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Onam

A memorable day of joy & blessings

29 August 2012, Amritapuri Onam is a very special celebration day in Amritapuri. Amma’s generosity and love are displayed on this occasion in deeply touching and utterly charming ways. It was a very rainy day, and everyone expected Amma to come to the stage at around 9:30am, but she surprised everyone by showing up to […]

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Messages of Amma Onam

Be content with what you have and make each day an Onam

“Onam’s message is the quintessence of all imaginable goodness. The reason for this is that, in Onam, we see the picture of all material prosperity as well as lessons of dharmic values and kindness. It’s festive atmosphere is filled with enthusiasm, celebration, games and dances. It is a product of our bond with the culture […]

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Around Amma 2011 Messages of Amma Onam Photos Videos

To win the competition of Life remain within the boundaries of Dharma

Onam celebration with Amma in Amritapuri Friday, 9 September 2011, Amritapuri As always the Onam festivities began early in the morning in Amritapuri. The Pookkalam, Nirapara, Nila Vilakku, as well as hanging cluster bunches of bananas decorated the verandah in front of Amma’s room. At 9:30 am Amma was led into the large hall by […]

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Around Amma Messages of Amma Onam Photos Videos

Onam reminds us to become ‘One’

2 September 2009 – Amritapuri “We all need to become one—this is the message Onam gives us,” Amma said in her annual Onam satsang. “It is from ‘one’ that we have all come, and it is back into that ‘one’ that we all must merge. This is the supreme goal of all of our lives. […]

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Around Amma 2007 Onam

Onam 2007

Onam celebrations with Amma, 27 August 2007, Amritapuri

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Onam Photos

Pookkalam 2007

23 August 2007, Amritapuri Beautiful decorations made by Indian students in front of Amma’s house during the 10 day Onam celebrations.

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Onam Satsang

A Colorful Onam

22 Aug 2007—Amritapuri This morning, the main hall was abuzz with activity. Over a dozen groups of women had gathered to participate in a day full of activities in celebration of Onam. Each team consisted of women who were part of a Self Help Group (SHG) from the surrounding Allappad Panchyat where the Ashram is […]

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Onam

Everyone lives as one

“maaveli naadu vaaneedum kaalam maanusherellaavarum onnupole” The time when Mahabali ruled the country, All of mankind lived as one. Each Onam {news}, Keralites throughout the world sing these words. Amma says that the meaning is not that everyone was equal in terms of money or capabilities, but that society functioned with the harmony that comes […]

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Around Amma Onam

Forget all differences and make life joyful

Amma Celebrates Tiru Onam 5 September 2006 — Amritapuri “All of you know stories about Onam and Mahabali {story}. There is no point in repeating them. But there is an important message behind the Onam celebrations,” Amma told the 10,000-plus devotees who’d come to Amritapuri in order to celebrate Tiru Onam. Amma then explained how […]

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Celebration Ganesha Chaturthi Onam

Everyday a celebration

Amritapuri, 1 September 2006 During the past few days, the Ashram has been buzzing with celebrations surrounding Ganesh Chaturthi and Onam.  While each morning has seen a new Pookkalam (flower design) created for Onam by students of  Amrita University,  the  evenings have been resounding with bhajans being sung at the Kalari in honor of Ganesh. […]