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Onam celebrations – pookkalam, sadya, tug of war and cutural programs

4 Sep 2017, Onam celebrations, Amritapuri Ashram For the last ten days, as per the tradition of the Onam harvest festival, the entire state of Kerala has been ordained with lush, beautiful flower mandalas. At Amritapuri, each day the floral decoration in front of Amma’s room was unique. Each day, the beautiful arrangement depicted a […]

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Around Amma 2015 Ashram Life

Turning into smiling ones, reflecting the joy of the moment

4 October 2015, Amritapuri The day Amma would leave for the Europe tour, she came to the Kali Temple around 11 am and the for the next 3 hours, meditated, answered questions, gave advice, cracked jokes, gave a couple thousand people Prasad lunch, gave a quick darshan and finished off by singing and dancing her […]

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Kavadiyattam: Display of The Power of Mind

28 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 Celebrations Amritavarsham 60 had a splendid array of kaleidoscopic cultural performances spread over three days – the haunting melody of the flute, the clarinet and the sitar, the entertaining duels of Jugalbandhi, divinely enchanting Odissi & Kuchipudi dances, soul-stirring Hindustani and Baul music, breathtaking Mridangam, feet tapping Bhangra, energizing […]

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Bari Barsi Khatan Gaya Si… Bhangra in Amritapuri

28 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 Celebrations Amritapuri is where there are absolutely no differences of any kind – North co-exists with South, the East embraces the West and above all, Amma showers her compassionate hugs equally on one and all! Amritavarsham 60 (7:10 am 28th Sept morning) stood witness to this unity in diversity […]

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The quintessence of devotion through dance by Manju Warrier

26 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 Celebrations It was a great pleasure and a treat to experience the scintillating performance of Manju Warrier – a remarkable and a renowned Kutchipudi dancer and also an actress in the Malayalam film industry – at Amritapuri, on the occasion of “Amritavarsham 60″ celebrations. Manju – a perfect epitome […]

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History Comes to Life – Dance Dramas of India’s Glorious Past

27 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 Celebrations Students from various Amrita Vidyalayams in Kerala performed dance dramas portraying India’s rich mythological tales. The students were dressed beautifully for the dance and also for the roles each of them portrayed. Amrita Vidyalayam moulds the students in art, culture, spiritual and modern learning. This came out clearly […]

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Gotipua, an innocent Yogic offering, the surprise from Odisha

27 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 Celebrations After the soothing performances by Amrita Vidyalayams, Guru Bijaya Kumar Shaoo and his team of 7 to 15 year old boys of Naxatra Gurukul, Odisha thrilled the audience with their Gotipua dance, an Odissi dance form. They have performed earlier this year in January, at Amma’s public program […]

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Dancing celebration

Amritapuri, Israel, Ooty & California Merge in Devotion 27 September 2006 — Amritapuri It seems Bala Bhaskar’s Indo-rock fusion ensemble that performed on the eve of Amma’s birthday was a harbinger of things to come. In the final hours of Amma’s birthday celebreations, music and dance from several lands merged together like a confluence of […]

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Around Amma Messages of Amma Onam

A rapidly spreading celebration

Amritapuri — Saturday, 28 August 2004 “What is it that is ancient and yet ever new?” Amma wanted to know. She was sitting on Her peetham before some 12,000 devotees, all of whom had come to celebrate Onam at Her ashram. Amma’s voice was casual, like that of a teacher posing questions to a group […]