Category: Holi

  • The whole of Vraj played tonight in Amritapuri

    The whole of Vraj played tonight in Amritapuri

    Amma started throwing Colored powder all around. It was flying everywhere. Amma then took and shot streams through the air – water landing all over the place – to more shouts of joy.

  • Playing Holi at Amritapuri

    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…

  • Shyam aaye, Holi celebrated

    17 Mar 2014, Amritapuri As she does on every Monday when she is in Amritapuri, Amma came to meditate on the Ayurveda beach in the afternoon. After the meditation, as it was the Holi celebration day, she asked devotees to explain the meaning of the special festival, the festival of colours. As soon as the…

  • Amma celebrates Holi

    28 Mar 2012, Kochi – Bharata Yatra Amma celebrated Holi with her children in Kochi. She distributed prasad, had satsang, jokes, bhajans and played Holi to the delight of all the devotees assembled there. Amma’s second leg of Bharata Yatra kicked off with the Ernakulam program, following on the heels of Amma’s visits to Reunion…

  • Amma plays Holi in Amritapuri

    8 Mar 2012, Amritapuri Thursday night as darshan ended, the Holi celebration began at Amritapuri. Just before the end of darshan a devotee presented Amma with a bowl of colored powder and a bucket of water and a ‘pichkari’ (elongated water pistol). Amma mixed the colors into the bucket of water and then she filled…

  • A colorful flowerful Holi

    They started dancing, holding Amma’s hands, reminding us all of the beautiful play between Lord Krishna and the Gopis.

  • A Holi in Mumbai

    A Holi in Mumbai

    Even though the Nerul stage is very small, the devotees used every inch of space around Amma to get a glimpse of her playing the game. Everyone’s faces lit up with the colours of joy, exhilaration and amazement while watching Amma in this wonderful mood. Endlessly, the devotees kept on shouting “Mata Rani Ki Jai.”

  • Leaving Jaipur with flying colours

    15 March, Jaipur, Rajasthan –Bharata Yatra 2006 Initially we thought we were going to leave Jaipur before sunrise, but then word came that we would not be leaving until after noon. With the tour’s rigorous schedule, I was happy to be able to sleep in. However, myself and others were concerned that we were setting…

  • Painting minds with the colour of love: Amma celebrates Holi

    Painting minds with the colour of love: Amma celebrates Holi

    15 March, 2006 – Jaipur, Rajasthan, and the Rajasthan–Haryana border on NH7 Holi is mainly a North Indian tradition. As such, in Amma’s youth she never threw about the celebratory powdered paints as people do in places like Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi. And even though Amma has been in the North during Holi almost every year…

  • Holi, the Festival of Colours, Joy and Renewal

    Holi, the Festival of Colours, Joy and Renewal

    Holi was Krishna and the gopi’s celebration of Love. This teasing, affectionate panorama of feeling and colour has been captured