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Free Housing Yatra

The colour of inspiration

6 March 2006 — Pandagasalai Village, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu For the seventh time since 1998, members of Japan’s International Volunteer University Student Association (IVUSA {news}) are participating in the Amrita Kuteeram house-building project. This year more than 80 such students have traveled to Nagapattinam to help build tsunami-relief housing in the villages of Pandagasalai, […]

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Tsunami

Boats given to fishermen of Tamil Nadu

3 July 2005 — Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu The Honourable Union Finance Minister, Sri. P. Chidambaram, handed more than of 210 brand-new FRP boats, outboard engines and fishing nets to the fishermen of Nagore, Pattinacherry. The beneficiaries include fishermen from Samanthampettai, Tharangambadi, Nambiar Nagar as well as from Nagore-Pattinacherry. The Ashram has already distributed nearly 150 […]

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Tsunami

Helping fishing villages of Tamil Nadu

6 January 2005 — Tamil Nadu It’s a horrible thing to picture. When the tsunami waves pounded the fishing villages near Chennai, hundreds of wooden boats moored on the shore were sent flying. They struck people, destroyed houses and smashed into cars. Some came down, riding waves as tall as 40 feet. “The people are […]

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Sthala Purana

The nose of Brahma’s pot

Legends of Kumbhakonam Sthala Puranas of Bharat Kumbhakonam and the surrounding villages are linked together through via a wondrous story regarding this particular cycle of creation. During the cosmic deluge of pralaya, Brahma prepared himself for the next cycle of creation. He put all the seeds from which creation would sprout in amrita [the elixir […]