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Devotees clean toilets at Government relief camps

2 January 2005 — Ochira, Kollam District, Kerala “Who are they?” This was the question asked by most as they saw the team of Westerners from the Ashram cleaning up toilets that hadn’t been cleaned for months and which local health authorities had closed down as being unhygienic and unhealthy. There were 20 sealed toilets […]

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Amma meets the Village Councils

2 January 2005 Amma held a meeting with the local village councils from the coastal belt to discuss future steps for rehabilitation. Food, essentials and medical aid continues to be provided to evacuees at the camps as usual. Psychiatrists from AIMS have also come to help the medical team as there are many cases of […]

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People go back to the villages

1st January 2005 1. Now that people are returning to repair and salvage what they can from their homes, the Ashram is providing food for 600 people in Azhikkal three times a day, as well as for 100 policemen and firemen. 2. Breakfast was provided for about 7,000 people in the relief camps. As people […]

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A New Year shrouded in darkness

31 Dec 2004, Amritapuri For the first time in five days, the temple bell rang three times—announcing to all the ashramites that Amma was coming to the bhajan hall. It seemed to many that the bell was announcing the rain, as it came exactly as the bell was sounded. Everyone—the ashramites and the visiting devotees—ran […]