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, […]

Tabla is relatively new as a musical instrument in India. Traces of its first origin go back to just 300 to 400 years. Since then, going through a continuous evolution in the shape of the instrument and its tuning and usage, it has become an essential instrument in the Hindustan traditional classical music. Tabla is […]

Br Sivamrita Chaitanya distributing food items, going to the houses of #KeralaFloods victims in Tiruvananthapuram pic.twitter.com/VYeR7EyoA8 — Amma Chimes (@AmmaChimes) August 28, 2018 ‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ MAM Volunteers & @ayudhkerala giving clothes and necessary items to #KeralaFloods victims of Chengannur pic.twitter.com/vu7PwxG2py — Amma Chimes (@AmmaChimes) August 28, 2018 ‡ -‡ […]

Swami AmritaKripananda is distributing food and clothes to the victims of #KeralaFloods at Mananthavady pic.twitter.com/oUBLzChPRQ — Amma Chimes (@AmmaChimes) August 26, 2018 ‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ -‡ Going into the tribal colonies and areas affected by #KeralaFloods @ayudhkerala volunteers are distributing essential items in Mananthavady pic.twitter.com/CpSzaYTVJg — Amma Chimes (@AmmaChimes) August 26, […]