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Ram’s temple darshan

28 July 2000, AmritapuriIt seemed a day like any other here in Amritapuri i.e. a day full with Amma: Mother sat for meditation for a while, threw pebbles at a few sleepy meditators, then gave satsang for an hour or so. Then Amma began singing a bhajan: “He Giridhara Gopala!” She sang, and “Rrrrraaarrrgh!” came […]

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Kali puja on Karthika

26 July 2000, Amritapuri On Wednesday 26 July, Amma’s Birthstar (Karthika) was celebrated with a Kali puja in the Kalari. The entire ashram had been decorated with garlands and lamps, and the Kalari itself was graced with traditional motifs (mandalas) and more lamps and garlands. The highlight of the ritual occurred during the singing of […]

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Sthala Purana

Legends of Ramanathapuram

Sthala Puranas of Bharat Ramanathapuram—or Ramnad—is located approximately 50 kilometres from the island immortalized as “Rameswaram” after Sri Rama’s army built a bridge from it to Sri Lanka in order to rescue Sita from the demon king Ravana1 . But Ramnad is not only significant for its proximity to Rameswaram. It has a rich spiritual […]

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Satsang

Realise who you are

Question: “It is said that in the spiritual path one needs to have a Guru? Who is Amma’s Guru?” Amma: “As far as Amma is concerned, every object in the world is Her Guru. Guru and God are within every person. However as long as the ego is dominant, one fails to be aware of […]

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US Yatra 2000

June-July 2000, US Cities Seattle, Washington Because of the ever-increasing number of people coming for the programmes both the public programmes and the retreat were held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, in the north of the city. On Saturday afternoon, after the meditation, Amma served dinner to every devotee and then sat at the table […]

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Messages of Amma

Light the lamp of Love

Our lives should be filled with compassion. We should be ready to help the poor. No one is above fault. Whenever you see any faults in others, you should be ready to look within yourself. Then you will understand that all those faults can be found within yourself. If someone loses his temper, you should […]

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Health Care

Amma, the Love that Transforms: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Inauguration of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in 1998 Inaugural speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, His Excellency the Governor of Kerala Justice Sukhdev Singh Kang and other distinguished guests on the dais, sisters and brothers, Keralathile priyapetta sahodarisahodaranmare, ningalkente sneham niranja koopu […]

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Health Care

Amrita Hospital, a Temple of Compassion

Excerpts from Swami Amritaswarupananda’s welcome speech during the inaugural function of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. It is a blessed occasion of fulfilment for all of us who are gathered here. For hundreds of devotees and disciples, who with selfless love have dedicated their time and effort at the Lotus Feet of Amma, this is […]

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Ashram Life Cultural Gurukula

Sannyasa, in the service of the world

A Sannyasi is a real servant of the world. In fact, he or she is the only one who serves and loves the world without receiving anything in return.

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Ashram Life Cultural Gurukula

Brahmacharya Deeksha ceremony

many of the brahmacharis serve in various branch ashrams or by going on tours to various parts of India and the world. Thus they spread Amma’s message of Love and Compassion.