08 Sep 2012, Amritapuri The celebrations to mark Krishna’s Birthday began early in the morning. Children were dressed up as Krishnas and the gopis; some painting their faces and skin all in blue to be a perfect physical copy of the Lord of Vrindavan. A large number of ashramites, devotees and visitors took part in […]
1 Aug 2010, Amritapuri This year’s Janmashtami was quintessential Amritapuri, alive with love, light and song. From early in the morning, bhajans could be heard throughout the ashram grounds. There were several processions with many of the youngest of the ashram residents dressed up as little Krishnas and Radhas, with special costumes and peacock feathers. […]
Amritapuri 2007 Children dress up as little Krishnas, Radhas, Gopis and Gopalas for a procession that will lead through the Ashram to a local village temple.
Krishna Jayanti celebration in Amritapuri 3 September 2007 — Amritapuri “Many great souls have taken birth on this earth. But Sri Krishna was a master and guide for all times, places and people,” Amma said in her Krishna Jayanti satsang. “The words and actions of many mahatmas only influenced one country or were relevant only […]
September 14-15, 2006 — Amritapuri Amma, the ashram residents and a couple thousand visiting devotees celebrated the birth of Sri Krishna all day today. The celebrations began in the morning with a go-puja, then continued with a village procession of little Krishnas, gopis and gopas. Next the children played uriyadi, the traditional pot-breaking game, as […]
Krishna Jayanti Celebrations – Part One 14 September 2006 — Amritapuri For most people, celebrating is something looked forward to. Five or six days a week one works (jobs being the opposite of celebration) dreaming of quitting time, of the weekend, the seaside vacation, the religious holiday. With Amma, life is different. There is no […]
15 September 2006 — Amritapuri You will not find a more ecstatic bhajan than the one that takes place just after midnight in Amritapuri on Krishna Jayanti. These are not the heart-wrenching bhajans of separation, but happiness itself set to music. The melodies themselves burst at the seams with the gusto with which they are […]
Krishna Jayanti Celebrations, Part Two 14-15 September 2006 — Amritapuri “It is not death, but immortality and bliss that life is all about,” Amma began her Krishna Jayanti message. “This is what the life and birth of Sri Krishna teaches us. Sri Krishna faced an immense number of difficult situations in his life—many more than […]