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Amma consoles victims of Varanasi bomb blast

24 March, Benares Hindu University Hospital, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh –Bharata Yatra 2006 On 7 March, the ancient city of Varanasi made worldwide headlines when bomb blasts went off at its Sankat Mochana Hanuman Temple and railway station. Twenty people were killed and more than 100 were injured. On Amma’s way from Lucknow to Ranchi on […]

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I felt Kashi to be like Brahman itself

Wednesday, 24 March, Bharata Yatra 2004 — En route to Durgapur. In 2004, Amma gave Her first programme in Varanasi, a place considered by many to be the holiest city in all of India. Built on the banks of the Ganga, Varanasi or Kashi, as it is also known–is famous for its proximity to the […]

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Embodiment of love blesses Varanasi

Bharata Yatra 2004 23 March 2004 — Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh “Hara Hara Mahadeva! Hara Hara Mahadeva!” As Amma sang bhajans in Shiva’s city, this is how the thousands of assembled devotees responded. Varanasi, or Kashi, is considered by many to be India’s holiest city. It is said if you breathe your last here, Lord Shiva […]

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Amrita Nidhi recipients of Varanasi

Tuesday, 23 March 2004 — Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh It was way past midnight in the holy city of Varanasi when they entered the darshan line, most aided by walking sticks. In fact, they seemed as old as the city itself: a disoriented-looking lady with incredibly thick glasses, a handicapped woman dragging herself forward by her […]


Sivaratri – meaning and significance

Shiva is the Supreme Consciousness that illuminates the three states of waking, dreaming and deep sleep.