archive for March, 2004


Embodiment of love blesses Varanasi

(23 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 23 March 2004 — Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh “Hara Hara Mahadeva! Hara Hara Mahadeva!” As Amma sang bhajans in Shiva’s city, this is how the thousands of assembled devotees responded. Varanasi, or Kashi, is considered by many to be India’s holiest city. It is said if you breathe your last here, Lord Shiva […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004

Amrita Nidhi recipients of Varanasi

(23 Mar '04)

Tuesday, 23 March 2004 — Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh It was way past midnight in the holy city of Varanasi when they entered the darshan line, most aided by walking sticks. In fact, they seemed as old as the city itself: a disoriented-looking lady with incredibly thick glasses, a handicapped woman dragging herself forward by her […]

Category : Free Pension

Lucky Lucknow

(21 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 21 March 2004 — Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Amma arrived in Lucknow just before dawn this morning, marking the beginning of the final phase of Bharata Yatra 2004: three one-night programs in the cities of Lucknow, Varanasi and Durgapur and then two in Calcutta. This part of India is so rich with history. […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004

The streets may be their home, but Amma is their Mother

(17 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 Especially during Amma’s programs held in metropolitan areas, many curiosity seekers come to see what all the commotion is about. Among them are dozens of street children—kids from 12 to 2, in rags, with runny noses—many of who often wind up joining the darshan queue. When they come to Amma’s lap, they […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

Amrita Nidhi voices of Mumbai

(16 Mar '04)

Wednesday, 3 March 2004 -Mumbai, Maharashtra Amrita Nidhi, Amma’s pension programme for widows and destitute women, grew dramatically during Amma’s 2004 India Tour, expanding from three to 11 states. In each city Amma gave darshan, She and various dignitaries personally distributed pension checks to several representative beneficiaries. During Amma’s  programme in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, many were […]

Category : Free Pension

Amritakuteeram voices from Ajanta Nagar

(16 Mar '04)

Monday, 1 March 2004 — Pune, Maharashtra Mata Amritanandamayi Math, in connection with the local and central government, is in the process of rehabilitating slum dwellers of Ajanta Nagar. The project involves the construction of 27 blocks of four- and five-story apartment buildings where on top of what used to be a nine-acre slum. Walking […]

Category : Free Housing

“Every time Ammacomes to Delhi, Delhi Is blessed.”

(16 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 16 March 2004 — Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi Amma’s first program in Delhi was in the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium,   just across the street from Raj Ghat, the samadhi site of Mahatma Gandhi. A number of dignitaries from the nation’s capital graced the dais for Amma’s satsang and bhajans, including […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004
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