26 Jul 2016, Amritapuri Usually, when we give gifts to someone, it is as an expression of our love towards them, or to celebrate a certain occasion. When we give gifts, we try to give someone something that they do not have. However, when we give gifts to a Mahatma, it is considered an offering. […]
28 July 2016, Kochi Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) has conducted India’s first double forearm transplant on a 21-year-old youth, Jith Kumar Saji, who lost both his hands below the elbow in 2013 due to electrical burns. This is the third double-hand transplant done at the hospital. In India, currently only Amrita Hospital […]
The tribal hamlet of Valaramkunnu is unknown to many. The settlement, located 22 km from Mananthavady, is home for 75 families with a total population of 300, all belonging to Paniya, Kattunayakan and Kurichiya communities. For decades, they had been living without electricity, pipe water and medication. Above all, the women folk had to fend […]
18-20 July, Tokyo, Japan – America – Canada – Japan Yatra 2016 After her extensive tour of North America and Canada, Amma reached Tokyo the capital of Japan. Amma’s programs were held for 3 days in Tokyo at Belle Salee Shibuya Garden Hall. Student Volunteers from the Japanese student organization IVUSA have been actively participating […]
July 11-14, Toronto, Canada – America Yatra 2016 Amma has been touring length and breadth of America for the past 6 weeks. After finishing her programs in North America, Amma and the tour group reached Toronto in Canada, the capital of Ontario state. Sri Dinesh Bhatia, Consul General of India garlanded Amma and welcomed Amma […]
From Amma’s Gurupurnima message If we try to count from the beginning of the Guru-disciple tradition, tens of thousands of Gurupurnimas’ must have been celebrated by disciples. Celebrations are mere road signs, pointing us in the right direction. To understand the meaning of these celebrations, we need to go beyond the external pujas and traditional […]
8-9 July, Washington, D.C, America Yatra 2016 Amma held two days of programs at the Marriott Gateway in Chrystal City, Arlington, VA. During the programs, local devotees sang bhajans, and put on a wonderful dance depicting stories from Amma’s life.
5-6 July, Boston, MA, America Yatra 2016 Amma held two days of programs of Satsang, Bhajan and Darshan at the Best Western Royal Plaza and Hotel in Marlboro, MA. During the program, local devotees sang bhajans and danced.
1-3 July, New York, America Yatra 2016 Amma returned to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City for the 5th consecutive year to hold three days of programs. Thousands of people from the metropolitan area came for Amma’s darshan. 71 students from Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute also came to see Amma […]
27-29 June, Chicago, IL, America Yatra 2016 A freshly painted hall welcomed Amma to her Chicago Ashram as she returned for the 5th consecutive year. She led all in Meditation, Bhajans gave talks and Darshan on these two days. During the first day of programs, area Satsangs put on a number of cultural programs. Bala […]