Around Amma Birthday

Celebrating the glory that is Amma

Tuesday, 28 September 2004 — Amritapuri It was nearing three o’clock in the morning, and Amma had been giving darshan for 14 hours straight. “They are not singing in all the languages,” Amma suddenly said, referring to the brahmacharis and brahmacharinis sitting on the stage behind Her. “Get the microphone. I will sing, and they […]


Amma’s 51st Birthday

Monday, 27 September 2004 Out of their immense gratitude for the infinite love and compassion Amma has showered upon humanity, Amma’s children from around the world will soon be making the pilgrimage to Amritapuri in order to participate in Amma’s 51st Birthday Celebrations. This year, the festivities will return to Amma’s place of birth, Amritapuri […]

Around Amma 2004 Birthday Free Marriages

Mass marriage for impoverished couples

Monday, September 27, 2004 — Amritapuri Amma’s 51st Birthday Celebrations Srinath and Lakshmi (names changed) never dreamed this day would take place—the most memorable day of their lives. But on September 27, this very poor couple were married at Amritapuri Ashram by none other than Amma Herself. Their wedding took place along with those of […]

Birthday Health Care

Healing the impoverished through telemedicine

Monday, 27 September 2004, Amritapuri Losing a child since the doctor was not at hand or suffering constantly since the diagnosis was faulty or getting handicapped for want of timely medicines is now going to be a thing of the past for many residents of Kalpetta, Wayanad. As part of the 51st Birthday Celebrations of […]

Around Amma 2004 Birthday Health Care

Restoring the glory of Ayurveda

Monday, September 27, 2004 — Amritapuri Shri. Oommen Chandy, the Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala, officially inaugurated the Amrita Ayurveda Medical Hospital today, as part of Amma’s 51st Birthday Celebrations. Speaking at the occasion, Swami Amritaswarupananda, said that Amma’s envisioned the college as an institution that would merge the modern and the ancient: “Not only […]

AmritaKeerti Around Amma Birthday

Mahakavi Akkitham receives Amritakeerti Puraskar

“Now Why Should I Write?” Monday, 27 September 2004 — Amritapuri When Mahakavi Akkitham Achyuthan Nambootiri received the Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s Amritakeerti Puraskar for his contributions to poetry, philosophy and Vedic culture, his eyes were filled with tears. “I am standing in the greatest, most auspicious moment of my life,” he said, standing at Amma’s […]

Around Amma 2004 Birthday Messages of Amma

We have forgotten the language of love and compassion

Monday, September 27, 2004 Amma’s 51st birthday message Amma feels very sad when She sees the present state of the world. Everywhere we look we see pictures of bloodshed and people shedding tears. There is no compassion even towards children. How many innocent people are perishing in wars and terrorist attacks! It is said that […]

Around Amma 2004 Birthday Free Housing

A roof for the roofless

Monday, September 27, 2004 — Amritapuri Amma’s 51st birthday was a very special day for Kalidasi Paul from West Bengal. Hailing from India’s poorest of the poor, a meal was a daily struggle. Most days, she had to make do with just a handful of puffed rice and lots of water to appease her hunger. […]

Around Amma 2004 International Forum Messages of Amma

Amma has a desire

Amma’s Messages on 2004 International peace day Tuesday, September 21, 2004—Amritapuri We should not turn the world into a desert. We should not allow love and compassion to totally dry up. If that happens, the human race will cease to exist. This beautiful world will become a forest full of human animals. Seeing today’s situation, […]


Amma’s ashrams, satsang groups & institutes to join in world peace Prayer

16 September 2004 — Amritapuri As Tuesday, the 21st of September draws nearer, Mata Amritanandamayi Math has begun to coordinate thousands of gatherings around the planet for world peace. Amma’s hundreds of thousands of devotees from around the world will offer their day’s spiritual practices for the cause of world peace, and all of Amma’s […]