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 auspicious Trikkartika Deepam festival was celebrated at M.A.Math, Nerul, on Monday, 12th December.The day coincided with the celebration of Kartika, Amma’ s birthstar. Devotees participated in the Bhagavathi Puja that was performed, to the accompaniment of chanting of the Ashtothram, Lalita Sahasranama Stotram and the singing of a few bhajans. The rows of[…]
On Sunday, 4th December, the members of AYUDH, Mumbai, organised an organic sapling planting drive by sowing vegetable seeds and planting saplings of fruit trees at the Amrita Garden, adjoining the Nerul Ashram. The vegetable seeds that were sowed included carrot, lady’s finger, brinjal, tomato, ridge gourd, bitter gourd and bottle gourd. The team[…]
On Sunday, 20th November 2016, a program of community prayer for world peace and harmony was conducted at M.A.Math, Nerul. The day’s event included a Graha Shanti Homam and Shani Puja, that was well-attended by devotees from all parts of the city. The Homam commenced at 5pm, accompanied by the chanting of the Ashtotthram, the[…]
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[…]