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'


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

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
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