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Playing Holi at Amritapuri

21 March, Holi Festival – Amritapuri Normally the festival of Holi takes place when Amma is traveling in the North of India as part of her annual Bharata Yatra. This year Holi took place just a few days after Amma returned to Amritapuri so all the residents in the ashram were fortunate to celebrate with […]

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Science and Spirituality can be integrated

2-3 March , Pune, Maharashta – Bharata Yatra 2018 After travelling across the country from Hyderabad, Amma reached Pune at around midnight. On the way, Amma stopped at Indapur. An evening meditation, bhajan set, and Prasad meal was held on a private lawn. When Amma arrived in Pune, many of the local devotees fell into […]

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Holi in Hyderabad

28 Feb – 1 Mar , Hyderabad, Telangana – Bharata Yatra 2018 Amma arrived in Hyderabad just before midnight to a crowd of devotees that had gathered to welcome her. The next morning, Irrigation Minister, T. Harish Rao, and Special Advisor to the State Government, S. Venugopalachary, were to meet Amma on her first day […]

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Colours all around, mind became one in Love

13 March, Amritapuri “On Holi, you can fearlessly and lovingly smear colours on anyone—be it your parents, elders, neighbours, strangers, foreigners, friend or foe. Whoever you are, whatever your status or position may be, this act of “colouring” is accepted in a spirit of celebration and friendship. There are no hurt feelings or attempts to […]

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The legends of Holi teach us to shed our ego

Happiness and love arise only when all the boundaries created by the mind vanish “Holi signifies boundless happiness. As we enjoy such sacred festivities, we should remember that, in reality, they are meant to remind us of the inner bliss and oneness that are our inherent nature and are the very essence of life. When […]

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Walking form of God: Amma in Jaipur

1 April, Jaipur, Rajasthan – Bharata Yatra 2016 After her program in Amdavad, Amma held a one day public program at the Tagore School Grounds in Jaipur. It was Amma’s first visit to the city since 2011 and a second time at the same grounds. During darshan many were requesting Amma to come back every […]

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Joyous celebrations: Amma in Mumbai

26-27 March, Mumbai, Maharashtra – BharataYatra 2016 Amma came to Mumbai a few hours after celebrating Holi in Pune. Since its only a short drive from Pune to Mumbai and technically it was still Holi upon her arrival, Amma fulfilled the wishes of all the Mumbai devotees by playing Holi with them as well. After […]

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Paint your body and mind with colours of Love

21-22 March, Pune – BharataYatra 2016 After a very long ride from Hyderabad, Amma was welcomed by devotees when she reached Pune at 5:30am in the early morning. Over the next two days, Amma held two days program at the Pune ashram where she was welcomed by Padmashree Vijay Bhatkar, who said, “To see how […]

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Amma celebrates Holi

28 Mar 2012, Kochi – Bharata Yatra Amma celebrated Holi with her children in Kochi. She distributed prasad, had satsang, jokes, bhajans and played Holi to the delight of all the devotees assembled there. Amma’s second leg of Bharata Yatra kicked off with the Ernakulam program, following on the heels of Amma’s visits to Reunion […]

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Amma plays Holi in Amritapuri

8 Mar 2012, Amritapuri Thursday night as darshan ended, the Holi celebration began at Amritapuri. Just before the end of darshan a devotee presented Amma with a bowl of colored powder and a bucket of water and a ‘pichkari’ (elongated water pistol). Amma mixed the colors into the bucket of water and then she filled […]