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'


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

The disciple awakens from within, it is like a rebirth happening

(25 Jul '13)

22 July 2013, Amritapuri After many years, Amma was physicially present for Guru Purnima in Amritapuri. Even though she had just arrived the previous day from her two month-long world tour, Amma came to the stage at 10.30 am for the function. The celebrations began with Amma’s Pada Puja, which was performed by Swami Amritaswarupananda […]

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Category : Around Amma 2013 | Guru Purnima | Messages of Amma

Amma celebrates Holi

(29 Mar '13)

28 Mar 2012, Kochi – Bharata Yatra Amma celebrated Holi with her children in Kochi. She distributed prasad, had satsang, jokes, bhajans and played Holi to the delight of all the devotees assembled there. Amma’s second leg of Bharata Yatra kicked off with the Ernakulam program, following on the heels of Amma’s visits to Reunion […]

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Category : Holi | India 2013

Shivaratri celebration at Amritapuri

(21 Mar '13)

10 March 2013, Amritapuri As Amma’s darshan was finishing, Amma’s message for Shivaratri was played on the big screens in the hall. At the end of darshan Amma started singing “Mano Buddhyahamkara Chittani Naham”. It was very moving. Many were in tears. Her innocent voice, the bhava of yearning for God were touching the hearts […]

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Category : Around Amma 2013 | Celebration

You are Able to do All Things

(26 Dec '12)

Christmas Eve 2012 in Amritapuri was celebrated in full style. All around the Ashram one encounters sights and sounds reflective of the Holiday Season. At the base of Amma’s home, a beautifully decorated Xmas tree stands filled with festive ornaments, including a small Nativity scene, and the staircase leading up to Her room is adorned […]

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Category : Photos | Xmas

Karthika in Kanni

(5 Oct '12)

04 Oct 2012, Amritapuri Karthika puja was conducted today, on the birthday of Amma (according to the Indian Calender – Karthika in Kanni month) at the Kalari. Kalari used to be a cowshed where Amma used to sit and meditate. Later she used that space to receive the devotees. share your joy:

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Category : Birthday | Karthika
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