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Ambe, ninte kadaaksham tarename!

18 May 2006 – Kaimanam, Trivandrum, Kerala Amma reached her ashram in Kaimanam, Trivandum at 3:00 pm. She was greeted by hundreds of devotees who were busy making the final preparations for the Brahmasthanam Festival that will begin there tonight and will finish up Monday morning. Amma’s room is on the ashram’s first floor, a […]

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A safe and happy journey

29 March, 2006 – Gokulpur, Kolkata, West Bengal Bharata Yatra 2006 began with the start of February {news}. The past two months have been full of bus trips, roadside satsangs, bhajans in myriad Indian languages and of course hundreds of thousands of people from all parts of India coming into Amma’s arms. With the conclusion […]

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First darshan in Kolkata ashram

Bharata Yatra 2006 28 March 2006 — Gokulpur, Kolkata, West Bengal Amma has been coming to Kolkata almost every year since 1988, but only recently did the Math acquire property in the ancient city upon which to construct an ashram. The Kolkata Ashram is located on a five-acre piece of property in Gokulpur, on the […]

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Ego and all things bow down to such Love

27 March — Kolkata, West Bengal, Bharat Yatra 2006 Amma’s first of two programmes in Kolkata took place at Nazrul Munj, an indoor-outdoor theatre in the southern part of the city. Participating in the program were a number of businessmen and government officials, including IAS officers Sukumar Das and Rajendra Kumar and industrialists Harsh Neotia […]

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Bharata yatra darshan

28 March, Gokulpur, Kolkata, West Bengal –Bharata Yatra 2006 At the end of each of Amma’s tours, there is one question in the hearts of many of the brahmacharis, brahmacharinis and devotees travelling with Amma: “Will Amma call us for darshan?” Sometimes she does, and sometimes she does not. In the early days of the […]

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May Ammas love blossom in Jharkhand

25 March, 2006 — Ranchi, Jharkhand “We’ve heard a lot about Amma and seen her on TV, but today we have the great luck of actually meeting her and having her darshan, and as such I feel very happy,” said Arjun Munda, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, upon Amma’s first visit to the recently formed […]

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Mother of Lucknow’s poor, handicapped and homeless

22 March 2006 — Lakshmanpur, Uttar Pradesh Both pensions for widows and houses for the homeless were given away during Amma’s program in Lakshmanpur (Lucknow). The occasion prompted both Sri. Matraprasad Pande, the Speaker of the State Assembly of Uttar Pradesh, and the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Sri. Jagadambikapal, to comment on Amma’s […]

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Amma detoxifies and inspires Delhi

16 March, 2006 – New Delhi When the car driving Amma reached Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, Amma was greeted by a horse-drawn chariot, a team of fully decorated elephants and camels and a band of turbaned bhangra dancers, one of who spit celebratory bursts of flame into the air. The dignitaries who […]

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Painting minds with the colour of love: Amma celebrates Holi

15 March, 2006 – Jaipur, Rajasthan, and the Rajasthan–Haryana border on NH7 Holi is mainly a North Indian tradition. As such, in Amma’s youth she never threw about the celebratory powdered paints as people do in places like Mumbai, Jaipur and Delhi. And even though Amma has been in the North during Holi almost every year […]

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The colour of bliss, the Pink city on Holi

14 March, 2006 – Jaipur, Rajasthan Amma’s visit to Jaipur fell on Holi {read more} , the festival associated with Sri Krishna, wherein powdered paints are thrown around, painting everyone with bright pinks, oranges, greens, reds and yellows. In fact, looking out at the people who came for Amma’s programme it was clear that some […]