Category: Cultural

  • Vavu Bali, paying homage to ancestors

    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…

  • AYUDH participates in Human Rights Council Youth Forum at the UN

    AYUDH participates in Human Rights Council Youth Forum at the UN

    On 10 June 2016, seven AYUDH members from Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and Spain joined around 120 young leaders from all over the world gathered at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, to participate in a historic moment: For the first time, youth had the chance to formally voice their opinion in regard to different human…

  • International Yoga day at Amritapuri Ashram

    International Yoga day at Amritapuri Ashram

    21 Jun 2016, Amritapuri The main hall in the Ashram was full this morning as a Yoga classes were conducted to celebrate the day. More than 1000 participated in this yoga celebration, including children, youth and old aged.   [Show thumbnails]

  • National level trainers camp for AYUDH and IAM

    National level trainers camp for AYUDH and IAM

    A national level trainers camp was held in Amritapuri from Dec. 25th – 31st, 2015.  Participants from all over India came to become teachers of the Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM) Technique and Amrita Yoga.  Individuals also learned how to lead youth groups and hold events under the Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara (AYUDH) umbrella. Swami Amritaswarupananda…

  • Gita festival in Bali

    November 26th, 2015, Bali, Indonesia Swami Purnamritananda led a Bhagavad Gita event in Badung Regency in Bali. Swamiji was welcomed by Prabhu Darmayasa from the Paramadhama Ashram, and Senator Arya Wedakarna. There were talks on the Gita, cultural performances, and singing. Attendees also chanted the 12th Chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, after which everyone participated…

  • Bali International Interfaith Youth Program

    22 November 2015 , Dinas Pendidikan Pemuda dan Olahraga Hall, Renon, Denpasar Swami Poornamritananda was invited as a guest speaker at the Bali International Interfaith Youth Program 2015. This was the 3rd interfaith program held in Bali. Representatives from many religions spoke on this occassion. Bali is well known for its religious tolerance and is…

  • Seed of Happiness from Amma’s teachings on Japan’s National Cultural Day

    Seed of Happiness from Amma’s teachings on Japan’s National Cultural Day

    3 November 2015, Tokyo On the occassion of Japan’s National Cultural Day, a special lecture was held in Tokyo Women’s Plaza, located in the central area of metropolitan city. Swami Poornamritananda addressed the gathering on the theme “How to Attain a Peaceful State of Mind – a Seed of Happiness from Amma’s Teachings”. About 300…

  • Programme in Kanazawa Buddhist Temple

    Programme in Kanazawa Buddhist Temple

    30 Oct 2015, Ishikawa The public program in Ishikawa Prefecture was held in the Koya-san Shingon-shu Daiohji Temple. The temple was originally built 1300 years ago, and was restored in 1745 after a damaging fire. The program started with a Buddhist Sutra chanted by the female head monk. Swami Poornamritananda gave a spiritual talk about…

  • Vijaya Raksha: A movement for Respecting women on Navaratri

    Vijaya Raksha: A movement for Respecting women on Navaratri

    Students of Amrita University are using this year’s Navaratri festival to launch an initiative designed to make respect for women‬ and girls‬ both cool and a matter of personal pride. Named as Vijaya Raksha, started with the blessings of Amma, the campaign aims to bring a social change through a religious festival. It is initiated…

  • Muthukulam Sreedharan presented with 2015 Amrita Keerti Puraskar

    Muthukulam Sreedharan presented with 2015 Amrita Keerti Puraskar

    27 September 2015, Amritapuri, Amritavarsham Amma’s 62 Birthday celebrations Sri. Muthukulam Sreedharan was presented with this year’s Amrita Keerti Puraskarby the Honourable Governor of Kerala, former Chief Justice of India, Sri. P. Sathasivam on as part of Amma’s 62nd Birthday Celebrations. Sri. Mutukulam Sreedharan has been immersed in Sanskrit his entire life. His first major…