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A shore with two oceans

Sitting on the beach, Amma statred making little temples with the wet sand -one, two, three, four, five temples, but willingly let the waves wash each one of them into the sea.

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300 Hours, 8,500 kilometres & 700,000 hugs

Since 7 January, Amma and Her children have travelled throughout India

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Amma in Kolkata

Bharata Yatra 2004 27 March 2004 — Kolkata, West Bengal Amma’s first program in Kolkata was held in the middle of Richie Park, Maddox Square under a magnificently constructed temporary structure. The backdrop to the dais was done up in ochre and white and covered with purple orchids. The two chief guests of the program […]

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Amma in Durgapur

Bharata Yatra 2004 25 March 2004 — Durgapur, West Bengal After a long drive from Varanasi, Amma and Her children reached Durgapur, West Bengal just after sunrise on the morning of March 25th. The program was held at the industrial city’s Amrita Vidyalayam School, which has been in operation for just under a year now. […]

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Embodiment of love blesses Varanasi

Bharata Yatra 2004 23 March 2004 — Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh “Hara Hara Mahadeva! Hara Hara Mahadeva!” As Amma sang bhajans in Shiva’s city, this is how the thousands of assembled devotees responded. Varanasi, or Kashi, is considered by many to be India’s holiest city. It is said if you breathe your last here, Lord Shiva […]

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Lucky Lucknow

Bharata Yatra 2004 21 March 2004 — Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Amma arrived in Lucknow just before dawn this morning, marking the beginning of the final phase of Bharata Yatra 2004: three one-night programs in the cities of Lucknow, Varanasi and Durgapur and then two in Calcutta. This part of India is so rich with history. […]

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“Every time Ammacomes to Delhi, Delhi Is blessed.”

Bharata Yatra 2004 16 March 2004 — Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi Amma’s first program in Delhi was in the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium,   just across the street from Raj Ghat, the samadhi site of Mahatma Gandhi. A number of dignitaries from the nation’s capital graced the dais for Amma’s satsang and bhajans, including […]

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Amma in the Pink City

14 March 2004 — Jaipur, Rajasthan –Bharata Yatra 2004 Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan, has been blessed with Amma’s presence several times. But 14 March 2004 was only the second time Amma had given a program there. As usual, a number of local politicians were on hand to greet Her, including Shri. Ghanshyam Tiwari, […]

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“We love Amma not because of who she is, but because of who we become in her presence.”

Bharata Yatra 2004 12 March 2004 — Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh No one really knew how many people would come to see, hear and be touched by Amma in Bhopal. She had only visited the Madhya Pradesh capital once before in 1989, and then only a few hundred came to have Her darshan.   As it would […]

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Amma, a pearl in India’s guru tradition – Narenda Modi

10 March 2004, Ahmedabad, Gujarat The Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri. Narendra Modi, opened his speech at Amma’s Ahmedabad program by saying that the state is still indebted to Amma for the way in which She came to its aid in 2001. The Honourable Minister was referring to the three villages the ashram completely […]