Satsang (Every Sunday from 8.00 - 10.30am)

Amma says, ” Satsang — being in the presence of a great soul, reading spiritual books, and listening to spiritual discourses—is very important. These activities will help develop your power of discrimination and bring you peace. Personal effort is also necessary.”

Satsang forms the core of the Society’s activities and are held every Sunday from 8am to 10am.

Amrita Centre

Satsang is an opportunity for Amma’s children to come together for group prayers including Amma’s Ashtothram and Archana, Bhajans (Devotional singing), Meditation and fellowship. The Satsang also on request, includes helpline prayers (special prayers for individuals and families undergoing hardship) and the screening of Amritavarsham, an Amrita TV programme featuring short discourses by AMMA and Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri. The Sri Lalitha Sahasranamavali is collectively chanted on the first Sunday of every month. On weekdays and Saturdays, the centre is open for puja between 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Amma’s Kitchen and the Satsang sponsors join together to provide Prasad and breakfast. Donations received during breakfast sessions are used to support the charitable “Serve A Meal” project for the less fortunate.

 

Karthika Puja (On the day of Kartika Star, every Month from 6.30 - 8.30pm)

Karthika is the birth star of our beloved Amma. Every month, the day of Karthika is dedicated to Amma.

Programme Schedule: 

Dhyana Sloka – Invocation prayer
Guru Sthothram – Salutations to Guru
Amma’s Ashtothram – Recital of 108 names of Amma
Sri Lalitha Sthothram
Annapoorna Sthothram
Devi Suktham
Bhajans – Devotional Songs
Arathi
Closing Prayers – Prayers for World Peace

Amriteswari Society also organises other spiritual events at Amrita Centre:

  • Maha Shivarathri – This special day is celebrated with Shivalinga Abishekam and chanting of Shiva Ashtothram.
  • Gurupoornima – The day of full moon, Poornima, in the month of Ashadh is traditionally celebrated as Guru Poornima. This day signifies the elimination of all darkness and evil from the mind. Guru Poornima is celebrated with AMMA’s Paduka Abishekam, Sri Dhanwanthari Pooja, chanting of Guru Sthothram, AMMA’s Ashtothram, Archana and Bhajans.
  • Deepavali – The festival of Lights, Deepavali is celebrated with a Lakshmi Pooja together with the recital of Amma’s Ashtothram and Bhajans.
  • Krishna Jayanthi (birthday of Lord Krishna) – is marked with special prayers, abhishekam and bhajans until midnight.
  • Navarathri celebrations – are marked with Paduka Abhishekam and the recital of AMMA’s Ashtothram, Lalitha Ashtothra Namavali and Mahishasuramardini sthrothram. On the 10th day, a simple Vidyarambam ceremony is held for the participants.