Amma in Trissur

1 – 2 April, Trissur, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2013
On the first day of Brahmasthanam festival, the guests of honor on the stage were: Trissur Municipal Corporation Mayor, IP Paul; Trissur regional IG of Police S Gopinath (Indian Police Service), P Jaykumar, Managing Director of Dhanalakshmi Bank. Amrita Nidhi pensions were handed over to new recipients, as well as the distribution of working capital to Amrita SREE self-help groups. After that Amma held a long session of bhajans, gave a satsang and led prayers and meditation. This was followed by darshan.

On the second day, darshan ended at 4am, with Amma singing bhajans to the great delight of the devotees. A space was cleared in front of the stage and many of the local ladies, dressed in their finest saris and with their hair decorated with flower garlands, danced in unison to Amma’s song. Their faces were visibly shining with joy as Amma guided their dance from her peetham and made some of the motions along with them.

Earlier upon her arrival form Ernakulam, she walked to the unfinished stage and, just as happened in Ernakulam 3 days before, she invited all the people present to get their dinner from her hands. During the passing of the plates, Amma was talking to everyone on the microphone; giving advice and instructions. Thrilled by Amma’s generous love and caring, when she invited them to share their feelings over the microphone, the devotees expressed their devotion through beautiful words of gratitude. After the prasad dinner, Amma led everyone in singing heartfelt bhajans.

– Tulasi

Amma in Ernakulam

29-30 May, Ernakulam, Kerala – Bharata Yatra – 2013
On the first day of the Brahmasthanam festival, Amma came to the stage at 10 am. She held a first session of bhajans, before some official ceremonies were conducted.

Present on the dais were Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, Former Supreme Court Judge; Prof. K.V. Thomas, Central Minister for Food and civil supplies; K. Babu, State Minister for Excise; Hibi Eden, MLA Ernakulam; Anvar Sadath, MLA Aluva; S Sarma, Former State Minister, and Mahesh, 
Benny Behanan MLA.
Prof. K.V. Thomas, Hibi Eden, K.Babu, Anvar Sadath helped in distributing Amrita Nidhi pension cheques, Vidyamritam scholarship cheques and seeds for organic farming under the Haritamritam program.

In his speech, Prof. K.V. Thomas said, “Amma is an embodiment of sacrifice and selfless service.” The minister lauded Amma’s humanitarian activities.

In his speech, K. Babu said, “Amma has conquered the world through Her unbounded love and compassion.”

Anvar Sadath, MLA also opined about Amma’s selfless love and unbounded compassion.

After the ceremonies, Amma held another session of bhajans, concluding it with a satsang. After a guided meditation, prayers and arati, Amma started giving darshan to one and all.

On the next day, Amma ended her visit to Ernakulam by giving darshan till 5:45 am in the morning. At the end of darshan she stayed on the stage for some more time singing a lively bhajan to Devi with everyone in the crowd joining, clapping their hands, happy and fulfilled by Amma’s Love.

– Kannadi