A glimpse of regular activities at Mumbai Ashram
Catering to the needs of the hungry poor, for almost two decades now, free food is being regularly distributed among the slum-dwellers living in the vicinity. This includes milk for young children and a wholesome meal at noon.
Healthcare assistance is provided to the poor and needy regularly, at no cost, under the supervision of a team of qualified medical practitioners. Free medical camps are also held in an attempt to sensitize these sections of society to the necessity of maintaining hygiene.
Amrita Kripa Sagar
A haven for terminally-ill cancer patients, this hospice, situated in Badlapur, also runs a full day free dispensary offering medical aid to the poor and needy.
A unique initiative was envisaged by Amma, to empower 101 villages of India and help make them self-reliant. Accordingly, the Mumbai Ashram is providing assistance to Ransai, a small hamlet near Panvel. Special training is being imparted to the village folk to help develop skills in tailoring and jewelry-making.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
Her Holiness Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, lovingly known as Amma, is revered throughout the world as one of the most outstanding humanitarian and spiritual leaders of our time. She has served the world-community for decades, imparting wisdom, strength and inspiration. Through her extraordinary acts of love, inner strength and self-sacrifice, Amma has endeared herself to millions and inspired thousands to follow in her path of selfless service. At the center of Amma’s life is her darshan: the tender, caring embrace that has been sought out by millions. It is in this intimate manner- a heartfelt hug – that Amma meets one and all, listens to their problems and gives them the inspiration and knowledge to uplift themselves and ultimately others. Amma has given this motherly embrace, known as her darshan, to more than 34 million people throughout the world. She has been known to give darshan for more than 22 hours without interruption.
The festival of Navaratri, celebrating the various forms of the Divine Mother, Durga, assumed a colourful appearance at M.A.Math, Mumbai. It captured the traditional festive spirit, right from the display of ‘Golu’ dolls to the Gujarati dandiyaraas by enthusiastic devotees. At the Nerul Ashram, the Kali Puja, Lakshmi Puja and Saraswati Puja were conducted on[…]
While our Beloved Amma’s 63rd Birthday was celebrated at Amritapuri on Tuesday, 27th September this year, devotees in Mumbai too celebrated it in an atmosphere of devotion and reverence. The day’s proceedings began with the Paduka Puja at 9.30am, accompanied by the chanting of the Guru Stotram and the Ashtotthram. The Lalita Sahasranama Archana was[…]
The Kerala harvest festival of Onam fell on 14th September, this year. On the following Sunday, 18th September, the festival was celebrated in traditional style at the Mumbai Ashram. Onam symbolically depicts the legend of the asura King Mahabali and Vamana, the dwarf incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The story brings out the tale of[…]
Ganeshotsav is a widely celebrated festival across Maharashtra, in reverence to Lord Ganapati, the illustrious son of Lord Shiva and His consort, Goddess Parvati. The festival begins on Ganesh Chaturthi, the birthday of the elephant- headed god. This year, Chaturthi fell on Monday, 5th September. At the Mumbai Ashram, the festivities began with the Ganesha[…]
In association with J J Hospital, Mumbai, AUDH Mumbai organized a blood donation drive on Sunday, 28th August, 2016, in the Nerul Ashram premises. It was indeed heartening to see donors arriving with incredible enthusiasm and zeal, to contribute their mite towards this selfless social cause, that could save lives. One of the honourable[…]
Guru Purnima is celebrated in honor of, and reverence to the great masters who have illumined our spiritual culture and tradition since ages. Coinciding with the birthday of the great spiritual seer, Veda Vyasa, the author of the epic, Mahabharata, the day is also called Vyasa Purnima. On Tuesday, 19th July, devotees from all parts[…]
Harmonizing the individual with the global : International Yoga Day at Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Nerul
In keeping with the United Nations Declaration, the International Day of Yoga was observed at the Mumbai Ashram center in Nerul on Tuesday, 21st June, 8.00am onwards. The event was well-attended by the students and staff of Amrita Vidyalayam, Ayudh members, and youth members from Ransai, the village adopted under Amrita SeRVe. The event commenced[…]
After weeks of hectic preparations, Mumbai devotees waited eagerly to have that one glimpse of Amma, as She alighted from her camper in the evening of Thursday, 24th March. The day coincided with Holi, the festival of colours, and everyone was in a celebratory mood. While the Kali Puja was in progress, Amma arrived on[…]
Pujya Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri was in Mumbai for a 2-day program of Satsang, Bhajan & Dhyan. Immediately after his arrival, on Wednesday, 3rd February, Swamiji visited the tiny hamlet, Ransai, near Panvel. Ransai is a village adopted under the Amrita SeRVe initiative of the Math. Swamiji was given a traditional welcome by the simple villagefolk.[…]
The Chinmaya Jyoti Yatra, organized by the Chinmaya Mission, as part of the Birth Centenary Celebrations of its Founder, Swami Chinmayananda, was accorded a warm welcome at Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Mumbai on Monday, 21st December 2015. The day coincided with the Bhagvad Gita Jayanti. At 4 p.m., the entourage was warmly received at the Math[…]