.....posts from 'India 2007'

Ethai Amman in Kovai

(24 Jan '07)

21-23 January — Brahmasthanam Festival, Kovai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu -Bharata Yatra 2007 Seventy kilometers north of Coimbatore, in the Nilgiris hill town of Ooty, resides a community of people known as the Badaga. The Badaga trace their ancestry back to Ethai Amman, a pious woman from Mysore who fled the city when a Muslim king […]

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Innocence of a village

(8 Jan '07)

8 January — Kodungallur – Bharata Yatra 2007 Amma’s last visit to Kodungallur was back in 2001. Since then, the ashram has expanded quite a bit. A piece of land adjacent to the ashram has been acquired and a a temporary darshan hall has been erected there for use over the next three days. During […]

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Where the government has stepped back Amma has stepped in

(6 Jan '07)

6 Jan — Kozhikode, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2007 Amma’s first visit to Kozhikode was at a devotee’s house back in 1984.  Since then, Amma’s public programmes have drawn huge crowds.  In 1993, the Brahmasthanam Temple was inaugurated and successive programmes have been held there. Kozhikode is Amma’s Vrindavan {news} – home to thousands of […]

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A pilgrimage across the land revelling in light

(4 Jan '07)

4 January 2007 — Amritapuri It began a few days ago, but today it is fully on. The brahmacharis who work in the bookstall are loading up all of their wares—pictures of Amma in all sizes, books… Loudspeaker after loudspeaker is being pulled out of the Sound System supply room… thousands of metal plates are […]

Category : India 2007 | Yatra