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Pongal’s Sweetest Payasam

In Pongal festival different aspects of the Nature is worshiped, the Creation is recognized as the miraculous Divine.

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Amma in Kanya Kumari, giving boons

11 January, 2004 – Kanya Kumari The stone idol of the Virgin Goddess Kanya Kumari Devi in Her temple at the southernmost tip of the blessed land of Bharata is standing in meditation, facing north and longing for Oneness with Lord Shiva in Mount Kailash. This longing of the Goddess for spiritual Union is expressed […]

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Proclaim to All

11 January, 2004 – Kanya Kumari Just a few hours after Amma hugged Her last Thiruvananthapuram child, the first fully loaded bus set out for the next stop on the 2004 Dakshina Bharata Yatra — the holy city of Kanya Kumari. This famous pilgrimage centre is located at the southernmost tip of the Indian sub-continent, […]

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The Wealth of the Poor

18 December 2003, Kozhikode, KeralaMany of the devotees in Kozhikode are very simple people. Rural villagers and tribal people come for Amma’s darshan, saving what little money they have just to travel here. Kozhikode is yet another example of how Amma is touching the lowest substratum of society with Her infinite compassion and all-embracing Love, […]

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On The Road to Pune

23 Feb 2003, Pune The caravan of buses pulled over to the side of the road near a tiny hamlet named Bharvati. Many children were washing their family’s clothes at a pump near the road. They froze in midair at the amazing sight of five orange buses and many Western faces. While we waited for […]

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A prayer from the heart of India

21 February 2003, NagpurThe state of Maharashtra has an exalted history; as recently as the 13th century it was said that one could find a mahatma in every village in the state. The city of Nagpur, aside from being a major city of Maharashtra, is also the geographical heart of the nation. North and south, […]

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A walk to remember

19 Feb 2003, Nagpur On the way from Hyderabad to Nagpur, the North Indian tour group stopped along the banks of the river Godavari, about two kilometres off the main road. The river Godavari is considered one of the seven sacred rivers of India. The group waited patiently for Amma to join us; some skipped […]

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Dreams come true

19 Feb 2003, En route to Hyderabad A long journey in the hot plains led us to a cool evening chai-stop at a quiet temple yard by the road. The setting sun made his presence felt by brightly outlining the cloud that hid him. Amma sat amidst Her children facing the temple water-tank. Soon She […]

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Anandavady

9 February 2003, Mananthavady Amma calls it Anandavady, the Blissful Garden. Not without reason. Mananthavady is a town among the hills of the southern tip of the Western Ghats. The ghats are known for their precious forests and beauty. Amma’s Brahmasthanam Temple, built atop one of the hills, is visible from a distance in all […]

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Devotion & Discipline

12 Jan 2003, en route to Chennai “Upanishad” means literally “to sit at the feet of” When one imagines the dialogues in the Upanishads, one can almost see the disciples seated humbly at the feet of the Master, gathered under a gigantic tree in full bloom. Such was the scene two days ago when, en […]