a child, Amma participated eagerly in Pujas and Yagnas (Religious
Ceremonies) and would insist on visiting temples and prayer
sessions on a daily basis. In primary school, Amma had a profound
interest only in spiritual life, and participated in Pujas and
Bhajans daily. On many occasions, Amma would be absent from
school and would be found on temple premises or at places where
religious activities were being conducted. By the time Amma
was sixteen Amma was known to have the gift of performing miracles
the way to a temple one day, Amma was sitting in a bus by
the window, gazing towards the sky. Suddenly a ray of energy
traveled from Amma into the sky and took the form of Goddess
Narayani (as shown in the photo below).
Goddess Narayani was dressed in
white, adorned with 'Sanku '(Conch) in the left hand, 'Chakra'
(Wheel) in the right, a Lotus Flower in the third and the
fourth held up in the blessing posture. After the form was
revealed, it disappeared and the ray of energy returned to
Usually experiences of energy come
from outside of the body and enter the body, but it must be
distinctly noted here that it went out from within Amma and
returned after a form had been revealed. This signified that
the time had come to disclose to mankind that an "Avatar"
(Divine being) had been born.
On May 8th, 1992, Amma proclaimed
to the village that Amma is Goddess Narayani who has descended
on earth. Amma showed extraordinary Siddhis (Miraculous Powers).
Amma asked the landlady to close and open her eyes. The landlady
did so, and what a surprise she had! She did not see Amma
in front of her but instead she saw the Goddess Narayani with
The Goddess in Amma spoke, “Whenever
Dharma declines and Adharma rises, I take birth in the world.
Now I am born here as Narayani”. "My Name is Sakthi
Amma". "Amma" (Mother) is the name now fondly
used by all Amma devotees. Amma is also referred to as Sri
Narayani Amma. Amma is the 'Avatar' of Goddess Narayani who
possesses the combined Sakthi of Goddesses Lakshmi, Durga
Many miracles followed and many
people came daily to receive Amma's Darshan (blessings), Prasadhams
of Kungumam, Vibuthi, Fruits & Flowers and to get remedies
for their problems and ailments. As the congregation grew,
a Peedam was established around Amma. Miracles alone are not
Sri Narayani Amma’s mission.
Amma's pujas, service, discourses
etc. are all done to elevate people into the realms of spirituality.
To raise humanity into Godliness is Amma's goal and Amma does
this everyday. Amma now travels to different parts of the
world spreading Amma's message and guiding mankind on the
spiritual path. Amma's miracles and prophecies continue to
alleviate people’s sufferings.
Namam: Pertaining to Amma it is called "
SRI SHOORANAM" meaning MAHALAKSHMI the Goddess of Prosperity.
It is customary to chant God's name and apply either vibuthi
or kumkum or both. Some apply it as three lines horizontally
across the forehead with vibuthi or in a U shape with vibuthi
and a red (Kumkum) line in the centre. The significance of
the Namam is that God is with you and you will always think,
say and do the right thing. “Good Thoughts, Good Words
and Good Actions”.