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Sri Krishna Jayanti

26 August 2005, Amritapuri Just before midnight–the time of Sri Krishna’s birth–Amma went to the stage. A puja was performed as the “Srimad Bhagavatam” in Malayalam was read describing the birth of Sri Krishna. Amma sang “Agatanayi Agatanayi Krishna Devan,” “Radhe Govinda Gopi Gopala” and “Govinda Gopala.” She then gave a satsang about the life […]

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Krishna talk: kids on Sri Krishna

26 August 2005, Amritapuri On Krishna Jayanti, Amritapuri is full of little Krishnas, Radhas, and various gopikas. Many of them, in fact, are from the West. They participate in the uriyadi, the pot-breaking game; walk in the Krishna procession with all the Ashram cows; put on small dramas about Krishna’s life; do dances and sing […]

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Krishna Jayanthi 2004

Krishna Jayanti celebration with Amma on 6 September 2004, Amritapuri

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Devi bhava ushers in Krishnajayanti

5 – 6 September 2004 — Amritapuri When the doors to the temple opened Sunday night Amma was seated on Her chair wearing a yellow sari. Yellow is the color Krishna wore. As darshan went on way past sunrise the next morning, Krishnajayanti, it was very fitting. Throughout Devi Bhava, the swamis sang many Krishna […]

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Midnight celebrations – Krishnasthami

After bhajans all the devotees took their dinner and, as Amma returned to the auditorium, settled down to watch a evening of performances including a dramatic, musical staging of the Bhagavad Gita, produced and performed by ashramites. Directly after the performances concluded, the reciting of the Srimad Bhagavatam, the Purana which describes the life of […]

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Janmashtami – Krishna’s birthday

As always on Sri Krishna’s birthday, today was a day of great festivity at Amritapuri. The celebrations began at three o’clock in the afternoon with a parade to the local Krishna temple. The procession was headed up by some of the ashramite children costumed for the day and carrying an ashram banner, followed closely by […]