Around Amma Birthday Messages of Amma

In difficult times, kindle the strength of love

Excerpts from Amma’s satsang on the occasion of her 52nd Birthday 27 September 2005 — Amritapuri “Amma is very happy to see so many of her children gathered together here today. Children who have the attitude of service are the pride of their mother and the beauty of society. In Amma’s world, there is no […]

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We will remember Amma’s special love forever

26 September 2005 — Azhikkal, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala Ramya, the daughter of Ravindran and Rajila of Medayil House in Azhikkal, was beaming with joy. She is one of 51 women who will be married in the Ashram’s mass marriage taking place tomorrow on Amma’s birthday. Only a few months back, Ramya’s mother was […]


Amma’s birthday is bigger than onam

26 September 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala Tears of joy rolled down the cheeks of Ravi and his wife Ammini Amma, as they stood in front of the new house that Amma’s Ashram had built from them. This is in Azhikkal, where the tsunami devoured 86 lives, including two of Ravi and Ammini […]


Birthday preparations underway

25 September 2005 — Amritapuri First there was the kalari… When it became too small, the main temple was built.. Then in 2001, what is now referred to as the bhajan hall was constructed… And now it seems that even that is too small for Amma’s birthday. This year, the birthday programme and Amma’s darshan […]

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Amma’s 52th birthday celebration

Programme Schedule * Sri Guru Padapuja–Worship of the Guru’s Lotus Feet* Amma’s Address* Public Function* Distribution of Keys to Tsunami-Relief Housing, as well as Free Fishing Boats, Engines and Fishing Nets* Inauguration of New Ashram Charitable Projects* Distribution of Free Clothing for the Poor* Awarding of the Amrita Keerti Puraskar to P Narayana Kurup* Mass […]

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Celebrating the glory that is Amma

Tuesday, 28 September 2004 — Amritapuri It was nearing three o’clock in the morning, and Amma had been giving darshan for 14 hours straight. “They are not singing in all the languages,” Amma suddenly said, referring to the brahmacharis and brahmacharinis sitting on the stage behind Her. “Get the microphone. I will sing, and they […]

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Kartika Puja

6 October, 2001 According to the Hindu calendar, Amma was born in the month of Kanni under the Kartika star. This year, this day fell on the 6th October. That evening, while Amma gave darshan in the auditorium, the Kartika puja was held in the Kalari as it is every month under the Kartika star. […]

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Festival Days

6 Oct 2001, Amritapuri The festival atmosphere at Amritapuri stretched from Wednesday to Sunday morning, when Devi Bhava, begun the previous night at 8:00 pm, finished close to 11:00 am. In the days preceding Amma’s Birthday, the Ashram was transformed into a city of light. Local devotees teamed up to build several impressive structures, both […]

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Birthday presents

6 October, 2001 While Amma would never take anything for Herself. She does make use of every opportunity to give to others in so many ways. This was even more evident on Her birthday. As she gave a laddu  to each of the sixty thousand devotees who came for Her darshan that day, these are […]

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Amma’s Birthday Celebrations 2001

6 October, 2001 Radiating divine bliss and peace to all humanity, the birthday celebrations of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi were held in the Amritapuri Ashram on 6 October, 2001, in a festive atmosphere of fervent devotion, exuberant joy and deep gratitude. The beautifully decorated Ashram was filled to overflowing with devotees from around the world, who […]