Mumbai/ Navi Mumbai, February 27, 2019: Spiritual leader, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly known as ‘Amma’, will be addressing Mumbaikars at her discourse on March 4 and 5, 2019.
During the two-day Brahmasthanam Festival at her Ashram in Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Amma will sing bhajans, conduct satsang and guide people in mediation and world-peace prayers. She will also bestow everyone with her darshan—a loving, motherly embrace through which she has blessed people throughout the world more than 3.9-crore times.
The inaugural function on March 4 will be attended by Mayor of Navi Mumbai Shri Jaywant Sutar, Navi Mumbai Commissioner of Police Shri Sanjay Kumar, Members of Legislative Assembly Shri Prashant Thakur and Smt Manda Mhatre.
Over the two days, thousands of Mumbaikars are expected to make the trip to the Mata Amritanandamayi Math in Nerul. While many will be those who have come for decades, many first-time devotees are expected as well. The programmes are part of the renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader’s Bharata Yatra, which she has undertaken annually since 1988.
“Our lives are meant to be born in love, to be lived in love, and to eventually end in love,” says Amma. “Tragically, even though most of us spend our lives in search of love, the majority die without ever finding it. In truth, love has no end; it is eternal and connects every aspect of creation—human beings with each other, with Nature, and with God. Thus, its effulgence is forever within us as our very essence. We just need to awaken to this truth.”
A devotee who regularly sees Amma when she comes to Mumbai is renowned actor Vidya Balan. She says, “Amma’s religion is the religion of love, and it is around this philosophy I am trying to lead my life. To me, Amma is Love Incarnate, the Universal Mother who cradles the world in her all-encompassing embrace.”
“I wouldn’t miss Amma’s programmes for the world,” says Jayesh Bhate from Mumbai, who met Amma in 1997. “Her embrace fills me with a deep sense of divine love, and her satsang uplifts me and inspires me to be the best version of myself that I can be—professionally, socially and as a family man.”