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The foundation of Bhakti

5 May Kochi – Bharata Yatra 2016 While visiting a house during her 2016 Bharata Yatra, Amma was giving darshan and distributing prasad. A boy about 4 years old came to Amma and told her that he wants bhakti (devotion). Amma replied, “Aha – do you want bhakti? What is bhakti?” The boy looked at […]

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Shower of Love in Trissur

6-7 May, Trissur Brahmasthanam, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2016 Amma held a two-day program in Trissur where she conducted satsang, bhajan and darshan. Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Academy Secretary Dr. PV Krishnan Nair, noted poet Chovallur Krishnan Kutty, Padmasree Sundar Menon were there to welcome Amma to Trissur. Amma distributed samplings and seeds promoting organic farming […]

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The cooling presence of Amma in Kochi

May 3-4, Kochi, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2016 Amma held a two-day Brahmasthanam Festival at Kochi. She arrived after her programs in Singapore. Upon arrival, Amma was received with Poornakumbham and the Vedic chanting of Amrita University students. Kochi Mayor Saumini Jain was there to welcome Amma and offer her tributes.   Two of the people […]

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Awareness is the key: Amma’s practical suggestions for a clean Yamuna river

11 April, Suhagnagari, Ferozabad , enroute to Lucknow – Bharata 2016 Amma and the group travelled to Lucknow after Vrindavan. On the way the group stopped for luch at Suhagnagari, Ferozabad. The most shaded place we found was a club – FM Green City ! Amma sat on the veranda and served lunch to all. […]

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Let us create a positive vibration: Amma in Kolkata

April 13-14, Kolkatta, West Bengal – Bharata Yatra 2016 For her final programs of the tour, Amma held a Brahmasthanam festival in Kolkata, West Bengal. Over the course of the two days, Amma gave satsang, sang bhajans, led everyone in a guided meditation and instructed all to perform the Manasapuja in the local language of […]

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Amma visits Banke Bihari temple

9 April, Vrindavan, Uttara Pradesh – Bharata Yatra 2016 As part of her visit to Vrindavan in nearly 30 years, Amma accepted an invitation to visit the Banke Bihari temple, the oldest temple in Vrindavan.Amma was taken in an e-riksha to the temple, driving through the narrow lane. Amma’s entire group joined Amma for the […]

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Amma in Vrindavan

8 April, Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh – Bharata Yatra 2016 Amma held a public program at Fogla Ashram in Vrindavan. On stage, Amma received a warm welcome from more than 60 of Vrindavan’s saints and sages. Their recognition of Amma’s special place in India’s lineage of spiritual masters was an historic moment, as it meant they […]

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Amma, please visit more often and bless Lucknow

10 April, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh – Bharata Yatra 2016 After the Vrindavan programs Amma next traveled to Lucknow. Even though the group didn’t arrive until close to midnight, Amma still took the time to sit with everyone including all the local devotees and distributed a late night prasad dinner and had a small satsang. The […]

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Dancing with Sri Krishna once again, Rasa Leela in Vrindavan

7 April, Vrindavan, Uttara Pradesh – Bharata Yatra 2016 As if to make up for lost time, Amma’s first visit to Vrindavan in nearly 30 years was packed with activities and events for both Amma and the tour group. Immediately on arrival on Thursday, Amma was taken directly to a sacred body of water known as […]

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Qawwali of Delhi

4-5 April, New Delhi – Bharata Yatra 2016 At the beginning of her two days of programs at her ashram in Delhi, Amma was welcomed to Delhi by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister for Culture and Tourism. As part of the opening day ceremony, Amma gave away the keys to six homes newly constructed for […]