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Creativity in naming babies

During Amma’s recent program in Kannur, a family brought their baby for the Annaprasha ceremony, where Amma gives the child its first solid food. The father explained to Amma that his first child’s name is Amrit, the second child’s name is Ananda and the third and youngest one which was participating in the ceremony is […]

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Amma in Kozhikode

12-13 January, Kozhikode, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2016 Amma arrived to Kozhikode at 9:45pm from Mangalore for the next two day Brahmasthanam festival on the North Kerala tour. She was received by the devotees chanting mantras, shouting of Mata Rani, and silent tears of love. Amma then served dinner to all those present. During the […]

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Acceptance is key to success: Amma in Mangaluru

09-10 Jan – Mangalore, Karnataka – Bharata Yatra 2016 The second stop on the Bharata Yatra was a two-day Brahmasthanam festival in Mangalore. Amma was welcomed to the stage with traditional drumming, dancing and rows of girls wearing traditional attire and oil lamps.   During the program, Vidyamritam scholarships were distributed to 51 deserving students and […]

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Amma in Kannur

05-06 Jan, Kannur, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2016 Amma started off this year’s Bharata Yatra by visiting the North Kerala city of Kannur. During the two day Brahmasthanam festival, Amma gave satsang, sang bhajans and gave darshan. In her satsang, Amma asked everyone to practice yoga everyday. She recommend people do at least Surya Namaskara […]

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Be Joyful, Alert, Smiling and Compassionate

January 1, 2016 — Amritapuri (An excerpt from Amma’s 2016 New Year’s Message) Another new year is here. When a child is born into a family, it makes everyone happy, but at the same time, it also makes everyone alert. The parents will be careful that the child doesn’t fall down. They will make sure that […]

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New Year celebrations at Amritapuri 2016

1 January, 2016 – Amritapuri Thousands of people filled the main hall in Amritapuri to welcome 2016 in the presence of our Divine Mother. As darshan was finishing, a number of cultural performances entertained the gathered crowd who had come from all parts of India and the world. There were traditional Indian dances followed by […]