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Shodasha Samskaras : 16 Rites of Passage

1. Garbhadana Samskara – is performed by a married couple when conceiving a child. This important Samskara raises the act of conception to a sacred occasion, and is powerfully purifying and uplifting for the unborn child. 2. Pumsavana Samskara – is usually performed between the second and fourth month of pregnancy. Its purpose is: to […]

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Mother and the Moon at Bhavani river

Amma began singing. Softly the voices of Her children joined in; Mother would sing a line, and the children around Her would repeat it.

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The Life of Adi Shankaracharya

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”] The very fact that Hinduism is still a dynamic and all-encompassing religion stands as ample testimony to the deeds of Adi Shankaracharya. Apart from being the champion of Advaita philosophy, one of his invaluable contributions towards Hinduism was the reordering and restructuring of the ancient Sannyasa order. […]

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Vishu celebrations

April the 14th, 2000 was new year’s day in the Hindu calendar. Amma was away on Her tour of North India and the residents used this time to completely restore the old Kalari (temple), where Amma first started Krishna Bhava in 1975. The roof was replaced and internal renovations were carried out. Flowers, harvest fruit […]

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Restoration of the Kalari

The Kalari is the small temple where Amma first started giving darshan consists of a tiny inner shrine room and an outer-covered veranda where Krishna Bhava used to be held in 1975. Bhajans were sung every evening. Over time, the roof made of coconut tree planks became unstable and the concrete floor of the inner […]

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The Glorious Legacy of ‘Sanatana Dharma’

The following is the speech delivered by Amma before an audience of spiritual leaders and dignitaries, on the morning of the 4th of September, 1993, when the Hindu Host Committee honoured Her, by selecting Her as one of the three Presidents of the Hindu faith: The great saints and sages of India who were the […]

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Amma Spoke, Then… Gave Darshan! at Parliament of World’s Religions

Parliament of World’s Religions in 1993 , Chicago Amma’s speech was like the flow of the Ganges. From the highest peak of transcendent spiritual bliss, Amma spoke, letting others drink, bathe and swim in Her infinite consciousness, which overflowed through Her beautiful and compelling words.   As Amma spoke, a deep peace seemed to permeate the […]

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Amma addresses the Parliament of World’s Religions in 1993

May Your Hearts BlossomChicago, 3rd September 1993 Salutations to all of you who have come here today, you who are the embodiments of Supreme Love. Words cannot express the gratitude that Amma feels towards the sincere organizers who have taken the time and energy to bring this highly beneficial conference into being. Though living in […]

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The First and Second Parliaments of the World’s Religions

Parliaments of the World’s Religions in 1893 and 1993 The first Parliament of the World’s Religions was held in Chicago in 1893. It marked the first concerted effort to bring all the different religions to a common platform where leaders and representatives of all faiths were able to communicate and share their views. At that […]

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The spontaneity of a child

10 April 2000, Sydney During the Devi puja in Sydney, Amma led everyone in chanting the 108 names of the Divine Mother. The devotees chanted with so much energy and concentration that by the time the last few mantras were being chanted, the atmosphere in the hall felt charged with a Divine presence. Silence followed […]