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Sri Krishna: complete in all ways

24 August 2008 — Amritapuri “Speaking about Sri Krishna is like introducing one to one’s self,” Amma told the thousands of people gathered in Amritapuri to celebrate Krishna Jayanti. The day had been filled with festivities—Go Puja1 in the morning, a procession of young gopis, gopas, Radhas and Krishnas in the afternoon, uriyadi2 until the […]

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Shoba Yatra 2007

Amritapuri 2007 Children dress up as little Krishnas, Radhas, Gopis and Gopalas for a procession that will lead through the Ashram to a local village temple.

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Gokulashtami Celebrations

Gokulashtami (Lord Krishna’s Birthday) was celebrated at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Ettimadai campus on Tuesday, 4th September, 2007 with great enthusiasm and fanfare. It has always been the tradition at Amrita University to celebrate all Indian festivals in a befitting manner and this year’s Gokulashtami celebrations were no exception with the entire campus wearing a festive […]

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Sri Krishna – a master for all times

Krishna Jayanti celebration in Amritapuri 3 September 2007 — Amritapuri “Many great souls have taken birth on this earth. But Sri Krishna was a master and guide for all times, places and people,” Amma said in her Krishna Jayanti satsang. “The words and actions of many mahatmas only influenced one country or were relevant only […]

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Krishna Jayanti celebrations at Amritapuri

September 14-15, 2006 — Amritapuri Amma, the ashram residents and a couple thousand visiting devotees celebrated the birth of Sri Krishna all day today. The celebrations began in the morning with a go-puja, then continued with a village procession of little Krishnas, gopis and gopas. Next the children played uriyadi, the traditional pot-breaking game, as […]

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Vrindavan in Amritapuri

Krishna Jayanti Celebrations – Part One 14 September 2006 — Amritapuri For most people, celebrating is something looked forward to. Five or six days a week one works (jobs being the opposite of celebration) dreaming of quitting time, of the weekend, the seaside vacation, the religious holiday. With Amma, life is different. There is no […]

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Govinda gokul ayo!

15 September 2006 — Amritapuri You will not find a more ecstatic bhajan than the one that takes place just after midnight in Amritapuri on Krishna Jayanti. These are not the heart-wrenching bhajans of separation, but happiness itself set to music. The melodies themselves burst at the seams with the gusto with which they are […]

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The birth of Sri Krishna

Krishna Jayanti Celebrations, Part Two 14-15 September 2006 — Amritapuri “It is not death, but immortality and bliss that life is all about,” Amma began her Krishna Jayanti message. “This is what the life and birth of Sri Krishna teaches us. Sri Krishna faced an immense number of difficult situations in his life—many more than […]

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Sri Krishna Jayanti

26 August 2005, Amritapuri Just before midnight–the time of Sri Krishna’s birth–Amma went to the stage. A puja was performed as the “Srimad Bhagavatam” in Malayalam was read describing the birth of Sri Krishna. Amma sang “Agatanayi Agatanayi Krishna Devan,” “Radhe Govinda Gopi Gopala” and “Govinda Gopala.” She then gave a satsang about the life […]

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Krishna talk: kids on Sri Krishna

26 August 2005, Amritapuri On Krishna Jayanti, Amritapuri is full of little Krishnas, Radhas, and various gopikas. Many of them, in fact, are from the West. They participate in the uriyadi, the pot-breaking game; walk in the Krishna procession with all the Ashram cows; put on small dramas about Krishna’s life; do dances and sing […]