November 26, 2005, Michigan At the beginning of the evening program, Michigan State Senator Gilda Jacobs honored Amma with a citation that was read aloud: “Let it be known, that it is a pleasure, indeed, to honor Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known worldwide as Amma, for her service and dedication to humanity. Presenting the honor, she […]
18 November 2005, Amritapuri 60 Women came to Amritapuri this past Friday to receive their diplomas after completing a 3-month special training course in embroidery, footwear, leather goods, and readymade garments manufacturing. The event marked yet another milestone in the path envisioned by Amma in the wake of the Tsunami – creating self-reliant villages through […]
18 November, Edachira, Alappad On a small island about 4km north of Amritapuri, the Ashram is building 28 new Tsunami homes. The island, known as Edachira, has no roads and is accessible only by boat. This has proven to be a unique challenge for the villagers, Amrita University students, volunteers, and Ashramites who have been […]
November 26, 2005 — Dublin International Airport, Ireland The sun had not yet risen when Amma entered the Dublin Airport, but several of Amma’s devotees from Ireland were there waiting. They wanted to see her once more before her departure for America. The two days Amma had spent giving darshan in Dublin had not been […]
11 November 2005, Sri Lanka Construction of Tsunami homes is progressing in the Eastern (Tamil) and Western (Sinhalese) Districts in Sri Lanka. The homes are being built according to government specifications. Each three story structure will have 12 apartments – four on each floor.
November 5-7, 2005 – Barcelona, Spain On the shores of the Mediterranean, a sea of humanity gathered at the Mar Bella Sports Centre in Barcelona over the past three days. The crowds were so large that each day the morning darshan lasted until 5pm and then when Amma would return just 2 hours later for […]
Amma visited Toulon, France, on November 4-6, 2005 Bishop Vigile, Brother Martin and Sister Anne came from Monastery St. Michel du Var, an orthodox Christian monastery near Salernes, to have Amma’s darshan. Brother Martin said that he believes Amma is here to restore peace, love and other motherly qualities to mankind.
International Patron Mother 2 November 2005, Toulon, France L’Universite du Sud ( University of South France) has honored Amma by appointing her as the ‘International Patron Mother’ for students participating in the newly created degree in ‘Humanitarian Action and Rural Development.” The students, delighted to have Amma as their patron Mother, clapped when they heard […]
1 November 2005, Nagapattinam. Less than one year after the tsunami washed away countless lives and livelihoods, today, a fire broke out in one of the temporary government shelters in Nagapattinam, TN where tsunami victims were being housed. While no one was hurt, over 200 families lost all their belongings. New saris, dhotis, undergarments, underwear, […]
1 November 2005, Amritapuri Lights filled the evening skies as Ashramites in Amritapuri celebrated Deepavali. Adults and small children waved sparklers and lit small oil lamps which decorated the Kalari. Over at the boat jetty, students set of fireworks. Some students from Amrita University in Amritapuri decided to celebrate Deepavali in a different way: they […]