Amritapuri, Kollam Overview
Amritapuri Ashram stands exactly at the birth place of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. Devotees come from all across the world to seek Amma’s blessings. The inmates of Ashram and also the disciples of Amma have been striving hard to make the world worth living. Amma solves the problems of all seeking her ‘darshan’ with effective solutions.
Amritapuri is a brilliant demonstration of the beliefs of the ancients that the entire world is a family. It comprises people from various cultures with various tongues and various religions.
Amritapuri Ashram is a village on a small island. It lies in between the backwaters and Arabian Sea. People seeking the peace of their mind usually come to the Ashram from all over of the world. There are thousands of international disciples, almost 3000 living as the inmates of the Ashram as well.
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History of Amritapuri
Before the Ashram came into existence, it was Amma’s house under a cow shed. The Brahmacharis coming here used to sleep at the sands. Amma used to live in a small hut adjacent to her parents’ home. Later the hut was transformed into a kitchen where the Amma’s female followers used to live. The ‘Darshan’ was held at the cow shed. Later, Amma’s father converted it into a temple.
Later, as the disciples increased, a big hall was constructed. The construction continued from 1988 – 92.
Tips for Visiting Amritapuri
Take along all the essential commodities and safeguard them on your own.
2. Maintain perfect silence when you are attending a session.
How to Reach Amritapuri?
There is an airport atTrivandrum and another at Cochin. Take a cab from any one of these. You may also catch a train or a local bus from Kayankulam, only 12 km from Karunagapally that is located just 10 km away.