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Nagapattinam Thanks Amma

29 December 2007 – Amritapuri This morning 75 tsunami survivors from Samanthampettai, Nagapattinam came for Amma’s darshan. Three years ago when the tsunami waves ravaged India’s west coast, Nagapattinam caught the worst of it, and in seconds more than 7,000 people were killed. Amma has visited Nagapattinam twice since that fateful day-once in February 2005 […]

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Karunanidhi: Amma is a pearl among humans

Karunanidhi: “Amma is a Pearl among humans” 31 January — Nagapattanam, Tamil Nadu – Bharata Yatra 2007 “The Tamil Nadu Government and its people are extremely happy at the way in which the Mata Amritanandamayi Math has gone about in wiping the tears from the eyes of those fishermen who lost their houses and belongings […]

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284 houses more to Tsunami victims

27 August 2006 — Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu In the past two days, the Ashram has handed over a  284 houses more to tsunami victims in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu–120 in Pandagassaalai (a hamlet in Pattinacherry Village) and 164 in Akarapettai. Swami Ramakrishnananda handed over the keys of the homes to the district collector of Nagapattinam, Tenkasi […]

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Helping Nagapattinam to overcome fear

20 December 2005 — Samanthampettai, Nagore, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu “When difficult circumstances arise in life, there are two ways to respond. We can either run away in fear or kindle the love within and try to overcome,” Amma said. She was talking to the 60,000 people or so who’d come to have her darshan […]

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Cloths to Nagapattinam fire victims

1 November 2005, Nagapattinam. Less than one year after the tsunami washed away countless lives and livelihoods, today, a fire broke out in one of the temporary government shelters in Nagapattinam, TN where tsunami victims were being housed. While no one was hurt, over 200 families lost all their belongings. New saris, dhotis, undergarments, underwear, […]

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Construction of houses at Samanthampettai, Nagapattinam

13 July 2005 — Samanthampettai, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu Construction of houses for the tsunami victims is progressing at a brisk pace in Samanthampettai, Nagapattinam District. The government of Tamil Nadu initially allotted seven acres of land for the Ashram to build houses upon. Here the Ashram is building a self-sufficient colony consisting of , […]

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Amma inspires Nagapattinam

14 February 2005 — Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu Amma visited several tsunami-hit areas in Nagapattinam on the 13th and 14th. There were no formal programmes. Nothing had been arranged by the Ashram, but by the time Amma arrived in the village of Nagore, there were many posters and banners welcoming her. When Amma arrived the place […]


When Amma adopts a village

13 February 2005 — Samanthampettai, Nagore Village, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu When a child is hurt sometimes he doesn’t cry… until he sees his mother. However many tears the men and women of Samanthampettai had been holding back, they all seemed to come to the surface this week when their Amma came to check on […]

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Just your blessings…

13 February 2005 — Lechakkupam, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu Amma had been visiting tsunami relief camps from the morning itself. Many a times those with Her had tried to get Her to cut short Her programme in some way, but Amma was not open to suggestions—She just said, “You don’t understand their sorrow.” The programme […]

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The Wisdom of Tsunami

12 February 2005 — Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, en route from Bangalore to Nagapattinam “My house, my life, my belongings, my children—all disappeared in the blink of an eye,” Amma said. She was talking to Her disciples and devotees about the tsunami during a stop in Dharmapuri. Amma was going to the Nagapattinam district to give […]