archive for September, 2006

Navaratri begins today

(23 Sep '06)

23 September 2006 — Amritapuri Navaratri began today, is celebrated all over India with great devotion and enthusisam. For the next three days, the Divine Mother will be worshipped in the form of Durga. Then, for three days, as Lakshmi. And for the final three days, as Saraswati. The 10th day of the festival is […]

Category : Announcements

NGO and UN have something to learn from Amma

(22 Sep '06)

Interview with Olara A. Otunnu, Former UN Under-Secretary General 22 September 2006-Amritapuri Olara A. Otunnu recently paid a visit to Amritapuri. In 2005, Mr. Otunnu completed his eight-year term as UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children in Armed Conflict. In this capacity, Mr. Otunnu was a moral voice and advocate on […]

Category : Tsunami

Pop Quiz: Students question Amma

(22 Sep '06)

20 & 21 September 2006 — Amritapuri They are currently more than 5,000 students studying at the four campuses of Amrita University. And with more departments being added all the time, each year more and more students enrol. In order to give the Ettimadai, Eranakulam and Bangalore students a chance to interact with their chancellor—Amma—different […]

Category : Around Amma | Satsang

Prathiba Ray to receive Amrita Keerthi

(20 Sep '06)

September 20, Amritapuri As part of Amma’s upcoming 53rd birthday celebrations, Smt. Pratibha Ray will be awarded the Ashram’s Amrita Keerti Puraskar{news} for her meritorious contributions to the field of Indian literature. Ray is an award-winning writer from Orissa who has captured reader’s hearts through insightful narratives that often shed light on historical and mythological […]

Category : AmritaKeerti | Birthday

Amma’s 53rd Birthday Celebrations in Amritapuri

(20 Sep '06)

20 September 2006 — Amritapuri Amma’s 53rd birthday will be celebrated at the Amritapuri Ashram on September 27th. All of Amma’s children from around the world are of course invited to come. In fact, 30 to 40 thousands people—from all over India and abroad—are expected to make the pilgrimage. For Amma, the day holds no […]

Category : Birthday

Everyone lives as one

(18 Sep '06)

“maaveli naadu vaaneedum kaalam maanusherellaavarum onnupole” The time when Mahabali ruled the country, All of mankind lived as one. Each Onam {news}, Keralites throughout the world sing these words. Amma says that the meaning is not that everyone was equal in terms of money or capabilities, but that society functioned with the harmony that comes […]

Category : Onam

Amrita Setu – bridge seva

(17 Sep '06)

17 September 2006 — Amritapuri For a long time there was “sand seva.” Then, later it was “brick seva.” Now it is “bridge seva.” Towards the end of darshan on the 16th, Amma asked all the ashramites to come in the morning and help mix the concrete and pour the girders for the deck of […]

Category : Social Service | Tsunami