In The Media
Amma has been quietly gaining a reputation for her outreach over the course of 30 years. Only in recent years has the world press begun to take notice of her efforts, with glowing stories in prestige media, including TV, print, and radio. This section represents a small cross section of radio and online news articles.
Articles about Amma in Yoga magazine
Two articles about Amma feature in separate editions of Yoga Journal magazine. "Amma Embraces the World .... Again and Again" appeared in the January 2014 issue and a page on Embracing the World appears in the March 2014 issue under the journal's Charity section. The articles were written by Joolz Aparna Lewis and Meredith Flanagan.
Amrita TV a television channel inspired by AmmaAmrita TV is a 24 - hour Malayalam Satellite channel, established in 2005, with the mission of delivering vibrant, youthful, value-oriented television entertainment, for the entire family. Amrita TV bagged 15 Kerala State Television Awards in its very first year of operation.
Sign up to Amrita TV for ashram broadcastsThe regular slots are: AMRITAVARSHAM on Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm & 11.30pm. These are live recordings of Amma’s satsangs for five minutes followed by a bhajan and a talk from Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri (altogether 30 mins).
AMRITAMGAMAYA. Five-minute talks by various swamis on Monday to Friday lunchtimes at 1.30pm.
Sunday Times (Sri Lanka):
BBC links:BBC News:
December 2007: A Hug From Amma
October 2007: Film Award honours "Hug Guru"
The Daily Express
January 2008: How the Hugging Saint brings love to the world
August 2007: I'm the healing hugger
August 2007: Spiritualist to promote peace and harmony
October 2008: Amol Rajan: Now I'm one of the 30 million hugged by Amma
October 2008: India's hugging saint embraces a military target
October 2006 : The woman who has embraced 25 million around the world
October 2008: Hugging saint' treats stressed Indian soldiers
The Daily Telegraph
November 2011: The Daily Telegraph: The Mother of all Huggers
November 2011: Daily T'graph Video link: 'Hugging saint' shares her love with Telegraph reporter
November 2006: We meet Big Hugger
November 2011:The hug guru has cuddled 30 million people
Mirror.co.uk: Meet the hugging saint who has cuddled 20 million people
The Asian Network
November 2010: Asian Network Interview (download and play in Window Media Player)
News week: Amma in photo highlights from 'In Gods Name' documentary
November 2011: 'Hugging Saint' Amma to embrace hundreds at Alexandra Palace
Embracing the human condition
'Hugging saint' embraces up to 10,000 at RDS over two days
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