Mata Amritanandamayi is known throughout the world as Amma for her selfless love and compassion toward all beings. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor, and those suffering physically and emotionally.
In 1987, at the request of devotees, Amma began to conduct programs in countries throughout the world. She has done so annually ever since.
Amma’s Darshan :
Amma’s form of giving darshana is hugging people. As to how this began, Amma said, “People used to come and tell [me] their troubles. They would cry and I would wipe their tears. When they fell weeping into my lap, I used to hug them. Then the next person too wanted it… And so the habit picked up.” Amma has embraced more than 33 million people throughout the world for over 30 years.She has been known to give darshan for more than 22 hours without interruption.
How it Starts?
As preparations are being made for Amma’s birthday celebrations next month. Dust has been flying everywhere as the central ashram building, housing the temple and offices, and which provides accommodation to many, is being readied for a fresh coat of paint. The ‘dining hall’ at the rear, is steadily being transformed into a major hall – the plan is to hold large programs, (which, now regularly sees about 10,000 devotees every Sunday), there.The main campus building has bean transformed as a huge dormitory, accommodating hundreds.
Meanwhile,Amma goes on doing what She always does: meeting the residents and giving darshan to the public. And when She is not outside, She is in Her room, attending the mountains of letters from all over the world, giving guidelines and directives on the running of the branch ashrams, and meeting with individuals.
This is Awesome!
Water for hundreds of thousands – Amritavarsham 64
The Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated a new charitable initiative “Jivamritam” filtration systems, at Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MA Math) in Kollam. Through this project Embracing the World, aims to provide filtration for clean drinking water to 10 million villagers throughout India.
The initial phase of the project – which aims to install “Jivamritam” filtration systems for clean drinking water in 5,000 villages throughout the nation – will be implemented by Embracing the World, at a projected cost of USD $15.27 Million. Each Jivamritam System is capable of filtering the daily drinking-water needs of up to 400 five-member families. This system was conceptualized and designed by faculty and students of Amrita University. the team will be targetting to deploy all 5,000 Jivamritam Systems within one year.
Students doing “Seva”
All the first year students of Amrita vishwa vidyapeetham have been given duties to do in the amma’s B’Day. It is a great gift to the students given by amma an opertunity to do seva. the time, while doing seva was a little fast. we the students had a very great time together working.we had known each other a lot. students enjoyed taking selfies and having food together .they even worked enthusiastically in mid-nights. the VCDC (Volenteer care department center) had supplied food and refreshments eventually to the volenteers.
The campus was decorated with lights and glowing lamps. Even the bridge was decorated with lights and flags , the whole Venue was covered with many shops , stalls and exhibitions . it was like a a whole mela for 3 days.