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Education & heart surgeries for Hyderabad’s street kids

8 March — Mahendra Hills,  Hyderabad-Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh — Bharata Yatra 2007 Just before Amma’s first evening program in her Secunderabad ashram, she gave audience to the area’s district collector and magistrate, R.V. Chandravadan. During that meeting, Chandravadan put forth several requests to Amma on behalf of the Hyderabad District Administration—all of to which Amma […]

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New songs, ancient teachings

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi’s Bharata Yatra 2007 6 March — the dry bed of the Tungabhadra River, near NH-7, Andhra Pradesh This time of the year, many of India’s rivers have run dry. And until the rains come in June, they will remain that way—vast no man’s lands of sand and cracked earth, pointlessly winding towards […]

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A sympathetic heart is a fountain showering contentment

Bharata Yatra 2007 4 March 2007 — Bangalore, Karnataka On the first night of Amma’s two days of programs at her ashram in Bangalore, Sri. Ashok Kumar, Honourable Minister of Health for Karnataka, helped Amma distribute checks to a dozen or so new enrolees in the Amrita Nidhi Pension Program, as well as distribute sewing […]

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Amma celebrates Holi in Mysore

3 March 2007 — Bogadi, Mysore, Karnataka During Amma’s first night of programs in Mysore, Sri. B.S. Yediyurappa, the Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka, inaugurated the new Amrita Kripa Hospital in Rupanagar. Located a few kilometres from Amma’s ashram in Bogadi, the Amrita Kripa Hospital has 50 beds and will offer free treatment to […]

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Darshan by the Sea

Bharata Yatra 2007 10 February 2007 — Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala The waves were breaking just 50 feet from where Amma was giving darshan. Fishermen were hauling in their catches during bhajans. And the salty ocean air blew across the 40,000 people assembled for Amma’s program in Trivandrum all night long. In fact it was Amma’s idea […]

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The goddess of Kanya Kumari

Bharata Yatra 2007 8 February 2007 — Kanya Kumari, Tamil Nadu Amma was welcomed to Kanyakumari by a collection of samnyasin monks and selfless-service workers, including Swami Chaitanyananda Maharaj of Vivekananda Ashram; Swami Jagadiswarananda of the Sivananda Hospital in Pattamala; Sri. Banudas, the general secretary of Kanyakumari’s Vivekananda Kendra; Sri. Muthuswami, the chief of the […]

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As With Vivekanada, So With Amma

Bharata Yatra 2007 6 February 2007 — Ramnad, Tamil Nadu After the maha-samadhi of his guru, Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Swami Vivekananda wandered for several years throughout the length and breadth of India. Towards the end of this period of parikrama, the spiritual visionary met two kings who encouraged him to act upon his idea of […]

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This government needs your blessings

“This Government Needs Your Blessings,” Says DMK Health Minister 2 February 2007 — Madurai, Tamil Nadu -Bharata Yatra 2007 Currently, the Tamil Nadu Government is headed by the DMK, a party known for being anti-religion in general and anti-Hinduism in specific. The party’s current leader, Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, once even said that party members […]

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Karunanidhi: Amma is a pearl among humans

Karunanidhi: “Amma is a Pearl among humans” 31 January — Nagapattanam, Tamil Nadu – Bharata Yatra 2007 “The Tamil Nadu Government and its people are extremely happy at the way in which the Mata Amritanandamayi Math has gone about in wiping the tears from the eyes of those fishermen who lost their houses and belongings […]

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A Karnatic soundtrack for Amma s darshan

29 January  — Saligramam, Brahmasthana Temple, Chennai, Tamil Nadu -Bharata Yatra 2007 The world-famous violinist A. Kanya Kumari has played for Mata Amritanandamayi Devi in Chennai for the past four or five years now. Her white-painted violin cradled in the crook of her arm in the style of Karnatic violinists, she sits unassumingly somewhere on the […]