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Around Amma 2012 Messages of Amma Tsunami

Praying for the departed in tsunami

11 Mar 2012, Amritapuri Today marks the one year anniversary of the Japanese Tsunami. Near the beginning of darshan, just after the morning archana, Amma asked all to take a moment and remember the tragedy. She said, “This is the time the Japanese tsunami happened, so for all the souls of the departed and for […]

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Disaster Relief Tsunami

Prayer circles for Japan

Amritapuri Since first day after the earthquake in Japan, there were prayer circles for the victims every day. Daily after the evening bhajans, all have been chanting 108 ‘Lokah Samastha’ mantra sitting around the map of Japan with lamps lit around it.

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Health Care Tsunami

Sixth Tsunami Baby Arrives

24 December 2008 — Amritapuri After the Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, several women from the villages surrounding Amritapuri came to Amma telling of a peculiar and tragic plight. Not only had they lost their children in the disaster, they were also unable to have more, as they had long back opted to undergo tubal […]

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Tsunami

Amma gives away tsunami houses in Andaman

Port Blair, Andaman — 24 March 2008 When the tsunami hit the Andaman-Nicobar Islands, nearly 10,000 houses were destroyed. On March 24, Amma flew the 1255 kilometers from Kolkata in order to bless the people there with her darshan and to distribute the keys to 50 tsunami-relief homes constructed by the Ashram. The program was […]

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Nagapattinam Thanks Amma

29 December 2007 – Amritapuri This morning 75 tsunami survivors from Samanthampettai, Nagapattinam came for Amma’s darshan. Three years ago when the tsunami waves ravaged India’s west coast, Nagapattinam caught the worst of it, and in seconds more than 7,000 people were killed. Amma has visited Nagapattinam twice since that fateful day-once in February 2005 […]

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Two years after the Tsunami

26 December 2006 — Amritapuri At 8:00 a.m. all the ashram residents rose from their meditations and walked to the kalari, where they were each handed a flower. Then, in a single-file line, they walked out of the Ashram, toward Azhikkal, the village in Alappad Panchayat where 42 people were cremated a few days after […]

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Thanks for fulfilling the dream

19 December 2006, Amritapuri “Nowhere in the world, has another NGO built such a bridge like Amrita Setu. On behalf of the people and the Panchyat Committee of Alappad, we thank the Mata Amritanandamayi Math for this noble gift. When the Tsunami occurred in 2004 there was only a bridge to the south in Panikkarukadavu […]

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New bridge, new hopes

19 December 2006, Amritapuri Long before the towers of Amritapuri were constructed, in fact, as long as one can remember, ferrys have been taking villagers back and forth across the backwaters separating the Alappad island from the Mainland. The small wooden boats, capable of holding about a score of people, have been operated by a number […]

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Tsunami

Ashram Tsunami documentary wins award

29th October 2006 — Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA The Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s documentary “Pray & Serve: Amma’s Response to the Tsunami” won the Filmmaker’s Award at the prestigious Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Arkansas, USA. The film was screened on 28th October and the award was presented the following night. This Hot Springs Documentary […]

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Around Amma 2004 Tsunami

Smriti Deepam: lamps of remembrance

26 December 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala The walk had been made before—16 days shy of a year ago. Then and now, the prayers were the same: May the dead find peace… May those who loved them find peace.,, May the whole world be happy. But although the walk Amma led from Amritapuri […]