archive for February, 2004


Pune programs begin with a bang!

(29 Feb '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 29 February 2004 — Pune, Maharashtra Amma’s three nights and two days of Pune programs commenced tonight at the Anna Saheb Magar Stadium. As Amma arrived at 6:30, the program literally began with a bang—as two colourful bursts of fireworks exploded just overhead the stadium. She then walked through the crowd under […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004

Samskriti off NH 9

(28 Feb '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 Saturday, 28 February 2004 — on the side of NH 9, on the way to Pune, Maharashtra When Amma opened the door to Her camper, it was clear She had recently been given an elaborate padapuja by the devotees of Hyderabad; the spot between Her eyebrows was caked with several layers of […]

Category : Around Amma | India 2004 | Yatra

Dances of devotion

(28 Feb '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 Saturday, 28 February 2004 — just off NH 9, on the way to Pune, Maharashtra The sun was gone. Amma and Her children were seated in the middle of a vast and arid plain. If it wasn’t for the occasional hum of a truck passing on the highway or the small group […]

Category : Around Amma | India 2004 | Yatra

Amma blesses Hyderabad

(25 Feb '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 25 February 2004 — Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Amma’s Hyderabad devotees welcomed Her Wednesday night on a grand scale. The massive backdrop of their stage—a beige façade of a palace—reached some 20 feet into the night sky. In each of the palace’s windows candles were lit, and in the centre was a majestic […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004

Bhajans in the Dark

(24 Feb '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 Tuesday, 24 February 2004 — On the road to Hyderabad There was a second stop for Amma and Her tour group on the long road from Davanagere to Hyderabad, and as many anticipated, this one was for tea and practicing bhajans. The sun had just set when Amma’s six buses pulled over […]

Category : Around Amma | India 2004 | Yatra

Roadside miracles on the way to Hyderabad

(24 Feb '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 Tuesday, 24 February 2004 — On the road to Hyderabad Roadside temples, small family farms, creeks just off the beaten path—traveling with Amma proves few stretches of Indian highway to be more than a stone’s throw from some secret beauty. So it was Tuesday when the six buses accompanying Amma on Her […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

Darshan in Davanagere

(23 Feb '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 23 February 2004 — Davanagere, Karnataka Davanagere was the site of the fifth stop on Amma’s North India Tour. The program was held cradled in the E-shaped Amrita Vidyalayam. Hours before the program began, devotees began queuing up outside the school grounds in order to get their darshan tokens. Amma has been […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004
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