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'


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

Justice delayed is Justice denied

(4 Oct '12)

Chala is a small town in Kannur District of Kerala. In the recent past it bore witness to a catastrophic accident involving an LPG Gas Tanker Explosion. It was a cruel reminder of a similar incident which occurred in Karunagapalli (not so far from Amritapuri) which only added to the empathy that was felt for […]

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Category : Birthday | Social Service

Amma’s 59th Birthday events – The Timeline

(3 Oct '12)

Here is the timeline of the events that took place for Amma’s 59th Birthday Celebrations held in Amritapuri on 27th September 2012 (start from down): 2:36 pm Amma’s Darshan starts… (ending at 10am the next morning), during which Amma gave the Matruvani prizes. 2:07 pm Amma initiates the free marriages of 25 impoverished couples 1:58 […]

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Category : Birthday

Free marriage for the poor

(30 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations Amma conducted the weddings for 59 impoverished couples. The couples were given new cloths  and gold ornaments and food for all family members who attended. This was part of the number of charitable activities launched during the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma.   Related posts Amma’s […]

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Category : Birthday | Mass Marriage

Amma ensures our entrance to heaven

(30 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations AmritaSREE Suraksha Insurance program Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Honorable Minister for Home Affairs, handed over 21 claims settled according to the Amrita Sree Suraksha Insurance Program. The members of AmritaSree & AmritaSREE LIC Surakha project will receive financial assistance (Rs 40,000 in natural death, RS 85,000 in accidental […]

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Category : Birthday | Social Service | sree

Free monthly pension to 3000 more

(29 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, AmritaNidhi, free monthly pension program was extended to 3000 more. K.M. Mani, Minister for Finance, Law & Housing, inaugurated this new phase of Amrita Nidhi pension scheme.  in which the beneficiaries were  from […]

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Category : Birthday | Free Pension

MAM to build 500 more houses for the poor

(29 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, a new phase for AmritaKuteeram, homes-for-the-homeless program, was launched. K.V. Thomas, Central Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, inaugurated the new phase in which MAM will construct another 500 houses. MAM […]

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Category : Birthday | Free Housing
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