18 July, 2008, Guru Purnima celebrations
Swami Turiyamritananda performs Guru Paduka Puja. Ashramites chanted Amma’s 108 names and Veda mantras as part of Guru Purnima celebrations in Amritapuri. The ashram resonated with devotion to the Guru.
At Chennai ashram, Guru Poornima was celebrated as a full day event starting with Guru Paduka Pooja, Sahasranam Archana, Satsang, Bhajans, cultural programmes and ended at 8.15 pm with Nagara Sankrithanam.
Guru Purnima was celebrated with worship of parents by the students of Amrita Vidyalayam, Chennai seeing them as their first Guru. More than 700 students participated in the function.
Samskriti Puja was performed at Amrita Vidyalayam, Amdavad as part of Guru Purnima celebrations
Gurupurnima was celebrated at the ashram in Hyderabad. Gurupaduka puja was followed by “Samskriti Puja’ – the Amrita Vidyalayam children worshipping the parents.
Cycle of Life :- Five students were given bicycles in connection with Gurupurnima celebration in Washim by the Seva Samiti. They used to walk 10 kilometers every day to the school and back home. Now these kids studying in the high school will more time for the studies. Washim, Maharashtra
MAM provided a teacher with textbooks so she can better teach the tribal children who attend her anganvadi (pre-primary school). Anita, girl from an agricultural family, received new textbooks for her studies. Her father committed suicided last year.
MAM provided this lady from Washim a sewing machine so that she can earn a livelihood. Her husband, a farmer, committed suicide a few years ago, leaving the burden of the family’s income on her shoulders.
Seva Samiti of Ranchi organized programmes on new clothes distribution among the poor & needy children and grown ups in the villages in and around Ranchi. In the evening a Bhajan Sandhya was conducted at the Recreation Club of SAIL Satellite Township, Ranchi in connection with the Gurupurnima celebrations.