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Amma gives darshan to surat for the first time

Bharata Yatra 2004 8 March, 2004 — New Mumbai, Maharashtra Amma’s first visit to Surat found thousands coming to hear Her satsang, listen to Her bhajans and have Her darshan. In remembrance of the historic occasion, Smt. Snehalateben Chawan, the Honourable Municipal Mayor of Surat, and Member of Parliament Smt. Savitaben Sharada presented Amma with […]

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Amma arrives at her ashram in New Mumbai

Bharata Yatra 2004 4 March 2004 — New Mumbai, Maharashtra After a large program in Prabhadevi Mumbai that lasted until 9:00 a.m., Amma came to Her ashram in Nehrul, New Mumbai. Upon Her arrival, Amma walked through the large group of devotees who were still busy preparing the ashram for the two-day Brahmasthanam Festival that […]

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“Read the language of her eyes”: darshan in Mumbai

Bharata Yatra 2004 3 March 2004 — Mumbai, Maharashtra “I pray to Amma to bless the people of Mumbai,” said Smt. Jayawantiben Mehta, the Honourable Minister of Power, to Amma and the some 30,000 people who had gathered in Prabhadevi Mumbai for Amma’s darshan. “Everyone becomes a child in the presence of Amma. Just as […]

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Pune programs begin with a bang!

Bharata Yatra 2004 29 February 2004 — Pune, Maharashtra Amma’s three nights and two days of Pune programs commenced tonight at the Anna Saheb Magar Stadium. As Amma arrived at 6:30, the program literally began with a bang—as two colourful bursts of fireworks exploded just overhead the stadium. She then walked through the crowd under […]

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Amma blesses Hyderabad

Bharata Yatra 2004 25 February 2004 — Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Amma’s Hyderabad devotees welcomed Her Wednesday night on a grand scale. The massive backdrop of their stage—a beige façade of a palace—reached some 20 feet into the night sky. In each of the palace’s windows candles were lit, and in the centre was a majestic […]

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Darshan in Davanagere

Bharata Yatra 2004 23 February 2004 — Davanagere, Karnataka Davanagere was the site of the fifth stop on Amma’s North India Tour. The program was held cradled in the E-shaped Amrita Vidyalayam. Hours before the program began, devotees began queuing up outside the school grounds in order to get their darshan tokens. Amma has been […]

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Celebration of Amma’s birth star

30 January 2004 — Amritapuri Tonight is Kartika. As always on the night of Amma’s birth star, the ashram was alit with various lights and candles, in particular, the pathway Amma follows from Her room to the bhajan hall. Towards the end of the night’s set of bhajans, Amma surprised everyone by practicing a new […]

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Amma in Coimbatore

25 January 2004 — Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu The last stop on Amma’s South India Tour began today in Coimbatore, at the Brahmasthanam temple. These next three days will enjoy a Brahmasthanam Festival complete with the regular planetary pujas and archanas, and Amma’s bhajans, satsang and darshan. This evening’s programme began with the garlanding of Amma […]

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Amma in Chennai 2004

Amma visited Chennai in January 2004

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First Devi Bhava of the New Year

4 January 2004 — Amritapuri As the large wooden doors rolled open and the sacred verses chanted, the many thousands present received a dense blast of the scent of flowers and camphor. As always this was mixed with another mysterious, divine fragrance that penetrates deeper, beyond the senses… Before us appeared the heart-bursting vision of […]