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Around Amma 2019 Ashram Life Festivals Krishna Jayanthi

When the impurities are removed, our Bhakti will become mature

23 August 2019 — Amritapuri AshramSreeKrishna Jayanthi Celebrations – excerpts from Amma’s message Today is the sacred day when the Lord Krishna took avatara on this earth as the embodiment of strength and beauty. He gave this world the message of courageous action and pure love in all its fullness. The Sanskrit word avatara has […]

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Kids tying rakhi to soldiers, get inspired to follow Dharma

15 Aug 2019, Amritapuri A small function was arranged at the ashram to honour the soldiers on the day of Rakhi. As a mark of respect love and gratitude, the kids of the ashram kids tied rakhi on their hands, applied tilak on their forehead, waved arati, and fed them with sweets. Inspector J Jonah […]

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Playing Holi at Amritapuri

21 March, Holi Festival – Amritapuri Normally the festival of Holi takes place when Amma is traveling in the North of India as part of her annual Bharata Yatra. This year Holi took place just a few days after Amma returned to Amritapuri so all the residents in the ashram were fortunate to celebrate with […]

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What selfless actions we have done for others?

Of the 24 hours given to us each day, was I able to spare at least one hour to help selflessly?

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Amma hoisted National flag

15 Aug 2018, Amritapuri Amma hoisted the National flag, celebrating India’s 72nd Independence day at Amritapuri. As Amma unfurled the tricolour flag,  the military force did a ceremonial salute. Amma stood in the rain while saluting the flag, praying during the National Anthem.  Many people and children could be seen standing with tri-colour flags and […]

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Diwali is a reminder to invoke the divine within our heart

17 & 18 October 2017 Diwali celebrations in Amritapuri Diwali was celebrated throughout Amritapuri in many ways. In the morning, as Amma made her way to the stage for the day’s darshan, she was welcomed by a group of Amma’s children from Tamil Nadu, dressed in beautiful attire and holding diyas (lamps) in their hands. They […]

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Navaratri days and Vijaya Dasami at Amritapuri

The first day of the Navaratri festival (Nine nights worshiping of Durga) this year was on September 21st. On that day, both at Amritapuri’s Kali Temple and the Kalari, beautiful and colorful ‘Golu’ dolls were being displayed with lights. Special homas and pujas were also conducted in the morning and evening in both locations by […]

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Living with Sri Krishana, Janmashtami celebrations at Amritapuri

12 Sep 2017, Amritapuri The day’s festivities began with the Go Puja, the traditional cow worship. This ceremony is done on this day because Sri Krishna was a cowherd in his youth. At the head of a procession, the Ashram cows made their way to the front of the ashram where the special puja was […]

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Around Amma 2017 Ashram Life Onam

Onam celebrations – pookkalam, sadya, tug of war and cutural programs

4 Sep 2017, Onam celebrations, Amritapuri Ashram For the last ten days, as per the tradition of the Onam harvest festival, the entire state of Kerala has been ordained with lush, beautiful flower mandalas. At Amritapuri, each day the floral decoration in front of Amma’s room was unique. Each day, the beautiful arrangement depicted a […]

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Ganesh Visarjan at Amritapuri Ashram

3 Sep 2017, Amritapuri Ashram After the Ganesha Chaturthi ceremony {news}, the beautiful, ornate clay idol of Ganesha was placed at the Kalari where special pujas were held every day. Every evening, devotees sang bhajans fervently to Lord Ganesha. After nine days, as per tradition, the Ganesha idol was taken to be immersed in the […]