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Sunday, May 01, 2011 2:31:54 PM (IST)  

M'lore: Sea of Devotees Gather to Seek Blessings from Amma

Devotees Pour in Thousands to Seek Blessings from Amma
 
Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS)

 
Mangalore, May 1: Devotees in large numbers thronged Amrita Vidyalayam in Boloor here to seek the blessing of their beloved Amma, the hugging saint at the meditation-cum-bhajan-satsang programmes on Sunday May 1.

Amma in her message focused on life, spirituality and religion. Drawing parallels with the image of a bird, she said that spirituality and religion are the two wings which help us to fly. The object of education is not to teach the language of machine, rather it should explain the universal phenomenon and help us lead a peaceful and fruitful life, she said.

Pointing out the contribution of scientific innovation to the modern world, she said they science has been giving only temporary solution but its long-term effect is dangerous. "Ironically," she said, "Air conditioners are cooling down rooms, but spirituality calms down our mind and results in good mental health."
 
Stressing on cleanliness, she said the mutt is ready to join hand with the government to construct public toilets. She suggested everyone to carry two handkerchiefs with them which could be used to clean the nose and to spit. She said people should not spit in public places.
 
About 2,000 houses built in Raichur for flood victims are complete and will be handed over soon, she said.
 
On the occasion, compensation to 10 endosulfan victims and pensions meant for widows were distributed.
 
Deputy speaker N Yogish Bhat spoke on the occasion and said the district administration’s move to clean beaches coincided with Amma’s visit today. Thus in her next visit we should make sure that the city will be clean, he added.
 
The token holders had the privilege of being blessed by a hug from Amma, and got Darshana of Amma which was open to all without discrimination of caste creed, religion, country or race.
 
DC Subodh Yadav, commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh, mayor Praveen Anchan, district in-charge minister Krishna J Palemar, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, vicar general Denis Moras Prabhu, Karnataka Bank’s Jayaram Bhat among others were present on the dais during the formal programme in the evening. Udayavani bureau chief Manohar Prasad compered the programme. Kishore Kumar Shetty delivered the vote of thanks.

 

Earlier Report:

Amrita Sangama -2011, the yearly convergence of devotees as part of Brahmasthanam Mahotsav in the presence of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi began at Brahmasthana, Boloor here on Sunday May 1.

The two-day celebration began with rituals in the morning along with satsang, bhajan and darshan programmes. A huge number of devotees from the district assembled in the morning for bhajan and satsang programmes.
 
Along with Amma, her team of devotees from various parts of the country also joined in the bhajan and Satsang programmes. Both the days ‘Sarvajanika Anna Santharpane’ will be organized.
 
Meditation and Lalita Sahasranama Archana were held prior to satsang programme led by Amma.
 
Formal function to mark the Amrita Sangama was held in the presence of Corporation Bank general manager B R Bhat, Dr B R Shetty, founder and managing director of NMC Group, Vinaykumar Sorake, Dr Jeevaraj Sorake, president of Mata Amritanandamayi Seva Samithi among others.
 
Addressing the devotees Amma said, "Nature should be tendered with motherly love. Adding poison to earth and sea is equal to adding poison to our own blood." Recalling a query by one of her devotees on whether the earth would end by 2011, she said that diminishing love, care, affection and humanity have already paved the way for the destruction of the earth. She called upon everyone to inculcate the values of love and affection.

Amrita Sangama will conclude on Monday May 2.

 



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Comments on this article
JRAO,
Thursday, May 05, 2011

ONE WHO HAS GREED FOR MORE AND MORE KNOWLEDGE SIDELINING FOR BHOGA BAGYA IS CALLED TYAGA AND HE IS A REAL BRAHMIN WHO SHARES SUCH KNOWLEDGE WITH OTHER LIKE MINDED PEOPLE.

Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Kuwait
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Dear Harold,

I agree with you and partcularly the last paragraph. There is slight difference between doing pooja at home and in temple. Priests at temple have to maintain certain rituals which is not mandatory when you do pooja at home.

Now a days things have changed and a priest can be born in any community and Kudroli temple is the standing example.

Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Satish please correct me if I am wrong.
As u had mentioned ” One who knows "Brahmatva" is a Brahmin. If you go to Kudroli temple then you can find Billava Brahmins who carry out regular pooja there.”.

Let’s go little broader way. Any body who performs pooja isn’t he is a Brahmin. Whether it is at home or in the temple or any religious gathering. I have seen many of my neighbors perform pooja’s in their houses and when I was a small boy, I had sat for the same along with my classmates.

As far as my knowledge goes and understand from my ISCON friends, a Brahmin is the one who shares and impart knowledge to others. Isn’t this is "Brahmatva" and every individual has this quality.

Let us try to build a society of truth, trust and respect to each other for which we do not require preachers. This is still existed in our society. But we should be careful of enemies of humanity & brotherhood, who divides the society by their venom ideology.

Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Kuwait
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Dear Mr.Harold D'cunha, Mangalore,

One who knows "Brahmatva" is a Brahmin. If you go to Kudroli temple then you can find Billava brahmins who carry out regular pooja there.

In mumbai there are many Billava Brahmins like Mr. Ananda Shanti who have the ability to carry out any type of Poojas.


Ravi, Mangalore
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Praveen , Mangalore i agree with you. It's the people like Jossy Saldanha who purposefully wish wrongs things to get happen by BD or any other hindu organizations.

Harold D'cunha, Mangalore, India
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Amma is really great. As the diamond shines amongst the pearls, she is shining with her devotion amongst the Brahmin. This shows every individual has the capacity to spread God's message, not reserved to caste.

Praveen , Mangalore
Monday, May 02, 2011

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai / Mapusa nothing is going to happen, but the people like you purposefully wish some wrong things to get happen by BD or any other hindu organizations. So that you get a chance to blame them.

KRPrabhu, Mangalore
Monday, May 02, 2011

Jossey Saldanha,Mapusa
Do not assume and comment.Arrange and watch for the comments!

KRPrabhu, Mangalore
Monday, May 02, 2011


@Herald D'cunha,Mangalor
First and formost point to note on your comment is that you are jumping to find fault rather than fact finding.As you apprehend that Mangalore was good in previous times and not now,please note that even today Mangalore has retained its past glory with changing times.Every where there is polution in human behavior now a days and you and I are not exception to it.If you good you will see goodness every where.If a healthy man does not require a doctor as you say,please understand that doctors advice is required to sustain good health and like wise spirituality is an ingrdeient to keep oneself happy and clean hearted.I hope that are you not visiting church every Sunday and for this do youy attribute that you not of clean heart?
It appears that you have puzzled in presenting the thoughts of your clean heart!Do not see the things in your way by accept and appriciate if it sounds okay for your clean heart.

Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai / Mapusa
Monday, May 02, 2011

I wonder how Bajrang Dal would have reacted if some Hindus were to attend a religious meet organized by Christians?

Harold D'cunha, Mangalroe, India
Monday, May 02, 2011

Agree with Satish Kunder views. I had interacted with people who are from the same village of Kerala where Amma Amrita Vidyalayam bread and bought up. She was neglected, came me from backward community.
Also agree with deepak shetty, mangalore who had raised a valid point. "Something is not right in Mangalore. Every other day people come here in the name of religion, Guru and Teaching".
In my childhood days we had lived in harmony amongst our neighbor and everybody was happy and content. Everybody was Tulu speaking and there was one feeling, i.e. was KUDLA. As a patient requires a doctor , today all dishonest , corrupt people seeks consolation to cover their guilt. That is why they seek blessing from the religious leaders.
Healthy persons don’t require doctor, similarly a clean person in his heart will not attract to religious Guru’s irrespective of their religious faith.
Having DARSHAN of God is absolutely good at their religious, holy places.
We wish Amma good wishes in all her work of humanity.

Iqbal, Mangalore
Sunday, May 01, 2011

She is really doing good to the society and also beaking the Brahminiyal domination in Hindu society.She can be termed equivalent to Shri.Narayana Guru.

KRPrabhu, Mangalore
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Mata Amritanandamayi Amma, the 'hugging saint' is a ocean of compassion,love and effection for down troddens,poors,sufferers world wide irrespective of cast,color,religion,frontior barriers.To know and understand about her, one has to be blessed.To understand and experience the bliss one need not get converted to religion to religion but needs simple conversion of mindset to know the devinity.

deepak shetty, mangalore
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Something is not right in Mangalore. Every other day people come here in the name of religion,Guru and Teaching.They come in peace and within few months they own schools, institutions. My family has been spending 50 percent of our income on these things and supporting them > I am sick and tired of this.Why people want our money ?I am not against teachings, But every other day we have some one special coming here and more pollution.Why ? can't we have enlightenment from our own people here? future of our city will be more confusion and divisions among us. Just watch out..

Antony T. D' Souza, Karkala / Qatar
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Glad to watch Spiritual bliss and Religious harmony are experienced at center of the stage by whites without being induced or force nor by discrimination. Flood of same followers might be missing. One should encourage religious freedom to practice or to convert from Christianity to Hinduism but can nerve be vice versa because they are induced say BD and its coercers . People quietly seek here peace while encouraging once own traditional religious harmony by communal terror in the coastal line.
Amma could have shared her divine opinion to encourage religious harmony, peace and order in Mangalore since most of Religious, BD and BJP political leaders, Swamis and Sanyasinis, Police personnel, DC and people of all faith were gathered around there. Game end is not at sight - politics vs religions harmony.

Roshan Saldanha, Mangalore
Sunday, May 01, 2011

It is a privilege to have Mata Amrita live during our lifetime. She has done tremendous work towards uplifting the downtrodden soceity and we must appreciate this noble service apart from her religious service.

Alwyn, Mangalore- USA
Sunday, May 01, 2011

It is always better to have some moral principal in life and to practise it. It will give some sort of joy to our heart, mind , and body. Same time we all must remember do not argue and condemn others and it is better to always remember that, "TO HAVE THE DAILY BREAD EVERY ONE MUST WORK HARD". "NO HONEY WITHOUT MONEY".

Danny, Mangalore/Duabi
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Can this photographs open the eyes of rama sene, bhajaranga dal, rss? White people following hinduism, wearing Indian sarees and kurtha paijama it shows a indiviuals choice in choosing the faith of their own. I am very sure that these white people pledged a big amount of money to Mata Amritanandamayi Devi trust.

Now it should make the blind to see the freedom of choice. If any one convert to their religion let them do with the dignity and let them win the heart with the good work and do not be jealous of other social work which leads to follow the religion they practice. Do not accuse falsely about the convertion rather find the root cause for the conversion. Indian fundamentalist must know that there is a huge Hindu population enjoying the freedom with the complete bennifits and security in Christian nations. Most of the people who unable to migrate Europe, US involved in these hatefull jealous act.


Lavina Pinto, Mangalore/Dubai
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Nice photographs. Nice to see white people as devotees among the crowd. No comments for conversion.

Sunil Kumar, Karkala/Qatar
Sunday, May 01, 2011

We can see a lot of foreigners (whites) in pics. Are they converted? Can any one advise please.

Satish Kunder, Mangalore/Kuwait
Sunday, May 01, 2011

Mata Amrutanadamayi is surely a different class than most of the swamijis we can find in the society today.

She reminds me of Sri Narayana Guru who tried to bring the downtrodden lower class people to the mainstream of the society with his revolution.

I normally do not like to go near to any Swamiji but reluctantly went to seek Mata's blessings few years back at one of my relative’s insistence and I can say that she has some divine powers which you can feel when around her.

Mass individual pooja conducted under Mata’s guidance and her warm embrace of motherly love is an unforgettable experience.

 
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