Month: January 2004

  • The Cancer Institute

    31 January, 2004 marked the much anticipated inauguration of the Cancer Institute at Amrita Institute of Medical Science and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala The Cancer Institute is dedicated to providing fully integrated, multidisciplinary cancer treatment under one roof with state-of-the-art technology, having assembled a wide range of experts in all disciplines related to cancer, from…

  • Celebration of Amma’s birth star

    Celebration of Amma’s birth star

    30 January 2004 — Amritapuri Tonight is Kartika. As always on the night of Amma’s birth star, the ashram was alit with various lights and candles, in particular, the pathway Amma follows from Her room to the bhajan hall. Towards the end of the night’s set of bhajans, Amma surprised everyone by practicing a new…

  • Amma in Coimbatore

    25 January 2004 — Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu The last stop on Amma’s South India Tour began today in Coimbatore, at the Brahmasthanam temple. These next three days will enjoy a Brahmasthanam Festival complete with the regular planetary pujas and archanas, and Amma’s bhajans, satsang and darshan. This evening’s programme began with the garlanding of Amma…

  • Amma in Karur

    23 January, 2004 — Karur From the big city of Chennai, to the smaller, former French enclave of Pondicherry, to the even smaller town of Karur, traveling with Amma provides a truly cosmopolitan view of India. There is the continual shifting of surroundings, the never-ending flux of the multitudes from every conceivable walk of life,…

  • Pondicherry pours out to cherish Amma

    Pondicherry pours out to cherish Amma

    An unexpectedly large crowd of Amma’s children came to see Her in Pondicherry. More than 37,000 darshan tickets were issued on Amma’s first visit to this former French colony, and darshan lasted until 9:30 am. Even after darshan was over and She was standing from Her peetham to leave, Amma remained to serve Her children…

  • Amma in Chennai 2004

    Amma visited Chennai in January 2004

  • Roadside satsang

    Roadside satsang

    Western children do have innocence, but it is just covered over with emotional scars.

  • A revolution in Rameshwaram

    A revolution in Rameshwaram

    16 January 2004 – Rameshwaram It happened totally unexpectedly. Darshan had only ended a few minutes earlier at 9 in the morning and Amma’s caravan had just left the site of Rameshwaram’s Amritakuteeram site, adjacent to the darshan hall, only minutes later. Some of us chose to walk back to our accommodations, and a lucky…

  • They threw flowers

    They threw flowers

    Thursday, 15 January, 2004 Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu The 108 families living in Amrita Kuteeram, Rameshwaram were very excited. Amma was coming to give a programme just in their neighbourhood. Only a year before they had been living in leaky huts thatched with coconut leaves, but–thanks to Amma–they now had simple but strong houses in an…

  • Pongal’s Sweetest Payasam

    Pongal’s Sweetest Payasam

    In Pongal festival different aspects of the Nature is worshiped, the Creation is recognized as the miraculous Divine.