.....posts from 'Navaratri'

Ever be a beginner, Life is a book from which we can constantly learn

(4 Oct '14)

3 Oct 2014, Amritapuri Thousands gathered at Amritapuri today to celebrate Vijaya Dasami in Amma’s presence. Amma led the assembled crowd in a prayer for world peace, and then led everyone in the traditional writing and reciting aloud of each letter of the mantra, “Om Hari Sri Ganapataye Namah.” Afterward, she personally held the index […]

Category : Around Amma 2014 | Navaratri

Navaratri Celebration photos

(15 Oct '10)

15 Oct 2010, Amritapuri Photos of Navaratri day celebrations at the Ashram

Category : Ashram Life | Navaratri

Vidyarambham at Amritapuri

(9 Oct '08)

09 Oct 2008, Amritapuri Navaratri – the nine days of festival of Devi concluded today with Vidyarambham this morning of Vijayadasami. Swami Turiyamritananda and Swami Amrita Geetananda led the prayers during Vidyarambham. There were hundreds of people who came to initiate their children on to the world of alphabets. Swami Turiyamritananda initiated them, first writing […]

Category : Navaratri | Photos

Durgapuja at Amritapuri

(21 Oct '07)

19 October 2007 Amritapuri Friday marked the beginning of the last three days of Navaratri during which Saraswati, the Embodiment of Knowledge, is worshipped.  Village children began arriving at the Ashram in the late afternoon to place their school textbooks and musical instruments on the temporary altar that had been set up on the stage […]

Category : Navaratri

Vidyarambham by Amma

(2 Oct '06)

2 Oct 2006 Amma initiates babies into the world of alphabets, first lessons of tabla, harmonium and veena during Vijaya Dashami celebrations. At Amritapuri, the ceremony involves tracing each letter of the alphabet in a plate of rice or even in sand on the ground. Traditionally, the writing was alternately done on the tongue with […]

Category : Navaratri | Videos

Victorious beginners: importance and meaning of Navaratri festival

(2 Oct '06)

Amma’s message on Vijayadashami day 2nd October 2006 Amritapuri Navaratri is a festival that is celebrated all over India. The word nava-ratri itself means “nine nights.” We are presently living in the night-i.e. in darkness, in the darkness of ignorance. The Navaratri Puja signifies the removal of this internal darkness and the dawning of the […]

Category : Messages of Amma | Navaratri | Videos

Amma’s Vidyaarambham

(10 Oct '05)

10 October 2005, Amritapuri [Just before Amma left for Europe, a reporter from Matrubhumi, a leading Malayalam daily, asked Amma about Her vidyaarambham [initiation into learning], i.e. when and how Amma was initiated into learning.] “My vidyaarambham (news) took place 48 years ago. I was four then. Every navaratri, we used to place the items […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Navaratri