A full moon occurs in Sidereal Libra on Monday, 30 April 2018. This Vaishakha full moon day falls in the pre-winter season in India is known as Hemanta. Vaishaka Purnima is very significant day as it coincides with the festival Vesak, Buddha Poornima and Theravadin New Year, a three day celebration of the Buddhist faith.
An Address given by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi on the occasion of A GLOBAL PEACE INITIATIVE OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LEADERS at Palais des Nations, UN, Geneva 7 October, 2002.
Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known as Ammachi or Mother (or the Hugging Saint in the world’s media) was born 27 September in a small fishing village in Kerala, South India. Named Sudhamani, she was the third child in family of 8 children. Her early life was punctuated with intense devotion to Lord Krishna, right from very young age.