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Brahmasthanam Temple Consecration at Manjeri

23-24 April, Manjeri, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2015 Amma consecrated the 22nd Brahmasthanam Temple in Manjeri, Kerala on 23 April 2015. The first temple was consecrated in Kodungallur, Kerala in 1987. ( see the list of temples) Amma reached Manjeri on early on the 22nd after her Singapore, Malaysia, Australia yatra. Thousands had come to […]

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Installation of Brahmasthanam Temple in Kannur

5 May, Kannur Brahmasthana Pratishta, Bharata Yatra 2011 There was an air of expectancy in the air as Amma was to consecrate the temple. The pujas had already started a few days prior to Amma’s arrival. On the 4th bimba shudhi and vaastu shuddhi was completed. The morning of 5th Amma appeared in a yellow […]

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Kolkata Pratistha

21 March 2008, Kolkata, West Bengal Bharata yatra 2008 On the morning of March 19 in Kolkata, Amma consecrated a Brahmasthanam Temple, performing both stupika pratishtha and prana pratishtha consecutively. The Kolkata Brahmasthanam is the Ashram’s first temple in West Bengal and its 20th such temple altogether. Kolkata is already home to a number of […]

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Mangalore Brahmasthanam Consecrated

18 February, Bharata Yatra 2008, Mangalore Amma consecrated the 19th Brahmasthanam Temple in Boloor, Mangalore. In the auspicious muhurta of Punarvasu Nakshatra occurring between 11.48 am and 1.48 pm, Amma first installed the Kalasha atop the Brahmasthanam and then the Murthi inside the sanctum sanctorum. The rituals began at 11.48 with installation of Kalasha. There […]

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Installing god in the temple & in the heart

10 April 2005 — Trissur, Kerala In the pre-dawn morning, admist the chanting of the devotees, the explosions of fireworks, and the joyous hue and cry of the panchavadyam, Amma installed her 18th Brahmasthanam murti—this one in Trissur, Kerala. Watch video: The murthi is being brought to the temple Amma installing the murthi

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Kalasha sthapana in Bangalore

12 February 2003, BangaloreAt 8:30 this morning Amma performed the Kalasha Sthapana for Her newest Brahmasthanam Temple, installing the stupika at the apex of the temple’s roof. Gongs, bells, traditional panchavadyam drums and horns accompanied the continuous chanting of the mantra “Om Sivasaktyaikya Rupinyai Namah” (Salutations to the One who is the union of Shiva […]

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Amma’s rituals – with lotuses

30,May, 2001 Generally as a religion matures, its rituals become fixed and unvarying. This preserves something fine from the early times; it also tends to breed mechanical repetition and to block the heart’s natural tendency to respond with newness and freshness. Ritual can be the death or the life of religious practices. We are blessed […]

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Brahmasthanam Installation – Covai

2 May  2001, Covai, Tamil Nadu Between the hours of eleven in the morning and one in the afternoon on Wednesday, the 2nd of May, 2001, Amma consecrated a new Brahmasthanam temple at the new ashram in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, the southern state neighbouring Her home state of Kerala. At Mananthavadi just over two months […]

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Mananthavady Brahmasthanam Temple Pratishta

28th February 2001, Mananthavady, North Kerala The preparatory ceremonies purifying the place, the temple structure and the stone image were performed in advance by Amma’s disciples five days prior to the idol installation. The stone image which weighs about 250 kg, was thoroughly purified by many selected herbal preparations. It was then immersed in holy […]

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Brahmasthanam Temple – Prana Pratistha

At the astrologically specified time, to the sound of bells and a conch, Mother walks into the heart of the new Brahmasthanam temple. In there we can see a rather empty place—a small square room containing only a black square hollow at its centre. Murthi The murthi (idol) is still outside. Mother designed this unique […]