archive for September, 2005


In difficult times, kindle the strength of love

(27 Sep '05)

Excerpts from Amma’s satsang on the occasion of her 52nd Birthday 27 September 2005 — Amritapuri “Amma is very happy to see so many of her children gathered together here today. Children who have the attitude of service are the pride of their mother and the beauty of society. In Amma’s world, there is no […]

Category : Around Amma | Birthday | Messages of Amma

We will remember Amma’s special love forever

(26 Sep '05)

26 September 2005 — Azhikkal, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala Ramya, the daughter of Ravindran and Rajila of Medayil House in Azhikkal, was beaming with joy. She is one of 51 women who will be married in the Ashram’s mass marriage taking place tomorrow on Amma’s birthday. Only a few months back, Ramya’s mother was […]

Category : Birthday | Mass Marriage

Amma’s birthday is bigger than onam

(26 Sep '05)

26 September 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of Ravi and his wife Ammini Amma, as they stood in front of the new house that Amma’s Ashram had built from them. This is in Azhikkal, where the tsunami devoured 86 lives, including two of Ravi and Ammini […]

Category : Birthday | Other

Amma did what the government could not

(26 Sep '05)

26 September 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala On 26 December 2004, they lost everything. For generations their families have been maintained through fishing. Never did they dream that in one day their means to that income could literally be washed away. But that’s exactly what happened when the tsunami wrecked their fishing boat […]

Category : Birthday | Other

Lighting the lamps of love

(26 Sep '05)

26 September 2005 — Amritapuri The Kayamkulam Backwaters looked like the Ganga flowing through Haridwar. The waterway was glowing with the dancing lights of thousands oil lamps lit all along the banks of the village community—a spontaneous and loving gesture by the neighbouring villagers to express their unfathomable gratitude to Amma. The twinkling lamps—Amrita Jyoti—symbolized […]

Category : Ashram | Birthday

Birthday guests from around the world

(26 Sep '05)

26 September 2005 — Amritapuri From all the parts of the world, they came to celebrate Amma’s birthday—from Europe, North and South America, Japan, Australia, the Middle East, and of course from India itself…. We had a short chat with a couple from Peru, a Malayali living in Dubai, a lady from Poland, two young […]

Category : Birthday | Other

Amma is applying the real communist principles

(26 Sep '05)

26 September 2005 — Amritapuri Sri. Devakumar is a member of Kerala’s Legislative Assembly and is a leader of the CPIM (Communist Party of India, Marxist). Speaking before the Assembly, Sr. Devakumar strongly supported Amma’s social-welfare projects, particularly in regard to the Ashram’s tsunami-relief work. He was one of thousands of people who came to […]

Category : Birthday | Other
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