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’s method for service is an example for the entire world

(28 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, one of the main charity projects was extending the charitable care at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Cochin, wherein MAM will provide 200 heart surgeries and 50 kidney transplants for the poor […]

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Category : Birthday | Health Care

Amma’s service are unparalleled by even the government

(28 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, Amrita Nidhi, free monthly pension program was extended to 3000 more, bringing up the total beneficiaries to 48,000. K.M. Mani, Minister for Finance, Law & Housing, inaugurated this new phase of Amrita Nidhi […]

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Category : Birthday | Free Pension

Transform this world into heaven

(28 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri Amma’s 59th Birthday Celebrations At 9:00 a.m., Amma arrived at the stage at Amrita University Campus, flanked by gracefully dancing students from Amrita University dressed in traditional Mohiniyattam finery, to the accompaniment of Panchavadyam. The Sri Guru Pada Puja ceremony was conducted by Amma’s senior disciples and led by Swami Amritaswarupananda. […]

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Category : Birthday | Messages of Amma | Photos

May this award spread goodness and peace

(28 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – 59th B’day Celebrations As part of Amma’s 59th birthday celebrations, the 2012 Amrita Keerti Puraskar for excellence in Indian cultural literature was bestowed upon C. Radhakrishnan by P.J. Kurian, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, in Amma’s presence. In his address  Kurien said, “Amma is the essence of Indian culture.  […]

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Category : AmritaKeerti | Birthday

I Love India, I love Amma

(27 Sep '12)

Doug E. Fresh, American rapper and beat-boxer, performance at Amritapuri on the eve of Amma’s birthday. After three songs he presented hip-hop and Indian music together. Then he performed for the bhajan “Mata Rani Ne Kripa Barsayi.”  He sang he loves India and loves Amma and made the crowd repeat the same. The hall was […]

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Category : Birthday

Pilgrimage on foot to see Amma

(26 Sep '12)

26 Sep 2012, Amritapuri To see Amma on Her 59th birthday, a group of devotees have arrived at Amritapuri on foot from Mavelikkara. This group of 100 devotees, including children and women, walked from Mavelikkara to Amritapuri, an approximate distance of 25 km, singing bhajans. Related posts Amma’s 59th Birthday events – The Timeline share […]

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Category : Birthday

Tirumeni visits Amma to offer his best wishes

(25 Sep '12)

25 Sep 2012, Amritapuri Revered Philipose Mar Chrysostom Thirumeni, visited Amritapuri to offer his best wishes for Amma’s Birthday. He met Amma and spend more than 20 minutes with her. Tirumeni who is 95 years old has been coming to Amma since 2008. {news}. Has been a bishop for 59 years in the Marthoma church. […]

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Category : Around Amma 2012 | Birthday

American Rapper to perform on Amma’s Birthday

(25 Sep '12)

Doug E Fresh, one of the first stars of hip-hop, will perform during the 59th birthday celebrations of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi on 26 September 2012 at Amritapuri. Due to uncanny ability to imitate the sounds of percussion instruments, drum machines and turntables with his mouth, Doug E Fresh soon became known as ‘The Human […]

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Category : Birthday

Amma’s 59th Birthday to be celebrated

(21 Sep '12)

Amma has touched millions, and millions have been forever changed. Her presence is the best of what life has to offer—a locus of peace and love and inspiration that require no one’s endorsement. What she is, is self-evident. And this is why the world calls her “Mother.” Like a cool breeze, Amma’s love has caressed […]

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Category : Birthday

Let Krishna’s undying smile be an inspiration to us

(13 Sep '12)

“Speaking about Lord Krishna is a difficult because he transcends thought and word. Lord Krishna is that truth, unable to explain which, thoughts and words return defeated. He is pure knowledge, pure bliss, pure love and the embodiment of dharma—yet he is beyond all this as well. “Lord Krishna lived 5,000 years ago, but his […]

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Category : Krishna Jayanthi | Messages of Amma
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