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Ashram supplies villagers with free clothing and blankets

28 December 2004 — Amrita University, Amritapuri Campus Although Amritapuri was also hit by the flood, the ashramites are doing what they can to help the villagers, many of whom have lost all their clothes and food when their huts were swept away by the incoming water. Recently devotees from Dubai had donated a large […]

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Cleaning of Tsunami

27 December 2004, Amritapuri After the sludge had been scraped off the floor, workers cleaned the bhajan hall. Many carton boxes had been soaked and were now useless. All helped to disposed of the waste. Water seeped into everything. The machines in the press needed to be dismantled, cleaned, and then put together again. Amma’s books were cleaned and […]

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Amma visits tsunami relief camps

27 December, 8:20 PM The danger is over. But the damage has been done. While no one at the Ashram was injured, the villagers have suffered great losses. Family members are dead and missing. Many of their houses and huts have simply been washed away. Amma visited the relief camps and consoled the evacuees and […]

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Amma cries with them

27 December 2004–Amritapuri The danger is over. But the damage has been done. While no one at the Ashram was injured, the villagers have suffered great losses. Family members are dead and missing. Many of their houses and huts have simply been washed away. The government has evacuated the area, asking everyone stay on the […]

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Tsunami hits Amritapuri, all are safe

26 December 2004 Due to the earthquake in Jakartha, Indonesia tremors occurred in many places in India, and waves were sent towards the Indian coast. Amritapuri has been affected by tsunami waves, but no one there was hurt. Here in the picture, the sea water is just coming to the premises of the Amrita Ayurvedic […]

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Tsunami 2004

Indian ocean tsunami 2004 – $22 Million relief activities of Ashram

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A dance of joy on a silent night

24 December 2004 — Amritapuri To celebrate Christmas, Amma’s Western children sang carols, performed classical music, put on a play about Jesus’ life and did two dances—one involving fire and one inspiring Amma Herself to raise to Her feet. The evening didn’t end until past 1:00 a.m. Christmas morning, with Amma distributing chocolate-cake prasad to […]

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Lost in the bhava of the song

21 December 2004–Amritapuri After answering the questions of the ashram residents, Amma told one of the brahmacharis to bring the harmonium. She then called for a new bhajan in Hindi that she has been singing lately in the evenings: Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah. Before beginning, Amma asked that the lyrics be translated into English so that […]

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They saw God and wanted to touch Her

16 December 2004–Kozhikode, Kerala When Amma arrived at Her ashram in Kozhikode, thousands of devotees were waiting with the hopes of catching just a glimpse of Her. And when Amma stepped out from the back seat of Her car, they could not help themselves–they surged forward, all of them. Can you blame them? They saw […]

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Manjeri had come to Amma

14 December, Manjeri, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2004 The crowd surrounded the stage and spilled out onto the main road. There simply was not enough room for all the people. At one point, Amma even told the brahmachari running the kitchen to have buckets of food carried down to the street to insure that the […]