Christmas Day in Amritapuri was celebrated with a 1-1/2 hour set of Christmas Carols from around the world sung while Amma was giving darshan on the stage.
Groups from the US and Europe, sang traditional carols in their respective languages accompanied by keyboard, zither, bells, and clarinet.
18 carols were sung in all with words posted on the screens in the hall. The set ended with a joyous version of ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas!’
Some of the carols that were sung included:
Silent Night (English)
Es ist ein Ros’entsprugen (German)
Les anges dans nos campagnes (French)
Sydameeni joulun teen (Finnish)
Los Peces en el Rio (Spanish)
Tu Scendi (Italian)