (National Award)
2004 Mahakavi Akkitham Achyuthan Nambootiri
2005 Sri. P. Narayana Kurup
2006 Smt. Pratibha Ray (National Award)
2007 Sri. Paravur Sreedharan Tantri
2008 Prof. R. Vasudevan Potti
2009 Prof. K.V. Dev
2010 Prof. NP Unni
2011 Sri. M.P. Veerendra Kuamr