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Painting minds with the colour of love: Amma celebrates Holi

15 March, 2006 – Jaipur, Rajasthan, and the Rajasthan–Haryana border on NH7 Holi is mainly a North Indian tradition. As such, in Amma’s youth she never threw about the celebratory powdered paints as people do in places like Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi. And even though Amma has been in the North during Holi almost every year […]

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The colour of bliss, the Pink city on Holi

14 March, 2006 – Jaipur, Rajasthan Amma’s visit to Jaipur fell on Holi {read more} , the festival associated with Sri Krishna, wherein powdered paints are thrown around, painting everyone with bright pinks, oranges, greens, reds and yellows. In fact, looking out at the people who came for Amma’s programme it was clear that some […]

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Where there is darkness, they need light: A unique darshan in Indore

13 March, Indore, Madhya Pradesh – Bharata Yatra 2006 It wasn’t the first time that 100,000 people have come to one of Amma’s programmes, but it was the first time that all of them tried to come for darshan at the exact same time. In fact, from the minute Amma reached the dais in Indore, […]

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The colour of bliss, the Pink City on Holi

14 March, Jaipur, Rajasthan –Bharata Yatra 2006 Amma’s visit to Jaipur fell on Holi {read more} , the festival associated with Sri Krishna, wherein powdered paints are thrown around, painting everyone with bright pinks, oranges, greens, reds and yellows. In fact, looking out at the people who came for Amma’s programme it was clear that […]

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Amma in Indore

11 March, 2006 – Indore, Madhya Pradesh Amma’s first-ever programme in Indore was attended by a large number of the city’s politicians, captains of industry and media barons, as well as more than 100,000 people thirsty to experience Amma’s compassion. Dignitaries included Union Minister Kantilal Bhuria, State PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, City BJP Chief Ramesh […]

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Bang a drum for the whole world to hear

9 March, 2006 – Amdavad, Gujarat Not only did the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Sri. Narendra Modi, come to the Amrita Vidyalayam in Amdavad to seek Amma’s audience, he also rode beside Amma to the programme site at Education Society Grounds. There, young men and women dressed in traditional Gujarati clothing were dancing dandiya to […]

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A dance for devi, a dance for Krishna: Surat welcomes Amma

7 March, 2006 – Surat, Gujarat When Amma came to Pandit Dindayal Upadhaya Indoor Stadium in Surat, she was greeted by eight young women performing garbhi, Gujarat’s traditional dance for the Divine Mother. The dance was not limited to Amma’s immediate arrival, the women danced alongside Amma as she walked into the stadium. Traditionally performed […]

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The colour of inspiration

6 March 2006 — Pandagasalai Village, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu For the seventh time since 1998, members of Japan’s International Volunteer University Student Association (IVUSA {news}) are participating in the Amrita Kuteeram house-building project. This year more than 80 such students have traveled to Nagapattinam to help build tsunami-relief housing in the villages of Pandagasalai, […]

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Activities in Africa

Kanni Village, Machakos, Kenya Following Amma’s October 2003 trip to Nairobi, a group of devotees there have formed an Amrita Kutumbam [Amrita family] {news} and have started engaging in various selfless-service projects in Amma’s name. For the past year the group has been sponsoring the monthly feeding of 60 orphans at a Salvation Army orphanage […]

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Amma in Mumbai: A city with many sides

2 March, 2006 – Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra “Matching!” Amma said, first pointing at Mayur’s T-shirt and then at his hair – both were golden yellow. A big grin crept across the young man’s face. He then handed Amma a folded-up letter. “Is it about your career, your future aspirations?” Amma asked. The young man’s […]