archive for March, 2006


Mother of Lucknow’s poor, handicapped and homeless

(23 Mar '06)

Bharata Yatra 2006 22 March 2006 — Lakshmanpur, Uttar Pradesh Both pensions for widows and houses for the homeless were given away during Amma’s program in Lakshmanpur (Lucknow). The occasion prompted both Sri. Matraprasad Pande, the Speaker of the State Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, and the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Sri. Jagadambikapal, to […]

Category : Around Amma | Free Housing | Free Pension | Yatra

Amma detoxifies and inspires Delhi

(16 Mar '06)

16 March 2006, New Delhi — Bharata Yatra 2006 When the car driving Amma reached Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, Amma was greeted by a horse-drawn chariot, a team of fully decorated elephants and camels and a band of turbaned bhangra dancers, one of who spit celebratory bursts of flame into the air. […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

Leaving Jaipur with flying colours

(15 Mar '06)

15 March, Jaipur, Rajasthan –Bharata Yatra 2006 Initially we thought we were going to leave Jaipur before sunrise, but then word came that we would not be leaving until after noon. With the tour’s rigorous schedule, I was happy to be able to sleep in. However, myself and others were concerned that we were setting […]

Category : Around Amma | Holi | Yatra

Painting minds with the colour of love: Amma celebrates Holi

(15 Mar '06)

15 March, Jaipur, Rajasthan, and the Rajasthan–Haryana border on NH 7 –Bharata Yatra 2006 Holi is mainly a North Indian tradition. As such, in Amma’s youth she never threw about the celebratory powdered paints as people do in places like Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi. And even though Amma has been in the North during Holi […]

Category : Around Amma | Holi | Yatra

The colour of bliss, the Pink city on Holi

(15 Mar '06)

14 March, Jaipur, Rajasthan –Bharata Yatra 2006 Amma’s visit to Jaipur fell on Holi {read more} , the festival associated with Sri Krishna, wherein powdered paints are thrown around, painting everyone with bright pinks, oranges, greens, reds and yellows. In fact, looking out at the people who came for Amma’s programme it was clear that […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

Where there is darkness, they need light: A unique darshan in Indore

(14 Mar '06)

13 March, Indore, Madhya Pradesh –Bharata Yatra 2006 It wasn’t the first time that 100,000 people have come to one of Amma’s programmes, but it was the first time that all of them tried to come for darshan at the exact same time. In fact, from the minute Amma reached the dais in Indore, politicians, […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

The colour of bliss, the Pink City on Holi

(14 Mar '06)

14 March, Jaipur, Rajasthan –Bharata Yatra 2006 Amma’s visit to Jaipur fell on Holi {read more} , the festival associated with Sri Krishna, wherein powdered paints are thrown around, painting everyone with bright pinks, oranges, greens, reds and yellows. In fact, looking out at the people who came for Amma’s programme it was clear that […]

Category : Celebration | Yatra
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