Amma arrives at her Pune Ashram

26 February, Bharata Yatra 2006 — Nigdi, Pune, Maharashtra After travelling for two days from Nagpur, Amma reached her ashram in Nigdi, Pune last night around 1 a.m. She was greeted by a group of devotees chanting “Om Amriteshwaryai Namah.” Amma spent some time with them, inquiring about their health, families and lives in general before […]

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Amma awarded Sant Jnaneshwara World Peace Prize

31 January 2006 — Pune, Maharashtra On 31 January 2006, Amma was awarded the “Philosopher Saint Sri Jnaneshwara World Peace Prize 2006” by the World Peace Centre (WPC), a Pune-based organization focused on bringing together the forces of science, philosophy and religion for world peace The award was officially presented by Padma Vibhusan Nirmala Deshpande, […]

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Amritakuteeram voices from Ajanta Nagar

Monday, 1 March 2004 — Pune, Maharashtra Mata Amritanandamayi Math, in connection with the local and central government, is in the process of rehabilitating slum dwellers of Ajanta Nagar. The project involves the construction of 27 blocks of four- and five-story apartment buildings where on top of what used to be a nine-acre slum. Walking […]

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Pune programs begin with a bang!

Bharata Yatra 2004 29 February 2004 — Pune, Maharashtra Amma’s three nights and two days of Pune programs commenced tonight at the Anna Saheb Magar Stadium. As Amma arrived at 6:30, the program literally began with a bang—as two colourful bursts of fireworks exploded just overhead the stadium. She then walked through the crowd under […]

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On The Road to Pune

23 Feb 2003, Pune The caravan of buses pulled over to the side of the road near a tiny hamlet named Bharvati. Many children were washing their family’s clothes at a pump near the road. They froze in midair at the amazing sight of five orange buses and many Western faces. While we waited for […]

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Return of Krishna Bhava

1 March 2002, Pune For all of Amma’s devotees who are sad that they never got to witness Krishna Bhava (which Amma discontinued in 1985), there still is hope. In Pune, the bhava is briefly reborn. For the past four or five years, each time Amma comes to Pune, one man – who believes Amma […]

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Amma’s visit to Pune – 2001

14-16 March 2001, Pune AICT Inauguration AICT Pune was inaugurated during Amma’s visit to Pune on 14th March, 2001 at 7:00 PM by Dr. Ashok Kolaskar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Pune in the Divine Presence of Amma. The programme also hosted other dignitaries like Dr. Vijay P. Bhatkar, Chairman, Dishnet Research Laboratory, Dr. S. K. Gupta, […]

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Girls Can Do!

12 March 2001, Davengere to Pune Darshan was fast coming to an end at the first Pune program, when an unexpected voice was heard over the loudspeaker – Mother’s! In the midst of final hugs and murmurings into devotees’ ears, She called for a microphone. What She said was, “Get the lorry driver to move […]