.....posts from 'India 2004'

“We love Amma not because of who she is, but because of who we become in her presence.”

(12 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 12 March 2004 — Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh No one really knew how many people would come to see, hear and be touched by Amma in Bhopal. She had only visited the Madhya Pradesh capital once before in 1989, and then only a few hundred came to have Her darshan.   As it would […]

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Amma, a pearl in India’s guru tradition – Narenda Modi

(10 Mar '04)

10 March 2004, Ahmedabad, Gujarat The Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri. Narendra Modi, opened his speech at Amma’s Ahmedabad program by saying that the state is still indebted to Amma for the way in which She came to its aid in 2001. The Honourable Minister was referring to the three villages the ashram completely […]

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“We can change the face of this earth”

(9 Mar '04)

Tuesday, 9 March — en route to Ahmedabad, Gujarat — Bharata Yatra 2004 When many people from affluent Western countries visit India for the first time, they are overwhelmed by the immensity of its poverty and the extent to which some of its people are suffering. They simply haven’t seen “villages” of families attempting to […]

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Amma gives darshan to surat for the first time

(8 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 8 March, 2004 — New Mumbai, Maharashtra Amma’s first visit to Surat found thousands coming to hear Her satsang, listen to Her bhajans and have Her darshan. In remembrance of the historic occasion, Smt. Snehalateben Chawan, the Honourable Municipal Mayor of Surat, and Member of Parliament Smt. Savitaben Sharada presented Amma with […]

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Amma arrives at her ashram in New Mumbai

(4 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 4 March 2004 — New Mumbai, Maharashtra After a large program in Prabhadevi Mumbai that lasted until 9:00 a.m., Amma came to Her ashram in Nehrul, New Mumbai. Upon Her arrival, Amma walked through the large group of devotees who were still busy preparing the ashram for the two-day Brahmasthanam Festival that […]

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“Read the language of her eyes”: darshan in Mumbai

(3 Mar '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 3 March 2004 — Mumbai, Maharashtra “I pray to Amma to bless the people of Mumbai,” said Smt. Jayawantiben Mehta, the Honourable Minister of Power, to Amma and the some 30,000 people who had gathered in Prabhadevi Mumbai for Amma’s darshan. “Everyone becomes a child in the presence of Amma. Just as […]

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Pune programs begin with a bang!

(29 Feb '04)

Bharata Yatra 2004 29 February 2004 — Pune, Maharashtra Amma’s three nights and two days of Pune programs commenced tonight at the Anna Saheb Magar Stadium. As Amma arrived at 6:30, the program literally began with a bang—as two colourful bursts of fireworks exploded just overhead the stadium. She then walked through the crowd under […]

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