Swami Amritaswarupanda to visit UAE

Swami Amritaswarupanda to visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi from 17th Jan 2011.
During his one week program, he will hold, satsang, bhajan, meditation and retreat at different places.
The programs are listed below.

17th Jan 2011, 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Satsang and Bhajans @ Astoria Hotel, Dubai

18th Jan 2011, 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Satsang and Bhajans @ Astoria Hotel, Dubai

19th Jan 2011, 5 pm onwards
NMC Hall, Abu Dhabi

20th Jan 2011, 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Satsang and Bhajans @ JSS Int’l School, Dubai

21st Jan.’2011, 7:30pm – 10:00 pm
Sarvaiswarya Pooja and Bhajans @ Astoria Hotel, Dubai

22nd Jan 2011, 11:00 a.m. onwards
Retreat

contact numbers are 050-6574916 [Gopi] or 050-6462266 [Jeyram]

Pazhassi Raja award to MAM

pazhassi-1119 Feburary, New Delhi

The President of India Mrs. Pratibha Patil presented the ‘Dharama Ghadga’ award to Swami Amritaswarupananda today at Rashtrapati Bhavan.  Swamiji accepted the award on behalf of MAM for the charitable activities undertaken by the MATH.
The Pazhassi Raja National Royal Awards are distributed by the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust for exceptional contributors to society from all walks of life.

pazhassi raja award receipients

Pazhassi Raja award receipients

Above: Swamiji is seated next to the other award recipients in their respective fields, including: Amitabh Bachchan, (acting) Dr. Bala Murali Krishna (music), ISRO Chairman Dr. K Radha Krishnan (science), Shashi Tharoor (statesman), Hariharan (music direction)

Swami Ramakrishnananda to visit S.America

Swami Ramakrishnananda Puri’s South American Tour- March 2010

Caracas, Venezuela
Saturday, March 6- 2pm
Satsang, bhajans and meditation.

Location:
El Muro de la Paz,
Calle Cabriales con Luis Roche
Quinta LakLuk,
Colinas de Bello Monte

Sunday, March 7- 9am
IAM Course
Location- TBD
Contact:
Tel. 00 58416 116-5544 email: tarinima_amma@yahoo.com

Lima, Peru

Monday and Tuesday, March 8 and 9- 7pm
Satsang, bhajans and meditation.
Location: Club Social Miraflores
Malecón de la Reserva 535, Miraflores
Contact:
http://www.ammaperu.com.pe/
http://www.ammaperu.org/

São Paulo, Brazil
Friday, March 12- 8pm
Saturday, March 13- 7pm
Satsang, bhajans and meditation.
Location:
Senac Lapa Faustolo
Rua Faustolo, 1347 – Lapa
São Paulo – SP
Contact:
amma-sp@ammabrasil.org
or call: (11) 5543-4088

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sunday, March 14- Sunday 6.00 pm
Satsang, bhajans Q&A and meditation.

Location:
Hotel Excelsior
Av. Atlantica, 1800 Copacabana
Monday, March 15- 7pm
Satsang, Puja, bhajans and meditation.

Location:
Amrita Temple
Rua Simonides N. A. Filho, 296 – Bairro Fonte Limpa

Contact:
Rio & Araruama
amma-rj@ammabrasil.org
or call: (21) 3521-8371.

Sw. Amritaswarupanda to visit Kuwait and Dubai

Swami Amritaswarupanda to visit Kuwait and Dubai for ten days. He will hold satsangs and bhajans and meditation classes during his visit to these countries.
Kuwait – Jan 12 – 16
12 Jan 6 -9 pm Balakendram Children Program @ Salmiya
14 Jan 6 – 9 pm Public program @ Salmiya
15 Jan 6 – 9 pm Public program @ Abu Halifa
16 Jan 6 – 9 pm Public program @ Abassiya

contact – P. Madhavan Kutty, Phone: (00965) 4806475, Fax : (00965) 4806475, Mobile: 00965 9540511 & 00965 6529617

Dubai – Jan 17 – 23

17  Jan 7.30 – 10 @ Astoria Hotel, Bur Dubai
18  Jan 7.30 – 10 @ Astoria Hotel, Bur Dubai
19 Jan 5.00 pm @ NMC Hall Abu Dhabi
20  Jan 7.30 – 10 @ Astoria Hotel, Bur Dubai
21  Jan 7.30 – 11 @Amrita Dhow, Yatra, Dubai
22  Jan 3.30 – 6.30 @ Sindhi Ceremonial Hall, Bur Dubai
23 Jan            Retreat

Contact: Jeyaram S., Phone: Office: +971 4333 8880, Home +971 42 868 388

Rs 50-Cr. relief package for the flood affected

27 Oct 2009, Bangalore, Karnataka

Amma Tuesday announced that the Ashram will spend Rs. 50 crore (10.68M USD / 7.2M Euro approx.) for the rehabilitation of the flood-hit people in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Br. Abhayaamrita Chaitanya conveyed this in a press meet held at the Mata Amritanandamayi Math in Bangalore. Now Amma is Paris, as part of her annual Europe Yatra.

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math has taken up relief work in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh following the recent floods since 15 days.

A 37 memebr team of Brahmacharis, devotees and a medical team which include five doctors supported by a telemedicine van and an ambulance – are  already in the relief work in Bijapur, Bagalkot and Belgaum districts of Karnataka.

A team of 12 doctors and paramedics  are involved in the extensive relief work  of MAM in Kurnool and Mehaboobnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh.
In both these states, food, blankets, bed sheets, clothes and medicine have been distributed free to the victims.

Talking to the media persons Br. Abhayamrita said “the details of the villages where future relief activities will be taken up shall be decided after discussion with the government authorities.”

You may recollect that the MAM had carried out commendable relief and rehabilitation activities after the Gujarat earthquake of 2001, the 2004 Tsunami that struck the coast of South India and Sri Lanka, the Kashmir earthquake of 2005, the Bihar floods of 2008 and West Bengal floods in 2009.

Prof. K.V. Dev to receive Amrita Keerti puraskar

18 September 2009 — Amritapuri

During Amma’s 56th birthday celebrations, Professor K.V. Dev will be awarded the Amrita Keerti Puraskar {news} for his meritorious contributions and perpetuation to Vedic knowledge.

The award comprises a cash prize of Rs. 123,456, an idol of Saraswati Devi crafted by the artist Nambootiri and a Certificate of Commendation from the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM).

K.V. Dev was born in Kollam in 1932. He has published 18 books, including Bharata Darshanam, Lalita Sahasranama Punahsamskaranam, Amritabhasha Samskrta Svayam Sikshanam, Gurusannidhiyil, Anukampa Darshanam and Itihasamadhuri. He has written to renowned works of literature: Agnisuddhi Sankuntalattil and Asta-Bandham, the latter of which has been included in the syllabus of Kerala university.

Sri Krishna jayanti celebration

11 Sep 2009, Amritapuri

Krishna Jayanti was celebrated in Amritapuri will a full day of festivities. Beginning early in the morning, special pujas were performed, including the go puja, in which all the ashram cows were worshipped as embodiments of the divine. A few hours later—led by dozens of Krishnas, Radhas and gopis of all ages—there was a grand procession through the ashram on to the Kuzhitura Sri Krishna Temple, two kilometers away. As the devotees walked, they sang lively, joyous bhajans.

In the afternoon, everyone gathered to watch and play uriyadi. The game emulates the mischief of young Krishna trying to break open the pots of butter, which the gopis had hung out of his reach. Amma joyously watched the games, laughing as children leaped and jumped in efforts to break open the pots. As dusk grew near and the games were winding to a close, Amma raised the spirits of the already lively crowd by spontaneously leading everyone in singing “Bolo Bolo Gokula Bala.”

Normally, in Amritapuri, the conclusion of bhajans marks the end of the day, but on this night the main event had yet to come. Just after 11:00 p.m. the doors to the main stage slowly opened to reveal a beautifully decorated scene with several images of Sri Krishna. The bhajan hall was packed and everyone sat enchanted for the next 45 minutes, listening to a reading of the Srimad Bhagavatam, while bala-gopala puja was simultaneously performed. As the midnight (the birth time of Krishna) approached, Amma arrived on the stage. Amma took her seat on the stage, seemingly engrossed by the beautiful recitation of the childhood lilas of Krishna. When the clock struck midnight, a small statue of baby Krishna was brought before Amma, so she could offer honey to the Lord, marking the moment of Krishna’s birth.

Amma then proceeded to singing several Krishna bhajans, including “Agatanayi,” “Nanda Gopan Tapamirunnu,” “Katti Tair Taram” and “Vande Nanda-Kumaram.” Finally, Amma asked everyone to stand, raise their arms skyward, forget all their troubles and blissfully dance. She then sang “Gopala Nacho Nacho.” Everyone danced as one—the song’s tempo went faster and faster. It was like rasa-lila. Thousands were dancing with Amma—together, yet alone.

Before chanting the peace prayer, Amma told everyone “God should take birth in our heart.” To end the celebration, Amma distributed payasam as prasad to one and all.

Europe Yatra dates for 2009

Amma’s 23rd annual  Europe Yatra will begin on 5 October 2009 in Helsinki, Finland and conclude on 13 November in Barcelona, Spain.

The programme dates:

5 – 6 October: Helsinki, Finland

8 – 10 October: Winterthur, Switzerland

13 – 15 October: ’s Hertogenbosch, Holland

17 – 19 October: Mannheim, Germany

21 – 23 October: London, England

25 – 27 October: Paris, France

29 – 31 October: Munich, Germany

2 – 4 November: Toulon, France

6 – 8 November: Milan, Italy

11 – 13 November: Barcelona, Spain
For more info visit Amma-europe.org

* Dates are subject to change.