A tribute to Sugunachan

Documentary on Amma’s Father, Sugunachan, produced and aired by Amrita TV as a tribute to his memory, after he passed away on 22nd March 2010.It is a 27 minute tribute which includes beautiful scenes of Achan with Amma and his wife Damayanti; as well as testimonials from Swamis and his children. part 1/3 part 2/3 […]

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Thank you Achan

Amma was in Kolkata when her father, Sri. Sugunanandan Idamannel (Sugunachan) passed away Monday morning (22 March 2010). From that morning itself, his relatives and the ashramites who had not gone on tour with Amma began chanting archana and holding vigil around his body, which had been decorated with flower garlands and placed in a […]

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Sugunachans body is cremated

Amritapuri, 23 Mar 2010The body of Sugunanandan, father of Mata Amritanandamayi, who died on Monday (22 Mar 2010), was cremated on the premises of his Edamannel house near the Amritapuri ashram on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Suresh Kumar, the eldest son of Sugunanandan, lit the pyre. Thousands of people including devotees, Sanyasins of various ashrams, […]


Amma’s father passed away

22 March 2010, Amritapuri Mr. Sugunanandan Edamannel, Amma’s father—Sugunachan, passed away this morning at 10:30 a.m. due to cardiac arrest at his residence in Amritapuri. Sugunachan was like the pillar of the Ashram.  He loved the ashramites as if they were his own children and saw Amma as his Guru and God. Achan* was a […]

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Stories of the old days

18 & 23 November 2004 — Amritapuri Achan’s Satsang to Ashram Residents As Amma often laments, the elderly are not valued in today’s world. In fact, they are most often pushed away as a nuisance. In truth, their wealth is in their years, the vast amount of knowledge they have acquired during their long lives—knowledge […]