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Tsunami, Population Explosion & Kali Yuga

20 January 2005 — Amritapuri The good news is, according to some estimations, we’ve already completed 5,107 years of Kali Yuga. The bad news is we have 426,893 more to go. In the 12th chapter of the Srimad Bhagavatam*, Suka Maharishi gives King Parikshit a detailed account of what life will be like in the […]

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People move into the temporary shelters

15 January 2005 — Srayikkad, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala A storeroom, medical clinic, police-aid post and information office are now functioning at the Ashram’s temporary shelters in Srayikkad. The Ashram has provided the children living there with footballs and other toys. 200 families have moved in to the shelters thus far, and more are […]

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16 days later- Amma prays for the dead & the living

10 January 2005 — Amritapuri Walking down Beach Road must be much like it is to walk down some scenic path in Sarajevo or Baghdad. On one side, nature glistens with its eternal promise of renewal. On the other, the houses look like they’ve taken mortar fire. It’s a road of ghosts, of disappointed dreams, […]

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My children are my strength

4 January 2005, Amritapuri “My children are my strength.” This is what Amma told a group of reporters from Delhi who came to interview Her regarding the 100 crores (news) She has announced to spend on tsunami-relief in South India. The answer came in response to a question regarding how Amma was able to commit […]

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Amma dedicates one billion to rehabilitate tsunami victims

3 January 2005 — Amritapuri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi held a press conference today in which Amma announced that she will dedicate 100 crores [1 billion rupees or approx. $23,364,486 U.S.D.] to rehabilitate and reconstruct homes in South India that were completely destroyed by the tsunami on 26th December. The houses will be built according to […]

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A time of tragedy, a time of grace

(Brahmachari Dhyanamrita Chaitanya recollects his experiences during the tsunami and how Amma managed the situation. Later on 3rd Jan Amma announced a Rs. 100-crore relief package to rehabilitate the tsunami victims.) 31 December 2004, Amritapuri I was on the Internet and saw the news that giant waves were hitting Chennai and flooding the city. I […]

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Mass cremation in Azhikkal

28 December 2004 — Azhikkal, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala The sun was going down when the pyres were lit at the beach in Azhikkal. As the sun set, its sullen red colour spread across the sky, as if it were sharing the grief of the villagers. The air was filled with the moaning cries […]

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Cleaning of Tsunami

27 December 2004, Amritapuri After the sludge had been scraped off the floor, workers cleaned the bhajan hall. Many carton boxes had been soaked and were now useless. All helped to disposed of the waste. Water seeped into everything. The machines in the press needed to be dismantled, cleaned, and then put together again. Amma’s books were cleaned and […]

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Amma visits tsunami relief camps

27 December, 8:20 PM The danger is over. But the damage has been done. While no one at the Ashram was injured, the villagers have suffered great losses. Family members are dead and missing. Many of their houses and huts have simply been washed away. Amma visited the relief camps and consoled the evacuees and […]

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Tsunami hits Amritapuri, all are safe

26 December 2004 Due to the earthquake in Jakartha, Indonesia tremors occurred in many places in India, and waves were sent towards the Indian coast. Amritapuri has been affected by tsunami waves, but no one there was hurt. Here in the picture, the sea water is just coming to the premises of the Amrita Ayurvedic […]