archive for September, 2000


Living with Amma – Away

(20 Sep '00)

When there are fifty thousand or more devotees in Amritapuri to celebrate Amma’s birthday, “living with Amma” has a new meaning. It no longer means you sit with Her for meditation and satsang in the morning, as normally happens three days a week; nor does it mean you sit quietly in the temple, a yard […]

Category : Birthday

Rejoice and make others rejoice

(18 Sep '00)

The birthday of Amma was celebrated around the world, with the message of spirituality, love and selfless service being proclaimed far and wide. The Amritapuri ashram became an ocean of humanity, bubbling with enthusiasm when tens of thousands of devotees from every part of the country and abroad poured in to participate in the birthday […]

Category : Birthday

Legend of Alappad Panchayat

(18 Sep '00)

Sthala Puranas of Bharat Shiva, Parvati & Subrahmanya: A Legend of Alappad Panchayat In the Alappad Panchayat1, district of Kollam, Kerala state, South India, there is a small village named Parayakadavu. This village lies amidst an endless expanse of coconut palms stretching along a narrow peninsula separated from the mainland to the east by an […]

Category : Sthala Purana

Boat Race: The Jayanthi Jalotsovam

(18 Sep '00)

The villages of Vallikavu and Parayakadavu were transported into a grand mood of gaiety and festivity when the Amritamayi Jalotsov boat race was celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. On Monday, 18th September, the race was held for the third consecutive year on the Kayamkulam backwaters. Vallam Kali (water festival) is a […]

Category : Birthday | Celebration

Preparations for Amma’s birthday

(15 Sep '00)

For weeks now, preparations for Amma’s birthday celebrations have dominated the landscape at Amritapuri, as the ashram gears up for the big event. In every corner of the ashram and at any hour of the day, one finds extensive work taking place. Temporary thatched roofs are being raised throughout the grounds to protect the crowds […]

Category : Birthday

Amma and Ram

(15 Sep '00)

15 September 2000, Amritapuri There is a new ritual being carried out every evening at Amritapuri. After bhajans, Ram, the baby elephant, is brought by his trainers to Mother’s steps, where he waits for Her to come and play with him. He has learned quickly that Mother is the Source of sweetness: sweet biscuits and […]

Category : Around Amma

Preparations for Amma’s birthday

(14 Sep '00)

14 September 2000, Amritapuri The ashram is buzzing with activity, as preparations are being made for Amma’s birthday celebrations next month. Dust has been flying everywhere as the central ashram building, housing the temple and offices, and which provides accommodation to many, is being readied for a fresh coat of paint. The ‘dining hall’ at […]

Category : Around Amma | Birthday
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