Category: India 2004

  • Amma in Karur

    23 January, 2004 — Karur From the big city of Chennai, to the smaller, former French enclave of Pondicherry, to the even smaller town of Karur, traveling with Amma provides a truly cosmopolitan view of India. There is the continual shifting of surroundings, the never-ending flux of the multitudes from every conceivable walk of life,…

  • Pondicherry pours out to cherish Amma

    Pondicherry pours out to cherish Amma

    An unexpectedly large crowd of Amma’s children came to see Her in Pondicherry. More than 37,000 darshan tickets were issued on Amma’s first visit to this former French colony, and darshan lasted until 9:30 am. Even after darshan was over and She was standing from Her peetham to leave, Amma remained to serve Her children…

  • Amma in Chennai 2004

    Amma visited Chennai in January 2004

  • Roadside satsang

    Roadside satsang

    Western children do have innocence, but it is just covered over with emotional scars.

  • A revolution in Rameshwaram

    A revolution in Rameshwaram

    16 January 2004 – Rameshwaram It happened totally unexpectedly. Darshan had only ended a few minutes earlier at 9 in the morning and Amma’s caravan had just left the site of Rameshwaram’s Amritakuteeram site, adjacent to the darshan hall, only minutes later. Some of us chose to walk back to our accommodations, and a lucky…

  • Pongal’s Sweetest Payasam

    Pongal’s Sweetest Payasam

    In Pongal festival different aspects of the Nature is worshiped, the Creation is recognized as the miraculous Divine.

  • Rooftop satsang

    Rooftop satsang

    14 January, 2004, Madurai “What is the cause of the modern day’s cultural degeneration?” As they gathered on the rooftop of Amma’s Madurai ashram, those traveling on the Dakshina Bharata Yatra were all asked this question by Amma, thus beginning this evening’s unplanned Satsang. As Amma sat, Her easy smile lightened everyone’s spirit as always.…

  • Amma in Kanya Kumari, giving boons

    Amma in Kanya Kumari, giving boons

    11 January, 2004 – Kanya Kumari The stone idol of the Virgin Goddess Kanya Kumari Devi in Her temple at the southernmost tip of the blessed land of Bharata is standing in meditation, facing north and longing for oneness with Lord Shiva in Mount Kailash. This longing of the Goddess for spiritual union is expressed…

  • Proclaim to All

    Proclaim to All

    11 January, 2004 – Kanya Kumari Just a few hours after Amma hugged Her last Thiruvananthapuram child, the first fully loaded bus set out for the next stop on the 2004 Dakshina Bharata Yatra — the holy city of Kanya Kumari. This famous pilgrimage centre is located at the southernmost tip of the Indian sub-continent,…