.....posts from 'Onam'

Onam celebration in the pool

(12 Sep '05)

Amma painted in response was of a world wet with life–one where boys and girls lepta into the backwaters and splashed about, making as much noise as they wanted, singing together, dancing together, running, laughing, knocking down fruit from the mango trees.

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Onam

How to make a Pookkalam?

(6 Sep '05)

September-2005 Each morning for the past 10 days, students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have presented Amma with a beautiful pookkalam at the foot of the steps to her room. The tradition of making pookkalams [flower-petal mandalas] is as ancient as India herself. It is considered auspicious to create small pookkalams outside one’s home each morning […]

Category : Onam

The 10 days of Onam begin

(6 Sep '05)

6 September 2005 — Amritapuri When Amma came down the steps from her room, the first pookkalam of Onam was waiting for her. Designed in the colours of eight different varieties of flowers by students from Amrita University, the pookkalam showed many of the cultural hallmarks of Kerala: the green painted face of a kathakali […]

Category : Onam

How Amma celebrated Onam in her childhood

(5 Sep '05)

5 September 2005 — Amritapuri When a leading Malayalam newspaper reporter from Kerala recently asked Amma to tell him about her Onam memories of long ago, an unforgettable satsang poured forth. In talking about Onam and the village life of her youth, Amma found the perfect medium to share her vision of life, a vision […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Onam

A rapidly spreading celebration

(28 Aug '04)

Amritapuri — Saturday, 28 August 2004 “What is it that is ancient and yet ever new?” Amma wanted to know. She was sitting on Her peetham before some 12,000 devotees, all of whom had come to celebrate Onam at Her ashram. Amma’s voice was casual, like that of a teacher posing questions to a group […]

Category : Around Amma | Messages of Amma | Onam

Onam 2004

(10 Aug '04)

Onam celebrations were held in Amritapuri in August of 2004. Students from Amrita University made a pookkalam (flower-petal design)everyday for ten days in front of Amma her house.

Category : Onam | Photos

Onam celebrations

(31 Aug '01)

Onam at Amritapuri was a day of many surprises. In the morning, Amma announced that She would hold the morning darshan program in the new hall where only bhajans and Devi Bhava darshan are usually held. Talking to the devotees present, Amma said, “You have been able to see the ashram as your own home. […]

Category : Onam