archive for December, 2004


Small or big, the same for Amma

(31 Dec '04)

31st December 2004 In the wee hours of the New Year, while Amma was giving prasad to one and all in the Ashram, the brahmachari incharge of the kitchen came to Amma. He told Her that the vehicle delivering the supply of rava to be used in making the morning’s uppama for the relief camps […]

Category : Around Amma | Tsunami

A time of tragedy, a time of grace

(31 Dec '04)

(Brahmachari Dhyanamrita Chaitanya recollects his experiences during the tsunami and how Amma managed the situation. Later on 3rd Jan Amma announced a Rs. 100-crore relief package to rehabilitate the tsunami victims.) 31 December 2004, Amritapuri I was on the Internet and saw the news that giant waves were hitting Chennai and flooding the city. I […]

Category : Around Amma | Tsunami

False tsunami alert

(30 Dec '04)

30th December 2004 1. Around 11:00 a.m., an alarm was issued by the office of the Chief Minister of Kerala, ordering people to once again evacuate the coastal areas. 2. Evacuation from Amritapuri: Amma told everyone to once again calmly go to the other side of the backwaters. 3. After the majority of people had […]

Category : Announcements | Tsunami

Relief work in Tamil Nadu & parts of Kerala

(29 Dec '04)

as of 29 December 2004 CHENNAI Both in North and South Chennai Also in Nagapatanam and Pondicherry Ashram ambulances and medical doctors are regularly doing rounds of worst hit places. Ashram is supplying food for 4,000 to 5,000 people every day. Food is donated, cooked and packed by devotees. Already more than 10 truck loads […]

Category : Tsunami

10,000 People must be fed

(28 Dec '04)

28 December 2004 — Relief Centre at Amrita University, Amritapuri With the entire coastal area around the Ashram evacuated, more than 10,000 people need to be fed three times a day. And this is only taking into consideration the people now housed in relief camps on the mainland. There are even more who have not […]

Category : Tsunami

Mass cremation in Azhikkal

(28 Dec '04)

28 December 2004 — Azhikkal, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala The sun was going down when the pyres were lit at the beach in Azhikkal. As the sun set, its sullen red colour spread across the sky, as if it were sharing the grief of the villagers. The air was filled with the moaning cries […]

Category : Tsunami

A song of mourning

(28 Dec '04)

28 December 2004 — Relief Centre, Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus The sun had set. Two kilometres up the river in Azhikkal, the villagers had just set flame to 42 bodies. In the relief camp set up by the Ashram, the only sound was that of crickets. From the college, Amma walked silently to the field […]

Category : Around Amma | Tsunami | Videos
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