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'


Amritadyuti Solar Home-Lighting System

(28 Sep '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham 61, Amma’s Birthday celebrations Amrita Centre for Nanosciences introduced Amritadyuti, the Solar Home-Lighting System during Amma’s 61st birthday celebrations. This low-costs system consists of three LED lights, a radio and a mobile-charger powered from a solar-power system. It has been designed as a package for Amrita Kuteeram homes and village […]

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Category : Amrita-SeRVe | Birthday | Free Housing

MAM built 500 more houses in Uttarakhand and Kerala

(27 Sep '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday celebrations As part of Amma’s dream that everyone in the world should have a solid roof over their head, the Mata Amritanandamayi Math has constructed more than 45,000 homes for the homeless in more than 75 locations across India since 1998. Often, in response to floods, […]

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Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Flood Relief | Free Housing

Amrita Sphuranam, village electrification project launched

(27 Sep '14)

The Amrita Sphuranam project of Amrita Centre for Wireless Networks and Applications, the Mata Amritanandamayi Math will be providing solar-powered electrification for the entire rural village of Motakkara in Wayanad. Amrita Sphuranam was created as part of Amrita University’s Live-in-Labs Program and the Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s Amrita SeRVE initiative to make 101 villages in India […]

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Category : Amrita-SeRVe | Birthday

Amrita Keerti Puraskar to S Rameshan Nair

(27 Sep '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham Amma’s Birthday Celebrations Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy presenting Amritakeerti Puraskar to devotional poet S Rameshan Nair in the presence of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi on the occasion of Amritavarsham 61. S. Ramesan Nair is a devotional poet, playwright, lyricist and as a translator and commentator upon classical Indian literature such […]

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Category : AmritaKeerti | Around Amma 2014 | Birthday

Service to poor is best Birthday present says Amma

(27 Sep '14)

Excerpted from Amma’s 61s Birthday Satsang, September 27, 2014, Amritapuri As far as Amma is concerned, there is nothing different about this day. Like every day, Amma will see her children, listen to their sorrows and console them. Today is just another day like that. Therefore, Amma has only one thing to tell you: ‘Our […]

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Category : Birthday | Messages of Amma

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
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