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Ashram Life Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesh Visarjan at Amritapuri Ashram

3 Sep 2017, Amritapuri Ashram After the Ganesha Chaturthi ceremony {news}, the beautiful, ornate clay idol of Ganesha was placed at the Kalari where special pujas were held every day. Every evening, devotees sang bhajans fervently to Lord Ganesha. After nine days, as per tradition, the Ganesha idol was taken to be immersed in the […]

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Celebration Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi at Amritapuri

25 Aug 2017 At 7 am today at the Kalari, an idol of Ganesha made out of mud was installed after special pujas. The idol at Kalari will be kept there for few days with special pujas and evening bhajans before its will be immersed in the ocean. After the installation, a Gaja puja was […]

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Ganesha Chaturthi

Ganesh Visarjan at Amritapuri

27 Aug 2015, Amritapuri After being kept in the puja for the past 10-days, the Ganesha statue was taken in a procession. From Kalari, around the Kali Temple towards the main hall Ganesha was carried with fervent bhajans and Panchavadyam, while Amma is giving darshan. Ashram elephant Lakshi also followed. Then it was carried to the […]

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Celebration Ganesha Chaturthi Onam

Everyday a celebration

Amritapuri, 1 September 2006 During the past few days, the Ashram has been buzzing with celebrations surrounding Ganesh Chaturthi and Onam.  While each morning has seen a new Pookkalam (flower design) created for Onam by students of  Amrita University,  the  evenings have been resounding with bhajans being sung at the Kalari in honor of Ganesh. […]

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Around Amma 2005 Meditation Satsang

For 6000 euros, could you hatch an egg?

December 5, 2005 – Amritapuri “If someone were to say to you, ‘I will give you 6,000 euros if you can hatch this egg for me right now,’ would you be able to do it?” Amma asked. “Or what if they were to give you a flower bud and then tell you that they will […]

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Symbolism

Lord Ganesha: his birth story, symbolism meaning and practice

If we don’t honour the Ganas, then our every action is a form of thievery, as it is unsanctioned. Therefore, instead of propitiating each Gana in order to receive their blessings, we bow to their Lord, Sri Ganesha.