Fondly known as Amma, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi is widely regarded as one of India’s foremost spiritual leaders. Chosen as one among the 50 most powerful female religious leaders by ‘The Huffington Post’, here are some rare facts about her:
Out of six, she is the third child of Sugunanandan and Damayanti.
As part of her daily chores, Amma would gather food scraps from her neighbors to feed her family’s cows and goats, and was agonized due to intense poverty.
Because her family was poor, Amma was constantly scolded and punished for her acts but she continued comforting people in their sorrows.
Responding to her affectionate love and caring, people then began to call her Amma.
In addition to this, the organization in the US has provided soup kitchens and hot showers for the homeless, books and hospital visits for prison inmates, and support for victims of domestic violence.
She pledged to donate money to improve the sanitation condition in the state of Kerala.
He then rushed at Amma with a knife but was overpowered by her disciples. It was later said that Pavithran was of unstable mind and hence tried to attack Amma.