archive for May, 2004

They all had umbrellas

(4 May '04)

Tuesday, 4 May 2004 – Trissur, Kerala The famous Pooram grounds against the backdrop of the age old Shiva temple was where Amma’s Trissur programme was held this year. It is world famous for its elephant pageant, as part of the annual temple festival where deities of neighbouring temples, Lord Krishna and Devi are brought […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

Amma gives wheelchairs to Kerala’s poorest

(4 May '04)

4 May 2004 — Trissur, Kerala During Amma’s programme in Trissur, Amma gave wheelchairs—or rather, hand-propelled adult-sized tricycles—to 10 poor handicapped people. Wheelchairs are rarely seen in India’s streets—even though so many are handicapped due to polio or birth defects. Wheelchairs like these cost around 5,000 rupees [roughly $115 U.S.D.]. That might not seem like […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | India 2004 | Social Service