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'


Sri Krishna Jayanthi at Amritapuri Ashram

(18 Sep '14)

15 Sep 2014, Amritapuri The day started with an early morning Mahaganapathi human at the Kalari. It was followed by a GoPuja (cow worship) and procession. Cows of the ashram, adorned in colors were brought in a procession to the front of the Kali Temple. They were offered fruits by devotees and children dressed like […]

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Category : Ashram Life | Krishna Jayanthi

Life should flow incessantly like a melodious song

(16 Sep '14)

Amma’s Krishna Jayanti Message 15 September 2014 — Amritapuri Ashram If there has ever been a person whose description was beyond words, it was Sri Krishna. He was a great jnani, the embodiment of strength, love and compassion, incomparably beautiful, wisdom personified, and perfect in his actions. He also was the protector of all, an […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Krishna Jayanthi | Messages of Amma

Ganesh Visarjan

(9 Sep '14)

7 Sep 2014, Amritapuri The Ganesh festival comes to an end with Ganesh Visarjan. The idol of Ganesha which was kept in front of Kalari on the day of Ganesh Chaturthy was taken in a procession to the sea this evening. Chanting bhajans and cheering “Ganapati Bapa Moriya” devotees carried the idol to the sea […]

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Category : Ashram Life | Ganesha Chaturthi

Onam celebration at Amritapuri Ashram

(9 Sep '14)

7 September 2014, Amritapuri, Onam Celebrations “There are things that awaken enthusiasm and freshness whenever we think about or experience them,” Amma remarked in her Onam address this morning. This is certainly true about the annual Onam festival in Amritapuri. People from all over Kerala, India and abroad returned to their spiritual home, Amritapuri, to […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Onam

Onam connects us with eternity

(7 Sep '14)

7 September 2014 — Amritapuri Ashram Extracted from Amma’s Onam satsang. There are certain things in life towards which attraction never ends. These are the good things that awaken enthusiasm and freshness whenever we think about or experience them. For example, the sea. No matter how many times we look at the sea, we never […]

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Category : Messages of Amma | Onam

Shyam aaye, Holi celebrated

(18 Mar '14)

17 Mar 2014, Amritapuri As she does on every Monday when she is in Amritapuri, Amma came to meditate on the Ayurveda beach in the afternoon. After the meditation, as it was the Holi celebration day, she asked devotees to explain the meaning of the special festival, the festival of colours. As soon as the […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Holi

Open your hearts and awaken the inner child

(27 Dec '13)

24 Dec 2013, Xmas celebrations, Amritapuri Christmas Eve was truly special this year. The main hall was filled with people from all over the world. Amma’s arrival to the hall started the festivities. Devotees from all over the world performed an original musical about the birth of Jesus Christ. The play told the story through […]

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Category : Around Amma 2013 | Xmas

Amma is laying the foundation of Modern India: Narendra Modi

(26 Sep '13)

26 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 (Excerpts from the address of Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Sri Narendra Modi. Original speech was mostly delivered in Hindi. The content below is the translated version of the same) Dear Sisters, Brothers and devotees – I offer my loving greetings to all of you. I am standing here […]

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Category : Around Amma 2013 | Birthday

When we submit ego and selfishness to God, attain perfection

(19 Sep '13)

As always the day of Thiruonam was a festive occasion in Amritapuri.  Accompanied by Panchavadyam musicians Amma made her way to the stage in the morning to the delight of the packed hall that had come for the festivities. Amma started the celebrations by sharing her Onam message in which she said, “Onam sankalpa is a time […]

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Category : Around Amma 2013 | Onam

Sri Krishna is Protector of Dharma and Jagat Guru

(31 Aug '13)

28 August, Amritapuri – Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations 2013 Like each year before it, the day of Krishna’s birth was celebrated in Amritapuri in a very festive atmosphere and music and bhajans were everywhere; it was a true celebration. Early in the morning after crowds of people paraded through the ashram enthusiastically singing namavalis and Gopuja […]

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Category : Around Amma 2013 | Krishna Jayanthi | Messages of Amma
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