Amma
Amma has brought forth the true meaning and significance of traditional rituals and festivals and created some now-cherished traditions of Her own. When Amma celebrates a festival, it is invariably imbued with a new charm and sense of purpose; rituals that may have become dry or rote are brought to life by Amma’s divine participation.
At Amritapuri Ashram, we celebrate Onam, Krishna’s birthday, Christmas, Amma’s birthday… whether it be through the message She might give on that day, illuminating the higher purpose of the festival or simply through observing Her own innocent, wholehearted participation, we can see and feel Amma’s unique touch in every celebration.

Onam
the festival of Kerala
10 days of Onam decorates the courtyard


Sri Krishna Jayanthi
birthday of Lord Sri Krishna
It is celebrated with Uriyadi and different pujas


Diwalii
the festival of light
The festival of lights and sweets


Ganesh Cathurthi birthday of Lord Ganesh
Ganapti bappa moreya


In truth, Amma doesn’t celebrate Her birthday, Her children do. But see what Amma does on Her birthday. Each year She gives saris to 10,000 impoverished women, keys to 5,000 homes for the poor, pensions to 10,000. She feeds tens of thousands of Her children even before She has eaten anything Herself. Thirty minutes are allotted for the children to perform rituals in worship of Amma, and twenty three and a half hours for Amma to bless Her children. This is how She celebrates Her birthday.

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.....posts from 'Celebration'


By the blessings of Amma we can get rid of violence and terrorism: Rajnath Singh

(15 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday celebrations Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh applauded the spiritual guidance and humanitarian initiatives of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi as her charitable trust announced a Rs 25 crore relief and rehabilitation package for victims of the devastating floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The Minister who arrived here on […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday

Empowerment through sanitation in Odisha

(12 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Public hygiene and improved sanitation for its population is India’s newest priority; in order to achieve this goal, India aims to end open defecation by 2019. Moreover there is a lack of sanitation awareness in these communities that consequently arise in preventable diseases.   To […]

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Category : Amrita-SeRVe | Birthday

Empowering women through vocational training

(12 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Amma’s initiatives in empowering women have taken an innovative turn with the introduction of technology to deliver vocational education with, more than 2,000 women have been trained in the last year alone through 33 centers in 12 Indian states. During Amritavarsham61, Radha Mohandas Agarwal, Chief […]

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Category : Amrita-SeRVe | Birthday

Microbial Fuel Cell generating electricity from wastewater

(9 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations The Amrita Center of Biotechnology introduced a Microbial Fuel Cell, which utilizes energy from bacterial growth in wastewater to generate electricity while simultaneously bringing about purification of the wastewater–an important step in addressing the sanitation and energy problems that are very relevant in our country. […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Research

Big Data Framework and Inter Operable Platform devices launched

(9 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Amrita Big Data Framework (ABDF) is an all-integrated framework for effortless Big Data analytics that can help one analyze large sets of data and eek out intelligence for improved decision-making allowing optimization and enhanced efficiency. ABDF has applications to diverse fields from medicine, engineering, social […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Research

GetVu’s augmented reality glasses

(8 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Imagine a fully interactive augmented reality–an extra layer on top of our world that we can see, grab and control. With GetVu’s platform, instead of using voice controls to indirectly interact with a virtual object, you could reach out and move it around with your […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Research

Amrita Nidhi pension for widows and handicapped extended by 30,000 more

(7 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations The Mata Amritanandamayi Math would like to extend the reach of its Amrita Nidhi pension program, from 69,000 to 99,000–30,000 more pensions.  On this occassion of Amma’s 61st Birthday, certificates of enrollment and first pension checks to 100 of the new beneficiaries were distributed. share […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Free Pension

Vidyamritam scholarship program extended from 46,000 to 51,000 beneficiaries

(7 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Mata Amritanandamayi Math extended the reach of its Vidyamritam Scholarships for the underprivileged by another 5,000. Vidyamritam started in 2007 and, through it, 46,000 children are currently receiving scholarships in the form of a monthly stipend until they finish their education. Vidyamritam’s reach was extended […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Educational Scholarship

Ever be a beginner, Life is a book from which we can constantly learn

(4 Oct '14)

3 Oct 2014, Amritapuri Thousands gathered at Amritapuri today to celebrate Vijaya Dasami in Amma’s presence. Amma led the assembled crowd in a prayer for world peace, and then led everyone in the traditional writing and reciting aloud of each letter of the mantra, “Om Hari Sri Ganapataye Namah.” Afterward, she personally held the index […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Navaratri

Unveiling of Amrita’s A-One Fuel-Maker and Solar Dryer

(28 Sep '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritpauri — Amritavarsham61, Amma’s Birthday celebrations The Amrita A-One Fuel-maker is an electricity-free machine for producing fuel briquettes from bio mass, like husk, sawdust, pine needles, dry leaves, etc. This patent-pending technology produces briquettes with bicycle power and is a great way to generate income as well as reduce fuel cost for […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Research
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