archive for March, 2004


You showed me the path

(15 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 Monday, 15 March 2004 — Raj Bhavan, Jaipur, Rajasthan There are things that should not happen in this world, but they do: a child set on fire, a girl thrown down a well. Are there words to comfort someone who has survived such a thing?   What do you say to a seven-year-old […]

Category : Around Amma | India 2004 | Yatra

Amma in the Pink City

(14 Mar '04)

14 March 2004 — Jaipur, Rajasthan –Bharata Yatra 2004 Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan, has been blessed with Amma’s presence several times. But 14 March 2004 was only the second time Amma had given a program there. As usual, a number of local politicians were on hand to greet Her, including Shri. Ghanshyam Tiwari, […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004

A housing free project for blind and disabled

(14 Mar '04)

Vellanure Village, Chennai M.A.M Chenai started an Amritakuteeram project to build houses for the poor and disabled in Vellanure. Sambandan, an ex-train driver, and volunteer at the Madras Ashram, assists Br.Vinayamrita and gives all his time to co-ordinating the project. He said, “We sifted through 2,000 original applications and after lots of consideration we visited […]

Category : Free Housing

Ghaziabad Housing Colony

(14 Mar '04)

The housing colony at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, made up of 161 homes in an enclosed area, is one of Amma’s offerings to the homeless and destitute. Here you can see the entrance to the prayer hall. Other amenities inside the colony include a dispensary and an education centre. A spacious courtyard greets the visitor […]

Category : Free Housing

“We love Amma not because of who she is, but because of who we become in her presence.”

(12 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 12 March 2004 — Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh No one really knew how many people would come to see, hear and be touched by Amma in Bhopal. She had only visited the Madhya Pradesh capital once before in 1989, and then only a few hundred came to have Her darshan.   As it would […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004

Amma, a pearl in India’s guru tradition – Narenda Modi

(10 Mar '04)

10 March 2004, Ahmedabad, Gujarat The Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri. Narendra Modi, opened his speech at Amma’s Ahmedabad program by saying that the state is still indebted to Amma for the way in which She came to its aid in 2001. The Honourable Minister was referring to the three villages the ashram completely […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004

“We can change the face of this earth”

(9 Mar '04)

Tuesday, 9 March — en route to Ahmedabad, Gujarat — Bharata Yatra 2004 When many people from affluent Western countries visit India for the first time, they are overwhelmed by the immensity of its poverty and the extent to which some of its people are suffering. They simply haven’t seen “villages” of families attempting to […]

Category : Around Amma | India 2004 | Yatra
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