Month: August 2007

  • Weaving waste into wealth

    28 August 2007 — Amritapuri When Amma came to the temple for Meditation Day on Tuesday, a small purse and hand-fan were waiting for her on her peetham. After sitting down, Amma placed the purse’s strap over her shoulder and began fanning herself, beaming a smile as if she were modelling some of the most…

  • Onam 2007

    Onam 2007

    Onam celebrations with Amma, 27 August 2007, Amritapuri

  • Pookkalam 2007

    Pookkalam 2007

    23 August 2007, Amritapuri Beautiful decorations made by Indian students in front of Amma’s house during the 10 day Onam celebrations.

  • A Colorful Onam

    A Colorful Onam

    22 Aug 2007—Amritapuri This morning, the main hall was abuzz with activity. Over a dozen groups of women had gathered to participate in a day full of activities in celebration of Onam. Each team consisted of women who were part of a Self Help Group (SHG) from the surrounding Allappad Panchyat where the Ashram is…

  • Celebrating Independence Day 2007 with Amma

    Celebrating Independence Day 2007 with Amma

    Midnight, 14 August, 2007 Independence Day celebration, Amritapuri The 60th Independence Day of India was celebrated in Amritapuri by the students of Amrita University in the presence of Amma. This year’s Bharat Mata Puja was dedicated to the various kings of India who stood for virtue and dharma. The various cultural performances included dances, short plays…

  • Come in my dreams, don t bring transaltor

    11 August 2007 — Amritapuri According to linguists, there are 6,912 languages spoken in the world today. Amma only speaks one of these—Malayalam. And while Malayalam is spoken by an estimated 48 million people, the 6.5 billion other people in the world pretty much have no choice but to rely on a translator when they…

  • 360 degree aerial view of Amritapuri

    Looking northward from the top of the 18-storey tall flats in the Ashram. To the left is the Arabian Sea, to the right, the Kayamkulam Backwaters. In between is the Alappad Island on which the Ashram is located.

  • Amma to Brazil

    31 July – 2 August 2007, Rio Brazil. Amma visited Brazil for the first time, big crowd was there to see Amma. She also held Atma puja & Devi Bhava.