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Around Amma 2019 Festivals Messages of Amma Navaratri

Invoke the Motherhood within, let Love overflow through our look, word and deed

8 Oct 2019, Navatrati Celebrations – Amritapuri Ashram Since Pujavaippu, for the last 3 days, Amma has been leading all in special prayers and chants in the evenings infront of the new altar decorated the pics of different forms of Devi. On Vijayadasami day, Amma initiated Vidyarambham – initiating into the alphabets. Amma said the […]

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Navaratri days and Vijaya Dasami at Amritapuri

The first day of the Navaratri festival (Nine nights worshiping of Durga) this year was on September 21st. On that day, both at Amritapuri’s Kali Temple and the Kalari, beautiful and colorful ‘Golu’ dolls were being displayed with lights. Special homas and pujas were also conducted in the morning and evening in both locations by […]

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Messages of Amma

Safeguard enquiry, patience and enthusiasm throughout your life

Amma’s Vijayadasami Message 2017 September 30, 2017 – Amritapuri Ashram This is the holy day on which we hold the fingers of the tender new generation and initiate them into learning. Vijayadasami is the culmination of the past nine days of Sakti worship. Invoking the blessings of Sarasvati Devi, the Goddess of Learning, children enter […]

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The meaning and importance of Navaratri worship

Children, Navaratri is an occasion for worshiping Parashakti, the Almighty Goddess, who is the cause of the universe. Navaratri is a time for vows, austerities and worship. The ways of worshiping vary from place to place. In some places, a different aspect of Devi is worshiped on each day. In other places, She is worshiped […]

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Tokyo Navaratri Festival

25 Oct 2015, Tokyo, Japan The traditional Indian festival of Navaratri was celebrated with a one-day retreat led by Swami Poornamritananda. Just before the ceremony, participants offered various tools, equipment, and utensils in front of goddess Saraswati as part of Ayudha puja. In the morning, everyone participated in a Saraswati puja guided by Swamiji. After […]

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Value Education

Vijaya Raksha: A movement for Respecting women on Navaratri

Students of Amrita University are using this year’s Navaratri festival to launch an initiative designed to make respect for women‬ and girls‬ both cool and a matter of personal pride. Named as Vijaya Raksha, started with the blessings of Amma, the campaign aims to bring a social change through a religious festival. It is initiated […]

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Around Amma 2014 Navaratri

Ever be a beginner, Life is a book from which we can constantly learn

3 Oct 2014, Amritapuri Thousands gathered at Amritapuri today to celebrate Vijaya Dasami in Amma’s presence. Amma led the assembled crowd in a prayer for world peace, and then led everyone in the traditional writing and reciting aloud of each letter of the mantra, “Om Hari Sri Ganapataye Namah.” Afterward, she personally held the index […]

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Around Amma 2005 Navaratri

Amma’s Vidyaarambham, initiation into alphabets

10 October 2005, Amritapuri [Just before Amma left for Europe, a reporter from Matrubhumi, a leading Malayalam daily, asked Amma about Her vidyaarambham [initiation into learning], i.e. when and how Amma was initiated into learning.] “My vidyaarambham (news) took place 48 years ago. I was four then. Every navaratri, we used to place the items […]

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Navaratri celebrations

On the ninth day of Navaratri, a special program was held at Amritapuri for those devotees who are members of an Amrita Kutambam. An Amrita Kutambam is a formal group of ten families which meets regularly for satsang and service activities. Over 1000 devotees attended. The program, led by Br. Sivamrita Chaitanya, included satsang, archana, […]

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Navaratri Celebrations, 9 nights of Devi

Among the popular festivals celebrated in India, Navaratri is among the longest. Like the other festivals of India, Navaratri is rich in meaning. At one level, Navaratri signifies the progress of a spiritual aspirant. During this spiritual journey, the aspirant has to pass three stages personified by Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Then, he or she […]