Amritapuri

Vishukkani

Vishukkani

Mukund visited Amritapuri during the last week of March, 2014. Spring was in full swing in the ashram. The Konna trees, with their golden yellow flowers, adorned the ashram grounds like golden ornaments on Mother Earth. Since Amma had not gone on Her south and north India tours, all of nature appeared to be dancing in joy from her presence in(…)

A Story from the Life of Saint Tukaram

A Story from the Life of Saint Tukaram

One of the few successful resistances to Muslim Invasions was that of the Maratha Emperor Shivaji. Upon seeing the atrocities selectively inflicted on Hindus, he went on a campaign of battles and guerrilla warfare on the invaders and was successful in containing them and their king – Aurangzeb. Emperor Shivaji had the highest regard for Saint(…)

Darshan at Almora

Darshan at Almora

A Sadhu visited Amritapuri and related an amazing incident. As he wishes to remain anonymous, I will refer to him as “the Sadhu.” The Sadhu, who lives most of his life in the upper reaches of the Himalayas, had come all the way from his home to Amritapuri for Amma’s Darshan. Amma was then on(…)

We Are Proud to Belong Here

We Are Proud to Belong Here

Below is a letter from Sarayu.             These are unique times for us. We are being given a chance to appreciate the mettle, poise and dignity of our senior Swamis, as well as the dedication of all who are committed to Amma’s mission in the world. It is also an(…)

Ashram an Open Book, says Math

Ashram an Open Book, says Math

Kochi, Friday 7 March 2014 The Mata Amritanandamayi Math has stated in a press release that the Ashram is an open book. Any official concerned may check the financial accounts of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math at any time. All accounts are submitted at the right time to the government. The Math has no accounts whatsoever(…)

Protest Meeting at Kochi

Protest Meeting at Kochi

Excerpts from the speeches of dignitaries at the protest meeting held at Kochi on Feb 26, 2014 Padma Vibhushan Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Justice Krishna Iyer is a former judge of Supreme Court and was the Minister of law, power, prisons, irrigation and social welfare in the first Communist Government to govern Kerala. “The poor(…)

Interview with Swamini Atmaprana

Interview with Swamini Atmaprana

The article below is taken from an interview given by Swamini Atmaprana, one of Mata Amritanandamyi Devi’s earliest disciples, to the Mangalam Daily, published on Feb 26, 2014. Gayathri mentioned in her book “Holy Hell” that Dr. Leela (Swamini Atmaprana’s original name before she was ordained as a nun) had left the Ashram just as(…)

“Holy Hell” Ignites Mass Movement In Kerala

“Holy Hell” Ignites Mass Movement In Kerala

In a nation where communal undertones run strong in its veins, Gail Tredwell has inadvertantly became pawn in the hands of Islamic extremists groups who were quick to capitalise on the issues arising from the content of her book. Hence the political mouthpiece of these organisations continue to lead a lone crusade against one of(…)