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Seva in Hong Kong

Ammas Hong Kong children chose to visit Mother Theresa’s Missionaries of Charity, to do Seva ! This Organization opened in 1983 in Hong Kong. Amma’s children took the brooms and brushes and cleaned the floors and premises, and repaired pieces of furniture on a day marred by inclement weather. Every one was absolutely happy to […]

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Sata Chandika Mahayaga for Loka Kalyana

The Sata Chandika Mahayaga commenced in Amritapuri, amidst high anticipation and fervent devotion. Today was the second day of yaga, which was characterized by prayers for ‘Loka Kalyana’ or world harmony. The ashram reverberated with the sounds and smells of rites, prayers and unity. Notable poojas conducted today were the Navagraha Homa, the Navarana pooja, […]

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Poornahuti of Chandika Homa

25 Sep 2013, Amritapuri Today marked the end of the Sata Chandika Mahayaga, the highly auspicious and rare yaga performed to appease Godess Shakti. Yesterday saw the homa being created through the process of Agni Madhanam, which is the ritualistic way of starting a fire. Today, the proceedings started much earlier, with the prata smarana […]

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Journey with Bansuri

25 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 celebrations The bansuri, most famously known as the instrument of Lord Krishna, filled the air here at Amritapuri, as Amritavarsham 60, Amma’s 60th Birthday Celebrations was off to a flying start. Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, the maestro of the bansuri, began the night’s performances. The Bansuri is a flute made […]

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Ghungroo Beats – The Odissi Pranaam…!!!

25 Sep 2013, Amritapuri The devotees at the first day of Amma’s 60th Birthday celebrations were thrilled at the sight of the world famous couple – Sri Ratikant Mohapatra and Smt. Sujata Mohapatra – two most prominent personalities in the world of Odissi dance. The saying goes, “The real dance must convey the feeling of […]

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Shrutilaya of Karaikudi Mani

25 Sep 2013, Amritapuri The sun has set and the people have started to go to their beds, but not in Amritapuri. Here Amma is awake and so are her children. Though the day has been a long and tiring one for most of them Sri Karaikudi R Mani made the atmosphere a vibrant one. […]

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Thousands accommodated comfortably, pure drinking water a priority at centres

Crowd poured in for Amritavarsham 60, and the Ashram was all set to accommodate the thousands of devotees who came to meet Amma during the three days of birthday celebrations. Though the turnout was thrice more than expected, a dedicated team of 100 brahmacharis and 300 student volunteers worked day and night to find new […]

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Rath Yatra proclaiming Amritavarsham60

As part of Amritavarsham60 Celebrations, there were procession held in different parts of the country. Some of them drove all the way to Amritapuri with lots of decorations and making announcements about the program. One even came from Mumbai! Pics from those processions when they reached Amritapuri on 24th Sep.

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We enjoy helping others

Amrita University students clean-up Hundreds of students from Amrita University have joined in the Amritavarsham60 celebrations by rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty. Managing the logistics of food service, waste management and crowd safety is a big job at an event with visitors numbering in the hundreds of thousands, but the Amrita […]

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Dignitaries Participating in the Two-Day Summit

Two-Day Summit “Our Villages, Our World: What Can We Offer?” Dignitaries Participating • Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India • Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Father of India’s Green Movement • Sri. T.K.A, Nair, Adviser to the Prime Minister • Dr. Leland H. Hartwell, Nobel Laureate in Physics / Medicine • Sri. S.V. Raghavan, Scientific […]