.....posts from 'Ashram Life'

Festival of joy starts again at Amritapuri

(7 Aug '10)

2 Aug 2010, Amritapuri Amma is the source of ultimate happiness and to many here at Amritapuri, Amma’s presence itself is an event of Joy. Amma reached Ashram completing the long US-Japan yatra yesterday. Amma’s arrival at Ashram was a sight of bliss. Archana had just finished and as if prayers were responded immediately, Amma’s […]

Category : Around Amma | Ashram Life | Yatra

Arial photos of the Ashram

(29 Dec '09)

29 Dec 2009, Amritapuri Many changes have taken place at the Ashram over the past two years. The pond next to Amma’s house has been filled in, and there is now an open field leading to the beach. To the south, a new two-story building houses the new full color printing press. The Juice Stall […]

Category : Ashram Life | Photos

Pongal at the Ashram

(15 Jan '08)

15 Jan 2008, Amritapuri Pongal was celebrated in the Ashram. Amma distributed payasam to all the residents in the afternoon. The day on which the sun begins to move northwards is called ‘Makar Shankranti’.  In Tamil Nadu this festival is called the Pongal. Pongal ushers in the New Year in Tamil Nadu. Newly-harvested grains are […]

Category : Ashram Life | Celebration

Weaving waste into wealth

(28 Aug '07)

28 August 2007 — Amritapuri When Amma came to the temple for Meditation Day on Tuesday, a small purse and hand-fan were waiting for her on her peetham. After sitting down, Amma placed the purse’s strap over her shoulder and began fanning herself, beaming a smile as if she were modelling some of the most […]

Category : Around Amma | Ashram Life

Amma is back home

(3 Dec '06)

3 December 2006, Amritapuri Amma returned to Amritapuri this afternoon at 4:47pm after her two month tour of Europe and the US. Hundreds of eager Ashramites, visitors and students lined the Ashram grounds, hoping to get a glimpse of Amma as her car made its way to her accommodations. Some had not seen Amma in […]

Category : Around Amma | Ashram Life

Anytime, anywhere… anything is possible for Amma

(4 Oct '06)

4 October 2006, 4:45 am, Amritapuri 3:30 a.m.: The bell rings for archana, a little earlier than usual. Some ashram residents haven’t slept, as they have been helping out with last-minute packing for the tour. The other sleepyheads were keeping awake in anticipation of Amma’s early-morning departure. 4:45 a.m.: The bell rings thrice, a clear […]

Category : Around Amma | Ashram | Ashram Life

Ashram alive again

(30 Jul '06)

30 July 2006, Amritapuri Amma returned to Amritapuri on Sunday, July 30th, 2006, after the recent Japan-North America yatra. She arrived at about 10:45 a.m., bringing smiles, laughter and tears of joy to the faces of Her children who had gathered to welcome Amma. In the throng of devotees were freshmen of the Amrita University […]

Category : Around Amma | Ashram Life