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Little ones tie Rakhis to soldiers

7 Aug 2017, Amritapuri Today is Raksha Bandan day. At the ashram, the little ones tied rakhis (simple handmade bracelets, usually made of thread) on the wrists  of soldiers  put thilak on their foreheads and offered them sweets.  This is traditionally a day when brothers and sisters and celebrate and honor their bond by tying a traditional rakhi […]

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Gurupurnima at Amritapuri celebrated

09 July 2017, Amritapuri  Swami Turyamritananda lead the celebrations, conducted a Guru paduka puja of Amma at the Kali Temple. “There are many relationships in human life. But, the relationship between a Guru and disciple cannot be counted as one of these worldly relationships. In reality, the only bond of love that is eternal and indestructible is […]

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Onam celebrations at Amritapuri

4-14 Sep 2016, Onam celebrations, Amritapuri For each of the 10 days of the annual Onam festival, ashram residents as well as students took turns making beautiful big pookkalams (floral designs) at the foot of the steps to Amma’s room. Each day when Amma came out for darshan, she would stand there for some time, […]

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Sri Krishna Jayanthi at Amritapuri

24 Aug 2016, Amritapuri The festivities began at 7:30 in the morning with a special procession from the Ashram’s cowshed to the front steps of the Kali Temple where the Go Puja was performed showing reverence to all cows. A large number of Ashramites, devotees and visitors took part in the procession and puja, singing […]

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Vavu Bali, paying homage to ancestors

2 Aug 2016, Amritapuri 2000 participants from around the globe gathered in Amritapuri to pay homage to their ancestors by participating in the Karkidaka Vavu Bali ritual. Vavu Bali is a Hindu custom where a special puja is performed on riverbanks and beaches on the no moon (Amavasya) that falls during the month of Karkitakam […]

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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 […]

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Amma back

Amma is back in Amritapuri after the Eruope-America Yatra 2015 She will be giving Darshan from 2Dec till BharataYatra starts early next year.

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Turning into smiling ones, reflecting the joy of the moment

4 October 2015, Amritapuri The day Amma would leave for the Europe tour, she came to the Kali Temple around 11 am and the for the next 3 hours, meditated, answered questions, gave advice, cracked jokes, gave a couple thousand people Prasad lunch, gave a quick darshan and finished off by singing and dancing her […]

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Opportunity to serve is like winning a lottery

1 Sep 2015, Amritapuri Chair Cleaning Seva Normally when Amma arrives on the stage for bhajans, she immediately starts singing. But today she made the following announcement before she started, “A lot of the chairs in the hall need to be cleaned. Everyone should try to clean two chairs.”   So all throughout bhajans everyone […]

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Sri Krishna Jayanthi at Amritapuri Ashram

15 Sep 2014, Amritapuri The day started with an early morning Mahaganapathi human at the Kalari. It was followed by a GoPuja (cow worship) and procession. Cows of the ashram, adorned in colors were brought in a procession to the front of the Kali Temple. They were offered fruits by devotees and children dressed like […]