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Helping to celebrate Pongal

16 January 2005 — Tamil Nadu “When bad times come, it’s very common to hear women crying, but not men. Here, the men are crying like anything. They can’t even speak. I’ve never seen anything like it.” According to one of Amma’s senior brahmacharis helping with the Ashram’s relief work in Tamil Nadu, this is […]

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Tsunami relief in Chennai

16 January 2005 The Ashram has adopted three villages in Chennai. They are Kovalam (2000 families), Pudunemelli (62 families) and Daeveneri (190 families). The Ashram is feeding some 7,500 people around Chennai a day The Ashram has set up a relief camp in Thiruvanniyur, about 60 km from Amma’s ashram in Chennai. The Ashram continues […]

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Around Amma Around Amma 2005

Yes, Amma. I understand

16 January 2005,Amritapuri The family consisted of a grandfather, grandmother, father, mother and young boy of about three. As the family approached Amma for darshan, the boy told his family, “I want to ask Amma a question, but you cannot laugh.” They all promised. Soon the entire family was in Amma’s arms. As Amma looked […]

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Free Housing Tsunami

From Bhuj to Amritapuri

15 January 2005 — Amritapuri In 2001 when the earthquake devastated Bhuj, Amma responded much the same way she is now. She immediately sent doctors, ambulances, brahmacharis and devotees to help. A year later, the Ashram had entirely reconstructed three whole villages—a total of 1,200 houses, plus hospitals, community halls, temples and mosques. Gujarat people […]

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People move into the temporary shelters

15 January 2005 — Srayikkad, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala A storeroom, medical clinic, police-aid post and information office are now functioning at the Ashram’s temporary shelters in Srayikkad. The Ashram has provided the children living there with footballs and other toys. 200 families have moved in to the shelters thus far, and more are […]

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Around Amma Tsunami

Throughout India, Amma’s help is flowing

13 January 2005 — Srayikkad, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala “Amma is a beacon light of compassion. Mata Amritanandamayi Math is a source of love. And the 100 crores Amma has given is the greatest help for the government. Not only in Kerala, but throughout India, Amma’s help is flowing. This is a holy deed.” […]

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Free Pension Tsunami

Ashram gives 10 million rupees to tsunami victims

12 January 2005 — Amritapuri As part of Amma’s pledge to provide 100 crores in tsunami-relief aid to Southern India, the Ashram began dispersing financial aid to the residents of Alappad Panchayat today. Six of the 13 wards of Alappad were called to the Ashram this morning—each family receiving Rs. 1,000. This money is given […]

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Health Care Tsunami

Psychological counselling to tsunami victims

12 January 2005 — Amritapuri Ashram doctors have been making regular rounds of tsunami relief camps since the day after the disaster. Their immediate assessment was that the villager’s greatest problems were psychological—chiefly, anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a debilitating condition that can follow any […]

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Ashram doctor works with Tsunami kids

10 January 2005 — Amritapuri Dr. Asha from Stanford University, USA, a pediatrician currently helping to develop the cancer and pediatrics centres at AIMS Hospital, writes of her experiences helping children traumatised by the tsunami. “Amma, sometimes I am having bad dreams” came the voice of a l0-year-old who had witnessed several of his relatives […]

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Free Housing Tsunami

Temporary shelters are ready

10th January 2005 The temporary shelters built by the Ashram are now finished and have running water and electricity provided through an Ashram generator. These shelters are 2 kilometers away from the Ashram, on the land owned by the ashram. The shelters have 15 toilets and 15 bathrooms. With the help of devotee-volunteers and brahmacharis […]