Arati to Mother Nature: Hibiscus Kali Mata resides in Amritapuri’s main temple. And here Hibiscus flowers, her favorite, bloom in plenty; almost all the varieties you see on websites are here. However, Kali is offered bright red hibiscus, those of the color her tongue, or of blood that drips from the severed heads (egos) in […]

Guru Pada Padma: Amma’s Lotus Feet Amritapuri is very much God’s Own Island. The oleographs of goddesses from the works of the legendary artist, Raja Ravi Verma of 19th century Kerala, have made a deep impress on the collective minds of Indians about how the Devis, elaborately described and praised in Sanskrit literatures, really would […]

Panchakshari in Petals: Nandyarvattam Flowers are always there in Amma-Lore. Amma instructs in Manasapuja: “…Imagine a bush without leaves but full of only white flowers… As you chant, with each mantra imagine taking a flower from your heart and offering at the Feet of the Divine…” This helps one develop Ekobhakti, one pointed devotion. In […]

From Lotus to Brahmi One early morning, way back in the late 90s, after Devi Bhava, as Amma went up Her steps, as usual She stood at the landing and turned around to see Her children. Amma’s Face bloomed with a bright smile like the Sun yet to rise. Looking at the smiling faces of […]

Sometimes, a big problem just needs a simple solution. And, we can witness this with an incident that took place in Amma’s Bharat yatra this year. Every year as spring dawns and brings happiness to all the being around, so does Amma goes on Yatra to many cities around the world to spread happiness! To […]

What could be more beautiful than sitting with my guru in the cowshed, smelling the cow dung from the floor, sitting close and listening to the words of my master and eat out of her own hands. What could be more beautiful than sitting at the edge of the jungle by night, with full moon, […]

Sujatha from Prayar, Alappuzha district, Kerala shares her experience “Before meeting Amma about 8-10 years back, I was living in a hut, and led a poor life. Amma took care of me as a child of her own and gave her love and built me a sweet home and educated my children for free. I […]

Within hours of my first day at Amritapuri (Abode of Immortal Bliss) four years ago, an immediate, warm familiarity overtook me, a déjà vu of which I had never experienced before. My whole being felt cocooned in the love that this sacred land holds. I knew then that I had arrived home – that this […]

Since years I have been praying to Amma that I may never forget her presence in my life. Even though I know that she is always with me, the thought of Amma sometimes slips away in the midst of my hectic schedule in Austria. I have been a big fan of tattoos since long, and […]