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Giving drinking water- a turning point in life

Thirty-one students from 14 Universities in Japan, from International Volunteers of University Student Association IVUSA, worked alongside 12 of Amrita University’s Masters of Social Work (MSW) students and faculty members to deploy clean drinking water filters in 31 flood-hit communities in the Kerala State districts of Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta, in February 2019. The effort was […]

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What are the attributes of a truly ‘Great’ person

16-17 March, Kochi, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2019 Kochi saw a celebratory tone during Amma’s Bramhasthanam programs. On arrival at 6:40pm from Palakkad on March 15, Amma was welcomed by Vedic Chants from students of Tantra Vidyapeetham, Lalita sahasranamam by students of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and bhajans by devotees. Looking at the crowd from the […]

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Strive to make the world an even more beautiful place

18-19 Jan, Brahmasthanam Festival, Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala – Bharata yatra 2019 Amma began her 2019 Bharata Yatra with programmes in Tiruvananthapuram. Amma was welcomed to the region and lauded by many dignitaries, including Sri O.Rajagopal MLA; Sri V.S.Sivakumar, MLA; Amritakeerti Puraskar winner and acclaimed writer Sri Narayana Kurup; and Sri Babu Chandran Nair, DIG of BSF. […]

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We all wear a mask and beneath the facade is our true self

23-24 April, Kochi, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2018 Amma was received with a surplus of energy and enthusiasm upon her arrival at Kochi Brahmasthanam. Amrita Students were present to chant Vedic mantras and cheer “Mata Rani Ki Jai!” Actor Jayasurya; Seema Jagaran Manch National Organiser, A Gopalakrishnan; Kochi Mayor, Soumini Jain; MP, KV Thomas; MLA, Hyby […]

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Parents fulfill all the desires of children without thinking about the consequences

20-21 April, Trissur, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2018 Amma held a two-day Brahmasthanam festival in Trissur, where the sweltering heat was only reduced by the summer’s evening rain. Despite the hot weather, the program grounds were swarming with devotees that had come to receive Amma’s blessings. As part of her offering to the city of […]

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Balance life of happiness, health, and longevity: Amma in Palakkad

17-18 April, Palakkad, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2018 Amma held a two-day Brahmasthanam Festival in Palakkad, Kerala. In spite of the intense heat, many devotees came to see Amma and receive her blessings. During the festival, Amma gave away saplings to AYUDH team members in order to promote an effort to plant more trees. Certificates […]

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Acknowledging only the external and discard the internal creates imbalance

18 March, Chandigarh, Haryana – Bharata Yatra 2018 It was Amma’s first visit to the city of Chandigarh, which is the capital of two states and a union territory (a capital of its own). The name “Chandigargh” comes from the temple of Chandi (a pseudonym of the Goddess Durga), which is a fortress situated on […]

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Dignitaries and Devotees in Delhi

13-16 March, Delhi – Bharata Yatra 2018 30 years ago, on March 5th, 1988 at 6:45AM, Amma arrived by train in Delhi for the first time. Back then, Amma had 20 programs spread across the city in various locations. March 13th was particularly unique day, she spent half a day at the BSF camp in […]

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Over 1,00,000 villagers in Kerala receive clean drinking water

Over 100,000 villagers in Kerala, spread across 14 districts, have begun to receive clean drinking water as part of the Jivamritam Project launched by Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM), six months ago. As many as 127 water filtration units have been installed by MAM as part of the project, which was inaugurated by President Ram Nath […]

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Giving water to Indian villages, building friendship between India and Japan

Feb 2018, Alappuzha, Kerala In order to help supply rural villages with clean drinking water, seventy-two students from Japan travelled to Alappuzha district of Kerala to help build water filters. Despite not receiving credit from their university, having to sacrifice their vacation time, and paying for their own travel expenses, students from the IVUSA program […]