Devi Bhava is a special programme that begins with the Atma Puja ceremony for world peace. Following this, Amma will receive guests who have tokens for an embrace. She will continue doing this all night into the next morning. Many stay the entire time to be in the uplifting atmosphere and to enjoy the devotional singing.
If you have time constraints, you should arrive early as the programme attendance will be very large. You may find your token number is very late into the next morning. Seating for the Atma Puja is also limited due to the large number of people attending. The best chance of getting a seat is to arrive by 4:15pm.
Please note that large bags are not allowed inside the hall. You can check in all large items at the Baggage Counter located at the entrance to the Hall. Bring only personal items like a small bag, if any, into the Hall. If you come with a group and would like to sit together, everyone in your group must enter the Hall together. As with the other programmes, everyone in your party should be present to receive a token.
Devi Bhava is also the time when Amma gives mantras. A mantra is a group of Sanskrit words used for prayer and meditation. If you are interested in receiving a mantra, information will be given for you to read while you are sitting in line waiting to receive your darshan.
4:30pm – Volunteers begin welcoming guests who have come to the programme
5:00pm – The token line opens for guests
5:30pm – Tokens are handed out and the seating begins
7:00pm – Amma arrives and Atma Puja ceremony begins
8:30pm – Approximate time the DEVI BHAVA and Darshan begins and Amma receives guests for Her embrace
Dinner is served until midnight. Snacks and the Amma Shop are open all night.