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'


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

Amrita University launches four research oriented projects

(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 number of new research-oriented projects of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham were inaugurated. Wireless Landslide detection Wireless technologies to alert people living in landslide at-risk areas by sending a sms when the possibility of landslides […]

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Category : Birthday | Research

Wherever there is sorrow, Amma is there to wipe away the tears

(29 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations Retired Supreme Court Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer inaugurated the Amrita Vocational Training Centre. Upon doing so, he said, “This [Amritapuri] is a sacred land. It’s not enough to give food and clothing. Everyone also wants justice. Amma is working for that justice. Amma is a symbol […]

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Category : Birthday | Education

Vidyamritam extented to 3000 more students

(28 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations Vidyamritam, free educational scholarships-for-the-poor program was expanded from 37,000 to 40,000 beneficiaries. K.C. Venugopal, Central Minister of State for Power handed over the cheque to the beneficiaries as 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 | Educational Scholarship

Amma is unparalleled

(28 Sep '12)

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations Aryadan Mohammed, Minister for Power & Transport, inaugurated an Amrita Sahaya Nidhi program, wherein families who lost a member in the Sivakasi fireworks-factory explosion were given Rs. 100,000, and those who were seriously injured received Rs. 50,000. Tamil Nadu MLAs, Sri. Thangatamil Selven and Sri. R.M. […]

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Category : Birthday | Health Care | Social Service

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
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