archive for August, 2005


Ashram concludes relief work for flood

(29 Aug '05)

Victims in Mumbai 29 August 2005 — Mumbai, Maharashtra The Ashram has completed its relief work in Mumbai, where it has spent the past three weeks providing food, essential supplies and medical aid to victims of the monsoon-spawned flooding. Dr. Chandrasekhar, a brahmachari based at the Amrita Kripa Charitable Hospital in Amritapuri, was one of […]

Category : Disaster Relief

Macabre monsoon in Mumbai: MAM into relief efforts

(29 Aug '05)

It was supposed to be the monsoon. But it seemed more like the deluge. Four days of continuous rains that began on July 26th, 2005, flooded the state of Maharashtra. Mumbai, its capital city, was most badly affected. 94.4 cm of rain fell in Mumbai on a single day, the highest rainfall recorded not only […]

Category : Disaster Relief

First 25 Tsunami homes finished in Kanyakumari

(28 Aug '05)

28 August 2005 — Parapattru, Kalkulam Taluk, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu The Ashram has finished the construction of 25 homes for tsunami-affected families in Kanyakumari, the second-most devastated area in India. The houses will be inaugurated and the residents will move in around 9 September. The homes are in Parapattru, a village near Mandakkadu, in […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Amrita Setu – connecting Alappad with Vallikkavu

(28 Aug '05)

28 August 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala Artist’s rendition of the bridge that will connect Alappad and Vallikkavu Anyone who has ever climbed up to the roof of the 16-storey ashram flats knows how breathtaking the view is. From that height, two things become clear: the ashram possesses the only multi-storeyed buildings as […]

Category : Social Service | Tsunami

A hospital of hope for wayanad’s vanavasis:

(28 Aug '05)

The Amrita Kripa Charitable Hospital for Tribal Kalpetta, Kerala Kalpetta, the capital of the Wayanad District in north Kerala, is reached by following steep roads that wind through densely forested mountains. The region has been inhabited for at least 12,000 years. The indigenous people who still inhabit this area are the adivasis : meaning,the first […]

Category : Other | Social Service

All 150 houses in Alappuzha completed

(26 Aug '05)

26 August 2005 — Alappuzha District, Kerala The Ashram has finished the construction of all the houses it is building for tsunami victims in the Alappuzha District of Kerala. Next week, the Ashram will hand over the completed houses to the government, and they, in turn, will distribute them to the recipients. The Ashram has […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Sri Krishna Jayanti

(26 Aug '05)

26 Aug 2005 Amritapuri Just before midnight–the time of Sri Krishna’s birth–Amma went to the stage. A puja was performed as the “Srimad Bhagavatam” in Malayalam was read describing the birth of Sri Krishna. Amma sang “Agatanayi Agatanayi Krishna Devan,” “Radhe Govinda Gopi Gopala” and “Govinda Gopala.” She then gave a satsang about the life […]

Category : Krishna Jayanthi
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