.....posts from 'Onam'
(1 Sep '12)
29 August 2012, Amritapuri Onam is a very special celebration day in Amritapuri. Amma’s generosity and love are displayed on this occasion in deeply touching and utterly charming ways. It was a very rainy day, and everyone expected Amma to come to the stage at around 9:30am, but she surprised everyone by showing up to [Read more... click the article link above]
“Onam’s message is the quintessence of all imaginable goodness. The reason for this is that, in Onam, we see the picture of all material prosperity as well as lessons of dharmic values and kindness. It’s festive atmosphere is filled with enthusiasm, celebration, games and dances. It is a product of our bond with the culture [Read more... click the article link above]
Onam celebration with Amma in Amritapuri Friday, 9 September 2011, Amritapuri As always the Onam festivities began early in the morning in Amritapuri. The Pookkalam, Nirapara, Nila Vilakku, as well as hanging cluster bunches of bananas decorated the verandah in front of Amma’s room. At 9:30 am Amma was led into the large hall by [Read more... click the article link above]
(6 Sep '09)
2 September 2009 – Amritapuri “We all need to become one—this is the message Onam gives us,” Amma said in her annual Onam satsang. “It is from ‘one’ that we have all come, and it is back into that ‘one’ that we all must merge. This is the supreme goal of all of our lives. [Read more... click the article link above]
(27 Aug '07)
Onam celebrations with Amma, 27 August 2007, Amritapuri
(23 Aug '07)
Pookkalam, 23 August 2007, Amritapuri – Beautiful decorations made by Indian studetns in front of Amma’s house during the 10 day Onam celebrations.
(22 Aug '07)
22 Aug 2007—Amritapuri This morning, the main hall was abuzz with activity. Over a dozen groups of women had gathered to participate in a day full of activities in celebration of Onam. Each team consisted of women who were part of a Self Help Group (SHG) from the surrounding Allappad Panchyat where the Ashram is [Read more... click the article link above]