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Sri Sakthi Amma

In order to save humanity from the vices and misery prevailing in the era of Kaliyug, and to rekindle the flame of devotion within their hearts, the divine manifestation of Goddess Sri Narayani descended upon Earth in the form of Sri Sakthi Amma. Ammas divine presence radiates love, compassion, and spiritual guidance, offering solace and salvation to countless souls seeking refuge in the divine embrace.

Sri Sakthi Amma's arrival on Earth marks a profound turning point in the spiritual landscape, where she embraces the role of a spiritual guru and guides humanity towards the path of devotion. With unwavering devotion and immense love for all beings, she spreads the message of universal peace, harmony, and spiritual awakening. Her divine presence transcends the boundaries of caste, creed, and religion, embracing every individual with open arms, igniting the flame of bakthi (devotion) within their hearts.

Sri Sakthi Narayani Amma, affectionately known as Amma, is an esteemed spiritual leader in India. With the aim of promoting love and wisdom throughout the world, Amma teaches that service to others is a path to inner peace and harmony.


In 1992, at the age of 16, Sri Sakthi Amma left the family home, in Vellore, to settle in the nearby rural village of Thirumalaikodi in Tamil Nadu, South India. There, at the foot of the Kailash Giri Hills, Sri Sakthi Amma established Sri Narayani Peedam and its mission:

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"To lead humanity on the spiritual path and to uplift the lives of those in need."

Sri Sakthi Amma Documentary

An introduction & insightful glimpse into the spiritual activities and social upliftment programmes of Sri Sakthi Amma, the creator of SRIPURAM ,the GOLDEN TEMPLE based entirely on sacred geometry (VASTHU) in Vellore, Tamil Nādu, India.

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A Holy Birth

Srimathi* Jyothiamma and Sri* Nandagopal were a devout couple from a humble background, steeped in the tenets of Vaishnavism (the worship of Vishnu) and living in the district of Vellore, South India.

When Srimathi Jyothiamma was pregnant with her second child, she had many visions about the baby she was expecting. Sages also revealed to her that she was carrying a divine child. The baby was born on Saturday, January 3rd, 1976. When the new-born was presented to Jyothiamma, the experience is described to have felt like a mystical vision. The infant was chubby beyond belief, with arms and legs covered in fleshy roll after roll, reminiscent of a painting of baby Krishna.

 

The dark skin of the child was, in the mother’s own words, ‘black, like midnight’ and had an amazingly luminous quality about it. The baby’s head was fully covered with thick, jet-black curly hair. He had an unusually strong and firm neck, unlike newborns, and was able to turn and control his head to gaze at all present.

It is described that an aura of radiant light was visible, shining around the child’s crown, while a vaishnavite naman (vertical red line down the middle of the forehead) was evident between the brows. On seeing the new-born for the very first time, the maternal grandfather blurted out, ‘This is no ordinary child. This infant is truly Lord Perumal!’ (a form of Lord Vishnu).There was also a short white line seen running vertically down the centre of the baby’s chest, as well as markings in the shape of shankha (conch) on the left shoulder and a chakra (wheel) on the right. All these signs were deemed convincing physical evidence of the holiness of this most extraordinary child, who was named Satish Kumar.

At age 16, Goddess Sri Narayani manifested her cosmic form in the body of Satish Kumar. This marked the moment that the persona of Satish Kumar was left behind and the Goddess Sri Narayani revealed Herself as Sri Sakthi Amma or Narayani Amma.

* Srimathi and Sri are honorific titles for a woman and a man in the Tamil language.

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In 1992, Sri Narayani Peedam (located in the village of Thirumalaikodi) became the headquarters for the materialisation of Amma’s vision. In a short period of time, Amma’s work had a profound and far-reaching impact on the area. The implementation of a multitude of projects alleviated the poverty of the local population, and even spread beyond the immediate region. Over the years, Amma transformed this tiny village into an important spiritual centre filled with seva (selfless service) dedicated to humanity and the environment.

Amma’s design is not simply limited to temple life. The construction of hospitals and schools soon followed, sweeping the small village area with a complete cultural  and environmental transformation. Amma’s holistic vision is designed to enhance every aspect of daily life, be it spiritual, medical, educational, vocational, environmental (including access to clean water) and cultural, providing thousands of job opportunities.

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Avatāra

In Hinduism, it is believed that Divinity manifests in human form  when the balance between good and evil in the world is disturbed. Such a  form is known as an avatara, a Sanskrit word describing a deliberate  descent or incarnation of the Divine to earth. The avatara descends in  order for humankind to ascend on the spiritual path. The avatara lives  amongst the people, guiding humankind, reducing suffering and restoring  dharma (righteous living) in the world.

Throughout  the yugas (ages or extended periods), many avataras have come to earth  when adharma (non- righteous ways of living) reaches its peak and the  Divine power no longer tolerates the level of evil actions. In previous  yugas, humanity has witnessed other avataras such as – Narasimha Avatara  (Satya Yuga); Rama Avatara (Thretha Yuga); and Krishna (Dwapara Yuga).

Sri Sakthi Amma is an avatara and is the first known  incarnation of the Goddess Narayani – the highest form of feminine  energy. In other cultures, Narayani is recognised as Quan Yin, Mother  Goddess, Mother Earth, Mother Nature and Divine Mother, to name a few.  Sri Sakthi Amma is lovingly known as ‘Amma’ – the word for ‘mother’ in  various Dravidian languages across South India.

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Goddess Narayani

Goddess Narayani represents the highest form of feminine energy. She is recognised as the Mother Goddess who birthed the whole universe. She is the provider of all life forms and is considered to have the power to create, preserve and destroy. Goddess Narayani embodies many qualities. Her three most important attributes are courage, wisdom, and prosperity /well-being. Sri Sakthi Amma has said that these qualities combined are what are needed most in the current age we live in. Courage, wisdom and prosperity are perfectly embodied in Goddess Narayani as the trinity of Durga, Saraswathi and Lakshmi. The aspects of nature represented by these three Goddesses are embodied together as the Goddess Narayani. Durga is the Goddess of inner strength, valour and courage. Saraswathi is the Goddess of wisdom expressed through education, the arts, culture, the written word, dance and music. Lakshmi is the Goddess of prosperity. In this context, prosperity refers to a holistic experience that includes well-being, peace of mind, the home, family, children, marriage, work, rainfall, food, good crops, and money.

In sacred texts, Goddess Narayani is seen as the female energy source out of which Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva were born. She is also perceived as the one with the power to flower the consciousness of all living beings, so that unity with the Divine may be achieved.

In 1992, Sri Narayani Peedam (located in the village of Thirumalaikodi) became the headquarters for the materialisation of Amma’s vision. In a short period of time, Amma’s work had a profound and far-reaching impact on the area. The implementation of a multitude of projects alleviated the poverty of the local population, and even spread beyond the immediate region. Over the years, Amma transformed this tiny village into an important spiritual centre filled with seva (selfless service) dedicated to humanity and the environment. Amma’s design is not simply limited to temple life. The construction of hospitals and schools soon followed, sweeping the small village area with a complete cultural and environmental transformation. Amma’s holistic vision is designed to enhance every aspect of daily life, be it spiritual, medical, educational, vocational, environmental (including access to clean water) and cultural, providing thousands of job opportunities.

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In 2007, Sri Sakthi Amma consecrated the Sripuram Golden Temple, which has become a spiritual oasis for people of all religions. 
The intention behind Sripuram is for each person to realise the purpose of their birth, inspiring them to transform into enlightened beings.

Sripuram, in addition to benefitting local communities, an equally important aspect of Sri Sakthi Amma’s vision is to inspire people from all over the world to share their blessings and inspirations in their local communities. Upon visiting Sripuram, many people have reported being greatly moved by their experiences of the Divine and the inner peace that follows. As a result, people have carried their individual transformations back to their communities to improve the lives of many. These initiatives include programmes to improve education, health, environment, cultural, spiritual and community well-being. These local and global programmes are all in harmony with Sri Sakthi Amma’s vision of alleviating poverty and suffering around the world.

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