.....posts from 'Celebration'
As always the day of Thiruonam was a festive occasion in Amritapuri. Accompanied by Panchavadyam musicians Amma made her way to the stage in the morning to the delight of the packed hall that had come for the festivities. Amma started the celebrations by sharing her Onam message in which she said, “Onam sankalpa is a time […]
(31 Aug '13)
28 August, Amritapuri – Krishna Jayanthi Celebrations 2013 Like each year before it, the day of Krishna’s birth was celebrated in Amritapuri in a very festive atmosphere and music and bhajans were everywhere; it was a true celebration. Early in the morning after crowds of people paraded through the ashram enthusiastically singing namavalis and Gopuja […]
22 July 2013, Amritapuri After many years, Amma was physicially present for Guru Purnima in Amritapuri. Even though she had just arrived the previous day from her two month-long world tour, Amma came to the stage at 10.30 am for the function. The celebrations began with Amma’s Pada Puja, which was performed by Swami Amritaswarupananda […]
(29 Mar '13)
28 Mar 2012, Kochi – Bharata Yatra Amma celebrated Holi with her children in Kochi. She distributed prasad, had satsang, jokes, bhajans and played Holi to the delight of all the devotees assembled there. Amma’s second leg of Bharata Yatra kicked off with the Ernakulam program, following on the heels of Amma’s visits to Reunion […]
(21 Mar '13)
10 March 2013, Amritapuri As Amma’s darshan was finishing, Amma’s message for Shivaratri was played on the big screens in the hall. At the end of darshan Amma started singing “Mano Buddhyahamkara Chittani Naham”. It was very moving. Many were in tears. Her innocent voice, the bhava of yearning for God were touching the hearts […]
(26 Dec '12)
Christmas Eve 2012 in Amritapuri was celebrated in full style. All around the Ashram one encounters sights and sounds reflective of the Holiday Season. At the base of Amma’s home, a beautifully decorated Xmas tree stands filled with festive ornaments, including a small Nativity scene, and the staircase leading up to Her room is adorned […]
(5 Oct '12)
04 Oct 2012, Amritapuri Karthika puja was conducted today, on the birthday of Amma (according to the Indian Calender – Karthika in Kanni month) at the Kalari. Kalari used to be a cowshed where Amma used to sit and meditate. Later she used that space to receive the devotees.