archive for December, 2008

Bihar Floods 2008

(15 Dec '08)

On August 18, 2008, the Kosi River broke through a man-made embankment in Nepal. The flooding was massive and engulfed half the neighbouring state of Bi¬har in India. The prime minister declared it a national calamity. According to the World Health Organization, 3.3 million people in 1,850 villages were affected, with one million rendered homeless. […]

Category : Bihar flood

Amrita Offset Printers gets a new machine

(12 Dec '08)

12 Dec 2008, Amritapuri Today a new Heidelberg, a quality 4 colour printing machine, was inaugurated in the newly constructed  building of Amrita Offset Printers by Swami Amrita Geetananda. It is situated by the Amrita Kripa hospital. watch photos here Hereafter, the colour printing of all Amma books in different languages will be done from […]

Category : Announcements

Karthika lamps

(11 Dec '08)

11 Dec 2008, Amritapuri Today is Karthika. The path to the stage from Amma’s room was lit with oil lamps. Watch photos here.

Category : Ashram | Photos

Orissa flood relief

(9 Dec '08)

13 Nov 2008, Bhuvaneswar, Orissa Orissa is one of these states in India which undergoes flooding in one part of the state or the other during the monsoons. The annual monsoon season though eagerly awaited, by the farmers of Orissa are also the bane of development or the cause of their sorrow as the river […]

Category : OrissaFlood | Photos

Flood relief in Brazil

(8 Dec '08)

In November 2008 Santa Catarina, one of the main States in  Brazil, was flooded as never before  due to very hard storms. The  floods caused around 150 deaths and about 33,000 people had to leave their  homes. A family of Amma’s devotees was in the tragedy location and they made a dramatic call to Sao […]

Category : Disaster Relief

Amma arrived at the ashram

(7 Dec '08)

07 Dec 2008, Amritapuri Amma reached Amritapuri ashram this afternoon after her Europe-USA yatra. She was away for two months. Ashramites welcomed her back home with great love and affection. Darshan starts on saturday, 13th December.

Category : Announcements | Photos

Amma in Detroit, Michigan

(5 Dec '08)

4 Dec, Detroit, Michigan, USA Yatra 2008 At the 5-day program in the city of Dearborn (near Detroit) in the State of Michigan, thousands of devotees from all over the US and Canada came to see Amma. Andy Meisner,  Congressman for the State of Michigan came to welcome Amma. He said: “What a great privilege […]

Category : America 2008 | Around Amma