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Diwali is a reminder to invoke the divine within our heart

17 & 18 October 2017 Diwali celebrations in Amritapuri Diwali was celebrated throughout Amritapuri in many ways. In the morning, as Amma made her way to the stage for the day’s darshan, she was welcomed by a group of Amma’s children from Tamil Nadu, dressed in beautiful attire and holding diyas (lamps) in their hands. They […]

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Diwali with Amma

18 Oct, Mannheim, Germany – 2009 Europe yatra Yesterday was Deepavali, the festival of lights. At home, Deepavali is celebrated as “the awareness of the inner light” and in bliss of the Divine Mother’s victory, whose grace can remove the darkness of ignorance. Yesterday was special indeed in the mind of many. Through a little […]

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Celebration of Lights

1 November 2005, Amritapuri Lights filled the evening skies as Ashramites in Amritapuri celebrated Deepavali. Adults and small children waved sparklers and lit small oil lamps which decorated the Kalari.  Over at the boat jetty, students set of fireworks. Some students from Amrita University in Amritapuri decided to celebrate Deepavali in a different way:  they […]

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Deepavali in London

24 – 26 October, London, Amma was in London on Deepavali day (festival of light). As She arrived for the Devi puja, she was greeted by a great array of lights and colours before entering the hall. Local devotees, about twenty on each side, waved brightly coloured sparklers whilst chanting “Om Amriteshwaryai Namah”. Children and […]

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Deepavali – the festival of Lights : the legends, story and the message of Diwali

India is a land of festivals where you will see at least one major festival each month. Deepavali (or Diwali) which literally means “rows of lamps” is one of the four main festivals of India. Throughout the world, all Hindus celebrate Deepavali or Diwali with great pomp and enthusiasm. The celebration of Diwali lasts six […]