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Amrita University illuminating rural India via renewable resources

Last September, in her birthday address, Amma pointed out that India is suffering from a split personality–success when it comes to technological advancement and failure in terms of poverty, illiteracy, health sanitation and crimes against women. “A split personality is never a sign of sound health,” Amma said. “If we want to see India become […]

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Solar-charger for cell phones

In Amma’s Center in Switzerland, a Teen-Meeting took place with a very interesting topic: Save energy by making your own cell phone charger with solar power.   Dr. Jayaprasad Arumughan, Scientist at ISC, gave an inspiring talk on the status of Photovoltaics. Afterwards the youngsters built their own solar panels and got a solar-charger for […]

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Let our lives become an offering: Amma in Hyderabad

18-19 March, Hyderabad – BharataYatra 2016 After her programs in Bengaluru, Amma traveled east and held a two day Brahmasthanam festival in the scorching heat (topping 40-46 degrees daily) of Hyderabad, where she gave satsang, sang bhajans, led manasa puja and meditation instructing everyone in the local Telugu language.   Addressing the gathering, Amma said, […]

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Amma at the Bhavani river 2016

12 March, Bhavani, Tamil Nadu – Bharata Yatra 2016 On the way to Bangaluru, Amma and the group stopped at the Bhavani river. Meditation, Satsang, Bhajans and the dinner were also served by Amma. Answering a question Amma reminded the need to preserve nature and environments and the necessary efforts to bring awareness among people.   […]

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Shivaratri is a celebration of sacrifice

7 March 2016, Amritapuri Shivaratri was celebrated in the Ashram with lot of devotion and faith. Amma held an additional midnight bhajan session and sang many Shiva bhajans. She asked every one to stand up and dance to the tune of “Shiva Shiva Shambo, Hara Hara Hara Shambo…”. Amma also danced to the tune of […]

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Develop Gratitude: Amma in Tiruvananthapuram

28-29 Feb, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2016 For the final stop on the 2nd leg of Bharata Yatra, Amma held a two day Brahmasthanam festival in Thiruvananthapuram. Upon her arrival from Kanyakumari, Amma led everyone in meditation, sang bhajans and served dinner prasad. On both days Amma gave satsang, sang bhajan and gave darshan […]

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Focus on the goal: Amma in Kanyakumari

26 Feb, Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu – Bharata Yatra 2016 Immediately after her program ended in Madurai, Amma and the tour group travelled to the very southern tip of India and held an evening program at the Amrita Vidyalayam school grounds, in Kanyakumari. Amma was officially welcomed by Swami Chaitanyananda Maharaj of Vellimalai ashram Balakrishnan and […]

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It’s natural to make mistakes: Amma in Madurai

25 Feb, Madurai, Tamil Nadu – Bharata Ystra 2016 After the Devakottai public program, Amma held a one day program, celebrating her 21st Brahmasthanam festival in Madurai. Soon upon her arrival to the city, Amma served a prasad dinner and sang several bhajans with the devotees and the tour group. The next morning Amma came […]