archive for August, 2005

Amma is the cultural ambassador of India

(20 Aug '05)

20 August 2005 — Amritapuri Sri. Therambil Ramakrishnan, the Honourable Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, came to Amritapuri today in order to help the Ashram distribute 300 sewing machines to villagers and clothes to the children affected by the tsunami. The clothes were given to the 6,000 children from Kerala’s Alappuzha District who participated […]

Category : Social Service | Tsunami

Brick by brick- rebuilding houses for tsunami victims

(19 Aug '05)

19 August 2005 — Vellannathuruthu, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala As the morning sun finds its way through the canopy of coconut trees that shade Vellannathuruthu, a group of Amma’s devotees and disciples plods back and forth along one of the seaside village’s dirt pathways carrying loads of bricks—mostly upon their heads. It’s hard work. […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Greenshore: Protecting Kerala’s coast by making it green

(17 Aug '05)

17 August 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala As the sun set on the beach in Cheriya Azhikkal–a village in Alappad Panchayat, five kilometres from Amritapuri–villagers gathered to plant hundreds of small casuarina saplings (Australian pine). The saplings are being planted with the aim of curbing erosion caused by high tides and to protect […]

Category : GreenFriends | Nature Care

88 Houses completed in Cuddalore

(16 Aug '05)

16 August 2005 — Pudukuppam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu On 25 August 2005, the Ashram will hand over the 88 houses it is building in Pudukuppam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu. The houses will be the first tsunami-reconstruction houses to be finished in Tamil Nadu State. This will make the Ashram the first organisation to finish […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

The dawning of Vedic culture in India

(16 Aug '05)

16 August 2005 — Amritapuri “It is impossible to say exactly when Vedic culture began,” Amma told the devotees and disciples gathered for Tuesday’s meditation and question-and-answer session. “The Vedas are anadi [without beginning]; they were there even before the beginning of the human race. The Vedas are said to be isvara nisvasam–the exhalation of […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005

Amrita Sanjeevani

(15 Aug '05)

Amrita Sanjeevani On August 15, 2005, when all of India was celebrating the 58th anniversary of her independence, the students of Amrita University were celebrating the joy of selfless service. The students at the Amritapuri campus formed the Amrita Sanjeevani, a new student seva association. The students and staff of the University will take a […]

Category : Social Service

Teaching values: an untraditional way, from children to parents

(15 Aug '05)

Today, the father of a child enrolled in Amrita vidyalayam —Mangalore came forward for Amma’s darshan; his eyes were filled with tears. It was difficult for him to hold back his emotions. And as soon as he fell into Amma’s arms, he began to tell her his story. One day last week, he was invited […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005