Darshan by The Sea-Amma in Thiruvananthapuram

via amritapuri.org published on February 11, 2007

10 February 2007 — Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala







The waves were breaking just 50 feet from where Amma was giving darshan. Fishermen were hauling in their catches during bhajans. And the salty ocean air blew across the 40,000 people assembled for Amma’s program in Trivandrum all night long.


In fact it was Amma’s idea to hold the 2007 Trivandrum program in Sanka Mukham, a stretch of beach right near the international airport—a location famous for the annual ritual bathing of the Vishnu idol from the area’s ancient Padmanabhan Swami Temple.

Amma pranams to all

Amma was welcomed by Gauri Lakshmi Bhai, the Princess of Tranvancore, who mentioned how the land was considered sacred. “This is the place where Sri Padmanabhan takes the arattu [ritual bathing],” she said. The sweetness of motherhood, the bliss of peace, the spiritual consciousness, Oh, Mother, we welcome you.”






darshan by the sea

Amma began her satsang talking briefly about Padmanabhan—Lord Vishnu depicted reclining on Ananta Sayana, the serpent who is his eternal companion and resting place. “Talking about Padmanabhan is like talking about sugar,” Amma said. “It is sweet all around. He is lying down not to sleep, but to awaken you.”

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