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Ananta bhava shalini

As Amma’s 35th birthday was only few days away, many devotees had started pouring into the ashram. It was 09:30 in the morning. Some children were singing bhajans in the darshan hut, the melodies reverberating in the serene atmosphere. Amma came into the darshan hut much earlier than usual, even though the bhava darshan of […]

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i never knew kali is like this

22 mar, palakkad – bharata yatra 2009 after amma’s palakkad program, amma visited the house of a long-time devotee. the house was situated in a congested colony. we drove through a narrow gully, winding left and right. people were pouring out of their houses: many came out on their balconies, many lined up on one […]

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kuchela of sriranga-pattinam

23 mar, bharata yatra 2009, sriranga pattinam, karnataka en route to bangalore from mysore, we stopped at sriranga-pattinam for lunch. it was sangama of kaveri river. its a beautiful place; the river flowing around the tip of the land, big banyan trees shading the banks, serene atmosphere of the temple, chanting of the mantras by […]

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unforgettable celebration

17 mar, chavakkad – bharata yatra 2009 its always a surprise with amma. on the way to mananthavadi, amma stopped at the chavakkad amrita vidyalayam for lunch. the rest of the caravan was yet to come. imagine what happened there? the school was in session.  it was the teachers who came out to amma first. […]

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special cashew & kabadi with amma

8 march 2009, enroute tiruvalla to amritapuri it was special but not a surprise.on the way back from tiruvalla programme, amma visited an old house. it has not been painted for years, not modified for the last 30 years at least. situated on the side of the main road,  this is one of the houses […]

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amma did it, she did it here

18 feb, bharata yatra 2009, mangalore amma did it; she did it here in mangalore. ‘navu ega manas puja madona‘ amma said on the microphone. it was kannada language, asking every one to start manas puja now. and you know what people did? they started clapping.  ‘elleu kannu muchikondu bennu nettagai madikondu kulithukolli” – all […]

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God s own language

29 jan 2009, Bharata Yatra it started in coimbatore this time. amma started to speak tamil on the microphone. she used to speak tamil long long ago during the devibhava darshan in the early days, even though it was not her mother tongue. but not otherwise. now, amma was leading the manasapuja step by step […]

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musical chennai

23 jan, chennai – bharata yatra 2009 it was always a problem of space in chennai. too many people come to see amma in tooo little space. but there is space for everyone in amma. lot of politicians, film actors, musicians came to see amma apart from the general public. the musicians not only had […]

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uncharacteristic tamil

19 jan, neyveli, tamil nadu – bharata yatra 2009 the industrial city of neyveli welcomed amma. this was amma’s first visit to the city. the crowds have been very quiet. even though it was big, they sat through the satsangs and bhajans and waited patiently for darshan. this rarely happened in amma’s programmes in tamil […]

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one who takes across the ocean

18 jan, bhavani, bharata yatra 2009 bhavani is always fascinating. i had written about it before {click ere to read}. this time it was all different. amma reached after the tour group. the water in the river was full. amma sat on the banks and straight away took the mike and asked her children to […]