Amrita Keerthi award comprises of a satute of Goddess Saraswati, Rs 123456 and a citation. The cash prize rendered through this award is intended to support the recipients, helping them to be financially in the position to continue to dedicate their life to their noble pursuits, and thereby foster the cultural heritage of India.
Two categories of people are eligible to receive the award: those engaged in writing original, in-depth studies of India’s spiritual texts and those dedicated to constructive social or national service. Sannyasins are not eligible for the award, as their service is part of their spiritual practices.
Instituted by Mata Amritanandamayi Math since 2001, the awards are presented each year on Amma’s birthday.