Month: January 2008

  • Sacred fencing at Nellai

    Sacred fencing at Nellai

    28 Jan, Nellai, Tamil Nadu, Bharata Yatra 2008 Amma held her first public program in the city of Tirunelveli, in southern Tamil Nadu. This district is well-known for its diverse landscapes; it contains everything from deserts, forests, rivers, mountains, to sea coasts. The name ‘Tiru-nel-veli’ means ‘sacred fenced paddy.’ One of the ancient stories is…

  • Dealing with Desires

    Dealing with Desires

    24 Jan, 2008, On the Road to Kumbakonam, Bharata Yatra 2008 On the way to Kumbakonam, Amma pulled over and stopped at a side road, with grassy fields on either side. The site was in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, the sun was setting. One could hear the sound of crickets chirping, along with…

  • Fulfilling Promises

    Fulfilling Promises

    Fulfilling Promises- Amma in Kumbakonam 26 Jan 2008, Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu, Bharata Yatra 2008 Amma held her first public program in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The program was held on a huge Banadurai Higher Secondary School grounds, capable of holding tens of 1,000’s of people. In July of 2004, a disastrous fire took place in this…

  • Covai 2008

    23-24 Jan 2008, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Bharata Yatra 2008 Amma held two days of programmes in the Chennai Brahmasthanam. The crowd overflowed the small Brahmasthanam grounds on both days, as the people continuously filed in from the busy streets to have darshan. On the second day, mass pujas were performed, led by Amma herself. Chennai…

  • Tourstop in Cudallore with Amma 2008

    25 January 2008, Cudallore In between Chennai & Kumbhakonam Amma stopped with the tour group in Cudallore for Meditation & Bhajans.        

  • Amma Chennai 2008

    Amma Chennai 2008

    Jan 23 – 24, Chennai, Bharata Yatra 2008 Amma held two days of program in Chennai.

  • Amma in Puducherry

    Amma in Puducherry

    21 Jan 2008, Pudussery, Bharata Yatra 2008 Amma visited Puducherry (formerly named ‘Pondicherry’) for an evening public program on the 21st. The program was attended by many respected dignitaries, including the chief minister of Puducherry, Sri N. Rangaswami. The chief minister expressed his wish for Amma to become more active in the state. ‘Amma has…

  • Convergence of Rivers

    Convergence of Rivers

    20 Jan 2008, Bhavani River, Tamil Nadu, Bharata Yatra 2008 On the way to Pondicherry, Amma stopped along with the traveling devotees at the convergence of two holy rivers, the Bhavani and Kaveri. Amma used to visit here regularly in between stops of the India tours, but it had been more than three years since…

  • Amma in Coimbatore

    Amma in Coimbatore

    20 Jan, Covai, Bharata Yatra 2008 Amma’s Bharata yatra 2008 began with the 7th annual Brahmasthanam festival in Coimbatore. These two days of programs came to a close, at 7 a.m. on Friday the 20th. On both nights of the festival, the Tamil people expressed their devotion through their native song and dance. This form…

  • Bhavani River stop with Amma

    Bhavani River stop with Amma

    20 Jan 2008, Bhavani River, Tamil Nadu On the way from Kovai, Amma and the group stopped at Bhavani river.  This sacred spot is the convergence of two rivers, Kaveri and Bhavani, called Bhavani Sangama. Sitting on the banks, facing the Bhavani river Amma sang few new bhajans, had satsang and Amma distributed dinner prasad…