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'


Blissful Krishna’s Birthday Celebrations

(13 Sep '12)

08 Sep 2012, Amritapuri The celebrations to mark Krishna’s Birthday began early in the morning. Children were dressed up as Krishnas and the gopis; some painting their faces and skin all in blue to be a perfect physical copy of the Lord of Vrindavan. A large number of ashramites, devotees and visitors took part in […]

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Category : Around Amma 2012 | Celebration | Krishna Jayanthi

A memorable day of joy & blessings

(1 Sep '12)

29 August 2012, Amritapuri Onam is a very special celebration day in Amritapuri. Amma’s generosity and love are displayed on this occasion in deeply touching and utterly charming ways. It was a very rainy day, and everyone expected Amma to come to the stage at around 9:30am, but she surprised everyone by showing up to […]

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Category : Onam

Be content with what you have and make each day an Onam

(31 Aug '12)

“Onam’s message is the quintessence of all imaginable goodness. The reason for this is that, in Onam, we see the picture of all material prosperity as well as lessons of dharmic values and kindness. It’s festive atmosphere is filled with enthusiasm, celebration, games and dances. It is a product of our bond with the culture […]

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Category : Messages of Amma | Onam

Ganesh Chaturthi

(21 Aug '12)

21 Aug 2012, Amritapuri Today marked the beginning of the Ganesha Chaturthi festival here in Amritapuri. The festivities began before sunrise with a Ganapthi Homa in the Kalari. After the homa a Ganesh statue was installed in a temporary altar just in front of the Kalari where it will reside until the end of the […]

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Category : Ganesha Chaturthi

Scriptures becomes alive in the presence of the Guru

(11 Jul '12)

Guru Purnima Celebrations 3 July, Chicago, Japan-America Yatra 2012 The auspicious Guru Purnima celebrations were held in Amma’s new Chicago Ashram. The celebrations took place after a long day of darshan, with Swami Amritaswaroopananda leading the worship of the Guru’s feet. Amma spoke to the devotees about the importance of the Guru disciple relationship. “A […]

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Category : America 2012 | Around Amma 2012 | Guru Purnima | Messages of Amma

Amma plays Holi in Amritapuri

(10 Mar '12)

8 Mar 2012, Amritapuri Thursday night as darshan ended, the Holi celebration began at Amritapuri. Just before the end of darshan a devotee presented Amma with a bowl of colored powder and a bucket of water and a ‘pichkari’ (elongated water pistol). Amma mixed the colors into the bucket of water and then she filled […]

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Category : Around Amma 2012 | Celebration | Holi

May the New Year lead to the birth of a new individual and a new society

(2 Jan '12)

New Year, Sunday, 00.10 am, 1 January 2012 – Amritapuri “May our lives and the lives of all beings be pervaded with goodness. This is Amma’s prayer on this occasion. May the divine power to effect positive change – both in ourselves and in the world – awaken in Amma’s children. Amma’s prayer is that […]

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Category : Messages of Amma | New Year

New Year Eve of 2012

(2 Jan '12)

May our lives and the lives of all beings be pervaded with goodness. This is Amma’s prayer on this occasion. 2012 New Year celebrations at Amritapuri

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Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2012 | New Year | Photos

Xmas gifts for an Orphanage

(28 Dec '11)

Xmas eve, Fiji On Christmas Day a group from Amma Fiji visited the Happy Home Orphanage in town of Domain. There they met five boys who had no family home to return to and were spending Christmas Day with a few dedicated staff. They were provided with new school bags, snacks, and items for personal […]

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Category : Xmas

Show enthusiasm to practice the teaching of Mahatmas

(27 Dec '11)

In the same way you celebrate the birthdays of these Mahatmas, with so much care and enthusiasm, you should demonstrate the same care and enthusiasm in putting into practice their teachings in each and every moment of your life

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Category : Around Amma 2011 | Messages of Amma | Xmas
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