Lakshmi from the village Palamedu, Madurai district of Tamil Nadu, shares with us her experience with Amma. She was overwhelmed when we asked her about Amma. She said “The first time I came here, we were really broke and had plenty of financial problems. My son had studied Electrical Engineering but he was jobless; we did […]

Hailing from Chennai, Mr. Venkateshwara Rao was working as a railway guard when he heard about Amma way back in 1985. On a friend’s suggestion he came for Amma’s darshan on her birthday in the year 1991. After coming back home from the darshan, his life was not the same anymore. He started cherishing his […]

Led by Mr. Girirajan, a group from Srirengapuram, a village in the district of Theni, Tamil Nadu, have been coming for Amma’s birthday since 2013. He says “Every year when I come, I am here to fulfill my desire to meet Amma. This year I have brought some of my villagers for Amma’s darshan. I want […]

The bird inside my heart sings for you, oh Divine Mother Who, save you, shall understand its song? Who? Oh Mother of mine… The chirping which only You understand Nobody can stand, not even our closest ones! The bird inside my heart flew to the mind… Alas! The mind is now a cage of Thy […]

Kangaroos! Kangaroos! Everyone on the the staff tour excitedly viewed the silhouettes on the misty hillside. “We really are in Australia!” someone shouted. Talk turned to the possibility of other unique local wildlife sighting opportunities on off days during the 16 day tour. This discussion reminded me of a similar one during Amma’s first tour […]

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 […]

Last night Amma had a big public darshan program in Udupi Karnataka -the place famous for Rukmini’s Krishna and for saints like Kanaka Dasa. Observing Amma is in inspiration in itself. Even though the all knowing mother will never proclaim her divinity some things make it seem so natural and so evident. As an impartial […]

This morning I did Arcana with the copper pod tree! The familiar tree almost on every street in the cities blooms its innumerable bright yellow flowers in its own time, and in its own selected branches. Just like Tumban and Bhakti display dog-qualities plus special qualities, the tree to the left-front of Kali Temple in […]

‘Being a woman in a man’s world is never easy.’ This refrain is heard time and again. The story of Anju Singh bears testimony to this statement. With Amma’s grace, by taking part in the AmritaSeRVE program, she has been able to overcome all odds and transform not only her own life, but those of […]