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“Amma is not afraid of death”

If anyone wants to kill me, they can do it anywhere at any time. Amma is not afraid of death at all

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Ashram Life

A sacrifice for The Master

Arun, from Thiruvalla, always comes to help control the crowds when Amma gives darshan.  Little did he know that on this day he would have to control someone in the crowd who was carrying a knife {news}. Arun was one of the first ones on the scene when the attacker was forced from the stage […]

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Stranger wielding a knife apprehended in Amritapuri

Amma is safe & giving darshan now 21st August 2005, Amritapuri 10.30 p.m. The large hall was full as Amma began the program for the first Devi Bhava darshan after the US tour. Over 15,000 tokens were distributed for darshan. After Amma’s satsang, during the 3rd song of the evening bhajans at around 6.15 pm, […]

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Around Amma Ashram

Metal detectors installed at Ashram

It is the wish of Amma’s devotees and disciples to increase security around Amma. After discussions between the Ashram’s Board of Trustees, the police have installed metal detectors at the entrances to the temple. The detectors only slightly slow the flow of traffic into the temple, and the devotees are happy to put up with […]

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Community Out Reach Tsunami

Amma is the cultural ambassador of India

20 August 2005 — Amritapuri Sri. Therambil Ramakrishnan, the Honourable Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly, came to Amritapuri today in order to help the Ashram distribute 300 sewing machines to villagers and clothes to the children affected by the tsunami. The clothes were given to the 6,000 children from Kerala’s Alappuzha District who participated […]

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Free Housing Tsunami

Brick by brick- rebuilding houses for tsunami victims

19 August 2005 — Vellannathuruthu, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala As the morning sun finds its way through the canopy of coconut trees that shade Vellannathuruthu, a group of Amma’s devotees and disciples plods back and forth along one of the seaside village’s dirt pathways carrying loads of bricks—mostly upon their heads. It’s hard work. […]

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Green Friends Nature Care

Greenshore: Protecting Kerala’s coast by making it green

17 August 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala As the sun set on the beach in Cheriya Azhikkal–a village in Alappad Panchayat, five kilometres from Amritapuri–villagers gathered to plant hundreds of small casuarina saplings (Australian pine). The saplings are being planted with the aim of curbing erosion caused by high tides and to protect […]

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Free Housing Tsunami

88 Houses completed in Cuddalore

16 August 2005 — Pudukuppam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu On 25 August 2005, the Ashram will hand over the 88 houses it is building in Pudukuppam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu. The houses will be the first tsunami-reconstruction houses to be finished in Tamil Nadu State. This will make the Ashram the first organisation to finish […]

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Around Amma Around Amma 2005

The dawning of Vedic culture in India

16 August 2005 — Amritapuri “It is impossible to say exactly when Vedic culture began,” Amma told the devotees and disciples gathered for Tuesday’s meditation and question-and-answer session. “The Vedas are anadi [without beginning]; they were there even before the beginning of the human race. The Vedas are said to be isvara nisvasam–the exhalation of […]

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Community Out Reach

Amrita Sanjeevani

Amrita Sanjeevani On August 15, 2005, when all of India was celebrating the 58th anniversary of her independence, the students of Amrita University were celebrating the joy of selfless service. The students at the Amritapuri campus formed the Amrita Sanjeevani, a new student seva association. The students and staff of the University will take a […]