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Dreams come true

19 Feb 2003, En route to Hyderabad A long journey in the hot plains led us to a cool evening chai-stop at a quiet temple yard by the road. The setting sun made his presence felt by brightly outlining the cloud that hid him. Amma sat amidst Her children facing the temple water-tank. Soon She […]

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Out of the Slums in Hyderabad

Guddimalkapur In 1999, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Chandra Babu Naidu visited Amma during Her programme in Hyderabad and asked Her if the M.A.M would undertake seva projects in Hyderabad. She readily agreed. The District Collector identified two large housing projects in slum colonies. The largest one was at Guddimalkapur. After a fire […]

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I don’t know how much longer I will live

Caught for second time coming 24 February 2002, Hyderabad During the large public programmes on the North Indian Tour, some people try to sneak in more than one darshan in a day. But although the crowds sometimes reach more than 10,000, Amma’s memory never fails. Often She will call someone on their mischief, and She’s […]

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The Bhajan game

21 February 2002The bus trip from Davengere to Hyderabad: Night stop Just when I thought I could not handle being on the bus one minute longer, we came to a stop. We were told we would be meeting Amma for chai. I quickly jumped to my feet — joy pulsing from my being, chanting “Amma! […]

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A meeting with death at twilight hours

21 February 2002, On the way to Hyderabad – North India Tour The sun had all but completely set. Glowing like embers, it hung just above the horizon. Amma emerged from Her camper. She looked to the West and waved excitedly at the departing sun – seemingly overjoyed at having caught the last opportunity to […]

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Amma’s visit to Hyderabad – 2001

10 & 11 March, 2001 In Hyderabad or ‘Cyber-abad’, India’s second Silicon Valley, the first days evening program was held at the Pingale Reddy Hall in Lower Tank Bund Road. Incidentally this day was Holi Day. This festival marks the transition from Winter to Summer and also the beginning of the Harvesting season and is […]