archive for September, 2005


Birthday preparations underway

(25 Sep '05)

25 September 2005 — Amritapuri First there was the kalari… When it became too small, the main temple was built.. Then in 2001, what is now referred to as the bhajan hall was constructed… And now it seems that even that is too small for Amma’s birthday. This year, the birthday programme and Amma’s darshan […]

Category : Birthday

Narayana Kurup to receive Amrita Keerti award

(23 Sep '05)

On 27th September, the birthday of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Sri. P. Narayana Kurup will be awarded the Amrita Keerti Puraskar for his meritorious contributions to spiritual and philosophical literature. Kurup is an award-winning poet and literary critic and is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Ollur Award. His Excellency the Governor of Kerala, […]

Category : AmritaKeerti | Birthday

Helping out Katina – Rita Hurricane victims

(23 Sep '05)

Hurricane Relief On September 23, 2005, Amma announced that her organization in the US, the Mata Amritanandamayi Center (M.A. Center), would be providing one-million dollars in aid to help victims of Hurricane Katrina which devastated New Orleans and the coastal areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. All over the US, devotees are providing assistance; visiting relief […]

Category : Disaster Relief

Transcribed from press conference at Amritapuri

(23 Sep '05)

September 23rd 2005, Amritapuri Q: Was the UN recognition of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math as an NGO because of its tsunami relief work? What is the implication of this recognition? AMMA: No, the UN recognition was accorded on the basis of all the humanitarian work that the M.A. Math has done so far. With this […]

Category : Disaster Relief | Other

Amma provides 1 million $ for hurricane relief

(23 Sep '05)

23 September 2005, Amritapuri In a national press conference today at Amritapuri Ashram, Amma announced that her organization in America, the Mata Amritanandamayi Center, would be providing one-million U.S.D. [Rs. 43,800,000] in aid to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, the storm that devastated New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as coastal areas of Mississippi and Alabama. […]

Category : Disaster Relief

Matrugramam – creating self-reliant villages

(20 Sep '05)

20 September 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala For anyone who has been following the evolution of the Ashram’s tsunami-relief work, it is clear that Amma’s intention is not merely to repair what was broken by the tsunami, but to fix things that had broken way before that fateful day. Through the door opened […]

Category : Self Help Group | Tsunami

Onam: Unity of hearts is the beauty of the society

(15 Sep '05)

15 September 2005 — Amritapuri “All of you look like a beautiful pookkalam,” Amma said, looking down at the 10,000 or so people who had gathered at Amritapuri to celebrate Onam. Later, in her satsang, Amma explained that pookkalams, the multicoloured flower-petal mandalas of Onam, symbolize the confluence of hearts in society. “Pookkalam represent the […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Onam
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