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Mattu Pongal: Amma worships cow and calf

15 Jan 2017 , Amritapuri Today is Mattu Pongal, the third day of the Tamil New Year. On this day, cows are worshiped as a visible form of God. They are celebrated for all the many ways that they help farmers and humanity as a whole. Today, as per tradition, Amma performed worship to one […]

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Selfless Service is the Pongal that reaches Amma

16 Jan, Madurai, Tamil Nadu – Bharata Yatra 2015 It was almost 10 pm when Amma arrived at her Madurai ashram from Chennai. Amma distributed prasad dinner to her children and said, “You must have been hungry, haven’t you?” The devotees replied, “The hunger vanished when we saw Amma.” Amma added, “So, Anbu (pure love) […]

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Lift ourselves from manhood to godhood by love and compassion

14-15 Jan, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – Bharata Yatra 2015 After a gap of two years Amma visited her Chennai ashram for a Brahmastanam Festival on Jan 14 and 15. The day Amma arrived, Jan 13, was the day prior to the Pongal Festival. As Amma was serving dinner to everyone, she asked the devotees to […]


Pongal festival – it’s meaning and significance

Pongal is celebrated the day on which the sun begins to move northwards is called ‘Makar Shankranti’. In Tamil Nadu this festival is called the Pongal or Thai Pongal. The period is referred to as Uttarayanam and is considered auspicious. Pongal is a four-day festival. The first day, Bhogi, is celebrated on the last day of […]

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Pongal at the Ashram

15 Jan 2008, Amritapuri Pongal was celebrated in the Ashram. Amma distributed payasam to all the residents in the afternoon. The day on which the sun begins to move northwards is called ‘Makar Shankranti’.  In Tamil Nadu this festival is called the Pongal. Pongal ushers in the New Year in Tamil Nadu. Newly-harvested grains are […]


Helping to celebrate Pongal

16 January 2005 — Tamil Nadu “When bad times come, it’s very common to hear women crying, but not men. Here, the men are crying like anything. They can’t even speak. I’ve never seen anything like it.” According to one of Amma’s senior brahmacharis helping with the Ashram’s relief work in Tamil Nadu, this is […]

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Pongal’s Sweetest Payasam

In Pongal festival different aspects of the Nature is worshiped, the Creation is recognized as the miraculous Divine.