Around Amma 2002

Sw Purnamritananda’s visit to Japan – 2002

In September of 2001 Swami Purnamritananda Puri, one of Amma’s senior-most disciples, spent two weeks in Japan conducting programs for Amma’s devotees throughout the country. He was accompanied by Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya, who served as translator and organizer of the tour. Swamiji’s programs were well-attended even in mountain areas outside Tokyo. Amma’s many devotees throughout […]

AmritaKeerti Birthday

Amrita Keerti Puraskar awarded to Parameswaran

27 Sep 2002, Amritapuri This year’s Amritakeerti Puraskar went to P. Parameswaran. Union Law Minister Jana Krishnamoorthy presented the award. Sri Parameshwaran is an acclaimed and eminent scholar, thinker, and philosopher. He was born in Alapuzha, Kerala, in the year 1927. Shri Parameshwarji had his higher studies at University College, Trivandrum which he passed out […]

Around Amma 2002 Birthday

Amma’s Birthday Celebrations – 2002

25 Sept, 2002 On Amma’s birthday proper, Amma descended from Her room at 8:45 a.m., pausing for a moment to allow Her largest darling son, the elephant Ram, to place a garland around Her neck. All those who had packed into the darshan hall rose to their feet to try and catch a glimpse of […]

Around Amma 2002 Birthday Free Housing

Amritakuteeram free housing scheme expanded

27 Sep 2002, Amritapuri As an expression of Her infinite compassion, Amma has been providing homes to the homeless and the destitute in Kerala since 1987. Moved by the plight of the homeless all over the country, Amma, later, launched the unique, and massive Amritakuteeram Project in 1996 for building 25000 houses for the homeless. […]

Around Amma Birthday Messages of Amma Videos

Utsav is the state when mind overflows with love

Birthday Celebrations 2002, Amritapuri   “Utsavam (festivity) is the state in which the mind overflows with Divine Love, when the Love that is within us finds expression in external activities. My children should pray for the peace and welfare of one and all, rather than indulging in outward exhibition. Mutual love is practically the only […]


We were never born, nor will we ever die

26 Sep 2002, Eve of Amma’s 49th Birthday The day before Amma’s 49th birthday celebrations began, Amma talked some with the ashramites. With all the birthday excitement in the air, it seemed She wanted to remind all assembled that, in truth, we were never born, nor will we ever die.  “The day that the thought […]

Health Care

Their eyes will continue to live

25th Sep 2002, Amritapuri Inspired by Amma’s message of service and sacrifice, 75 students of Amrita Institute of Computer Technology, Cochin, have come forward with the Netra Daan Pledge, vowing to donate their eyes, upon their death, to the visually challenged. There are millions of visually challenged persons around. Fortunately, many of them can receive […]

Education Health Care University

Inauguration of Amrita College of Medicine

Saturday, 14 September 2002, 4.00 PM One more contribution to society from our most Beloved Amma – the College of Medicine at AIMS, Kochi – a majestic institution offering high quality education in the field of modern medicine. The college’s curriculum has been designed to provide value-based education and mould the character of the younger […]

Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganeshotsav at Amritapuri

Ganeshotsav was celebrated in Amritapuri with great enthusiasm and devotion. The celebrations commenced on the morning of September 10, 2002 with Gaja Puja (worship of the elephant) in the new prayer hall. The ashram elephant Ram – adorned with sandle paste and the traditional golden head ornamentation – was worshipped as the form of Lord […]