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Around Amma 2019 Orphanage

Remembering the path we have travelled – 30 years of love and gratitude at Amma’s orphanage

27 December 2019, Parippaly, Kollam Today Amma celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math taking over the orphanage {news} in Paripally, Kerala. At the time, the ashram was saving up funds to build its first prayer hall, but when Amma learned that 500 orphans who were about to be turned out onto the […]

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Around Amma 2017 Orphanage

Children of Parippally: Who says they are orphans?

10 December 2017, Amritapuri Late last year, just one day after Amma had returned from her annual European tour, a group of very special visitors came to Amritapuri to see Amma. They were all alumni of the *Amrita Niketan orphanage and Higher Secondary Sanskrit School at Paripally. Though they may have lived in the orphanage […]

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Orphanage

A visit to Watoto Boma

During his visit to Kenya, Br. Shubamrita visited Amrita Watoto Boma, care home for children near Athi River. After playing, singing and telling stories to Swami, all of the children got a chance to show off their skills in Math and English language and the students who ranked top of their class were rewarded by […]

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Amrita Watoto Boma, Children’s care home inaugurated

5 April 2011, Kenya The Vice-President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Kalonzo Musyoka opened the new children’s home built by Mata Amritanandamayi Math Charitable Trust – Kenya, in Amma’s presence. In a public function organized here at Athi River, in addition to the Vice-President, several other dignitaries including the Deputy Minister for Sports […]

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BalaKendra Orphanage

Rich hearted children

26 Jun, Albuquerque, New Mexico – 2010 USA yatra Fifteen of Amma’s children in New Mexico ranging from ages 5 through 15 have been selling handmade art during the 5 day Albuquerque program. They have been making beautiful cards of many colors with their own drawings and cut out Amma photos from various free publications. […]

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Disaster Relief Orphanage

Amma to start an orphanage in Haiti

9 March 2010, San Ramon, USA Amma is starting an orphanage in Haiti in order to care of children who lost their relatives in the earthquake of 12 January 2010. A four-story house rented in Laboulle, a suburb in the hills outside of Port-au-Prince, which is in the process  of being converted into an orphanage. […]

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Community Out Reach Orphanage

Activities in Africa

Kanni Village, Machakos, Kenya Following Amma’s October 2003 trip to Nairobi, a group of devotees there have formed an Amrita Kutumbam [Amrita family] {news} and have started engaging in various selfless-service projects in Amma’s name. For the past year the group has been sponsoring the monthly feeding of 60 orphans at a Salvation Army orphanage […]

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Around Amma Orphanage

She had become one with them

Amritapuri — Tuesday, 24 August 2004 When you visit Amma’s orphanage at Parippally and speak about Amma with the children who live there, they never fail to mention one thing: Amma’s dancing. On holidays, such as Onam and Amma’s birthday, all 500 or so Parippally children come to Amritapuri — to listen to Amma’s bhajans, […]

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Celebration Orphanage

Onam celebration at Parippally

20 August 2004 — Parippally, Kerala For Malayalees all over the world, the coming of the fall month of Chingam brings with it sweet childhood memories—of time spent with family, of eating nice meals and, for many, of collecting flower petals with which to make colourful mandalas. All these are part of the month’s 10-day […]

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Lakshmi’s wedding

15 December 2002, Amritapuri A long time resident of Amma’s orphanage gets married “I had always been troubled by the fear that being born the child of a beggar woman, I would have to spend my life begging in the streets, or in still worse conditions… “As we slowly moved closer to Amma, my mind […]