archive for August, 2004


Jhilam jhilam chilankakal

(17 Aug '04)

Amritapuri — Tuesday, 17 August 2004 This Tuesday, one of the mothers living in the Ashram performed padapuja to Amma. After washing Amma’s feet with the traditional offerings, She clasped a pair of gold chilankas around Amma’s ankles. Chilankas are belled anklets that ring lightly as the person wearing them takes each step. Normally Amma […]

Category : Around Amma

Independence Day 2004

(15 Aug '04)

Independence day was celebrated in Amritapuri with Amma on 15 August 2004 Students of Amrita University (Amritapuri campus) celebrate India’s 57th Independence Day at the Ashram, paying their tribute and respect to this great land of Bharat. Lamps were lit along India’s border and flowers marked Her seven sacred rivers. The students danced, sang patriotic […]

Category : Around Amma 2004 | Photos

AYUDH celebrates India’s Independence

(15 Aug '04)

15 August 2004 — Amritapuri “Bharat is the spiritual centre of the world, its spiritual heart,” said Swami Jnanamritananda on the evening of the 57th anniversary of India’s independence. “Bharat is not just a handful of sand. It is the Mother. Just as a mother feeds her child from her breast, so too this Mother […]

Category : AYUDH | Celebration

Matching set

(12 Aug '04)

12 August 2004, Amritapuri Today Amma’s children at Amritapuri were treated to an unusual sight: Amma giving darshan wearing a white oxford shirt over Her sari. One can often see Amma’s brahmacharis wearing these collared, button-down shirts, but Amma Herself? Today a poor, elderly man named Kumara Khandaswamy from Tamil Nadu came for Amma’s darshan. […]

Category : Around Amma

Onam 2004

(10 Aug '04)

Onam celebrations were held in Amritapuri in August of 2004. Students from Amrita University made a pookkalam (flower-petal design)everyday for ten days in front of Amma her house.

Category : Onam | Photos
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