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Amma in Kolkota

Amma gave darshan, sang bhajans and gave satsang twice daily, translated into the local language, Bengali. A highlight was Amma singing many Bengali bhajans and conducting some steps of the Manasa puja herself in Bengali too.

20-21 March, Kolkata, West Bengal — Bharata Yatra 2010

Amma’s Brahmasthanam festival was held in Kolkata on the 20th and 21st of March 2010. During these two days, Amma gave darshan, sang bhajans and gave satsang twice daily, translated into the local language, Bengali. A highlight was Amma singing many Bengali bhajans and conducting some steps of the Manasa puja herself in Bengali too.

Functions were also held during the two days during which 50 free pensions were given to poor and impoverished people as part of the Amrita Nidhi pension program, and keys were handed over to the new owners of the 275 completed houses from the Amrita Kuteeram Project, Amma’s free housing project, who were victims of natural disasters.

After handing over the keys for the Amrita Kuteeram project, Partha Chatterjee, leader of the opposition in West Bengal gave an address in which he said: “In Amma, I find the highest level of humanity, services for the downtrodden, healthcare,¬†education, food, shelter and disaster relief. This is what attracts me to Amma.”

Rajendra Kumar, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal, said: “Amma gives us wonderful advice in simple language. She says we need to develop universal love. Loving our own family and relatives is not enough. We should extend it to our neighbours,¬†to our country and to the whole world.”

– Dev

Bhajan
Bhajan
Crowd listening to Amma
Crowd listening to Amma
A dance performance of Kathak Bharata Natyam
A dance performance of Kathak Bharata Natyam
Students performing a dance
Students performing a dance
Elderly ladies who came for receiving Amrita Nidhi pension
Elderly ladies who came for receiving Amrita Nidhi pension
Amma giving Amrita Nidhi - free monthly pension
Amma giving Amrita Nidhi – free monthly pension
Amma is helping an Amrita Nidhi recipient to stand
Amma is helping an Amrita Nidhi recipient to stand
Amma giving Amrita Nidhi - free monthly pension
Amma giving Amrita Nidhi – free monthly pension
Amma giving Amrita Nidhi - free monthly pension
Amma giving Amrita Nidhi – free monthly pension
Opposition leader Partha Chatterjee talks about Amma
Opposition leader Partha Chatterjee “In Amma, I find the highest level of humanity…”
Amma consoling a bedridden on her way to the darshan hall
Amma consoling a bedridden on her way to the darshan hall
The Brahmasthanam temple
The Brahmasthanam temple
People participating in puja
People participating in puja
Connecting to the divine
Connecting to the divine
People participating in Sani puja, walking towards the temple
People participating in Sani puja, walking towards the temple
The water in the pot is poured onto the murthi in the temple
The water in the pot is poured onto the murthi in the temple
Amma's arati in Kolkata
Arati
Amma gives darshan in Kolkata
Darshan
Maha kali ki Jai... Amma sings at the end of darshan
Maha kali ki Jai… Amma sings at the end of darshan