archive for February, 2006


The dance of Nataraja: Shivaratri in Pune

(28 Feb '06)

27 February, Sivaratri — Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra –Bharata Yatra 2006 The Shivaratri {news} celebrations were in full swing. Amma’s Pune devotees and the devotees and disciples accompanying Amma on her tour had been singing bhajans in the Pune Ashram darshan hall since 6:00 p.m. The energy level was high, as bhajan after bhajan were being […]

Category : Around Amma | Celebration | Yatra

Amma returns cash prize, asks to start scholarship

(27 Feb '06)

Bharata Yatra 2006 27 February 2006 — Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra On 31 January 2006, Amma was awarded “The Philosopher Saint Sri Jnaneshwara World Peace Prize 2006″ by the World Peace Centre (WPC), a Pune-based organization focused on bringing together the forces of science, philosophy and religion for world peace {news}. Amma had not been able […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

Grace along that lost highway

(27 Feb '06)

27 February, Pandarpur, Maharashtra, en route to Pune from Shegaon — Bharata Yatra 2006 “May your far-reaching eyes—which are only slightly open like a blue lotus just beginning to bloom—bathe even a worthless, far-removed one like me in your grace. Just as the cooling rays of the moon fall equally on the mansion and the […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

A Lunch-stop eye surgery

(27 Feb '06)

27 February, Pandarpur, Maharashtra, en route to Pune from Shegaon Bharata Yatra 2006 ajnana timirandhasya jnananjana salakaya cakshurunmeelitam yena tasmai sree gurave namah — Guru Gita If one approaches a Guru, earnestly seeking to understand the nature of his mind, the Guru’s knowledge will flow forth and clarity will come. In fact, the Guru Gita  says […]

Category : Around Amma | India 2006 | Satsang | Yatra

Amma arrives at her Pune Ashram

(26 Feb '06)

26 February, Bharata Yatra 2006 — Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra After travelling for two days from Nagpur, Amma reached her ashram in Nigdi, Pune last night around 1 a.m. She was greeted by a group of devotees chanting “Om Amriteshwaryai Namah.” Amma spent some time with them, inquiring about their health, families and lives in general before […]

Category : Yatra

A night at Gajanan Maharaj temple

(26 Feb '06)

26 February, Shegaon, Buldana, Maharashtra –Bharata Yatra 2006 The drive from Nagpur to Pune is 800 km. Even though the roads are decent, the drive would take a minimum of 20 continuous hours. So Amma decided to break the journey in two, accepting the overnight hospitality of the Sri Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan in Shegaon. Sri […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

The heart of India welcomes Amma

(23 Feb '06)

23 February, Bharata Yatra 2006 — Nagpur, Maharashtra Amma was lovingly received by the citizens of Nagpur, the geographical heart of India. Amma’s pathway to the stage at the Hislap College Grounds was lined with boys and girls in the traditional Maharashtra dress, all of who offered flowers at Amma’s feet as she walked by. Sri. […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra
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