Sri Sak­thi Amma Sripu­ram / Sri Narayani Peedam

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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.

sak­thi­amma2-2Through­out 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 be­lieved to be 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.

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.

About Peedam

Sri Sak­thi Amma stays at the Sri Narayani Peedam, an in­sti­tu­tion that sits at the edge of a moun­tain named Kailasha Giri. It is lo­cated in Thiru­malaikodi (or Malaikodi), a small vil­lage near Vel­lore in South In­dia. It is sur­rounded by moun­tains and lush, scenic beauty. Thiru­malaikodi is lo­cated 150 km from Chen­nai and is equidis­tant from the two other very well known pil­grim­age towns of Thiru­pathi and Thiru­vana­malai. When linked by straight lines the three towns form a tri­an­gle.In Thiru­malaikodi sev­eral cen­turies ago, saints and sages per­formed in­tense penance for many years to the Uni­ver­sal Mother. They prayed for the Uni­ver­sal Mother to de­scend on the Earth to pro­tect cre­ation from the af­flic­tions of the Dark Age (Kaliyuga). The self­less prayers of the sages were re­ceived by the Mother who con­sented to in­car­nate in hu­man form on Earth.

Golden Tem­ple

Sripu­ram – The Golden Tem­ple was built in a short span of 7 years. It was in­au­gu­rated on Au­gust 24, 2007. The con­se­cra­tion cer­e­mony was wit­nessed by thou­sands of devo­tees. Since then, the tem­ple has at­tracted hun­dreds of thou­sands of devo­tees; of­ten breach­ing the 1 lakh mark on spe­cial oc­ca­sions. The tem­ple has also changed the face of Thirua­malaikodi vil­lage and the nearby town - Vel­lore. In the com­ing years, the tem­ple en­vis­ages to cre­ate a pos­i­tive in­flu­ence on the so­ci­ety and ul­ti­mately bring about a change.

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