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Amma in Indore

11 March, 2006 – Indore, Madhya Pradesh Amma’s first-ever programme in Indore was attended by a large number of the city’s politicians, captains of industry and media barons, as well as more than 100,000 people thirsty to experience Amma’s compassion. Dignitaries included Union Minister Kantilal Bhuria, State PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, City BJP Chief Ramesh […]

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Bang a drum for the whole world to hear

9 March, 2006 – Amdavad, Gujarat Not only did the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Sri. Narendra Modi, come to the Amrita Vidyalayam in Amdavad to seek Amma’s audience, he also rode beside Amma to the programme site at Education Society Grounds. There, young men and women dressed in traditional Gujarati clothing were dancing dandiya to […]

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A dance for devi, a dance for Krishna: Surat welcomes Amma

7 March, 2006 – Surat, Gujarat When Amma came to Pandit Dindayal Upadhaya Indoor Stadium in Surat, she was greeted by eight young women performing garbhi, Gujarat’s traditional dance for the Divine Mother. The dance was not limited to Amma’s immediate arrival, the women danced alongside Amma as she walked into the stadium. Traditionally performed […]

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Amma in Mumbai: A city with many sides

2 March, 2006 – Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra “Matching!” Amma said, first pointing at Mayur’s T-shirt and then at his hair – both were golden yellow. A big grin crept across the young man’s face. He then handed Amma a folded-up letter. “Is it about your career, your future aspirations?” Amma asked. The young man’s […]

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The dance of Nataraja: Shivaratri in Pune

Dance, trying to see yourself as your ishta-devata.

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Amma returns cash prize, asks to start scholarship

27 February 2006 — Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra On 31 January 2006, Amma was awarded “The Philosopher Saint Sri Jnaneshwara World Peace Prize 2006” by the World Peace Centre (WPC), a Pune-based organization focused on bringing together the forces of science, philosophy and religion for world peace {news}. Amma had not been able to come to […]

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Amma arrives at her Pune Ashram

26 February, Bharata Yatra 2006 — Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra After travelling for two days from Nagpur, Amma reached her ashram in Nigdi, Pune last night around 1 a.m. She was greeted by a group of devotees chanting “Om Amriteshwaryai Namah.” Amma spent some time with them, inquiring about their health, families and lives in general before […]

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The heart of India welcomes Amma

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] 23 February, 2006 — Nagpur, Maharashtra Amma was lovingly received by the citizens of Nagpur, the geographical heart of India. Amma’s pathway to the stage at the Hislap College Grounds was lined with boys and girls in the traditional Maharashtra dress, all of who offered flowers at Amma’s feet as she […]

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Praying for a revolution in the heart

7 February, 2006 – Kannur, Kerala Although Kannur means “Land of Kanna*,” the northern Kerala district regularly makes headlines for being the home to politically motivated violence, even brutal public killings. The majority of the district supports pro-Communist parties, which in general are anti-religion and, even more so, anti-“God-man.” In the past, it has even […]

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Amma awarded Sant Jnaneshwara World Peace Prize

31 January 2006 — Pune, Maharashtra On 31 January 2006, Amma was awarded the “Philosopher Saint Sri Jnaneshwara World Peace Prize 2006” by the World Peace Centre (WPC), a Pune-based organization focused on bringing together the forces of science, philosophy and religion for world peace The award was officially presented by Padma Vibhusan Nirmala Deshpande, […]