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“The world should know that a life inspired by love and service to humanity is possible.”-AMMA

Spiritual Journey

About Amma

Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, known as Amma, has dedicated her life to spreading a message of peace, tolerance and compassion. Amma has traveled the world for more than 35 years, inspiring thousands to follow in her path of service to society. Accessible to one and all, she has embraced more than 40 million people worldwide, and inspired a global volunteer-based humanitarian movement to help alleviate the burden of the poor and suffering.


In one-on-one interactions, in her daily programs, and at international forums, Amma offers words of wisdom on the most pressing matters of our time. From climate change to terrorism, cross cultural tensions to poverty and women’s rights, Amma invites each of us to get involved in rebuilding a more caring society.

“Our efforts to remove hatred and indifference from the world begin by trying to remove them from our own mind.”

Humanitarian Leader

Throughout her life, Amma has demonstrated a relentless commitment to alleviating the pain of the poor and those suffering physically and emotionally.
The power of her personal example has given rise to a global network of humanitarian organizations known collectively as Embracing the World. 

Amma serves as Chair of M.A. Math, the India-based spiritual and humanitarian organization with Special Consultative Status to the United Nations. She is also the founder of the internationally acclaimed, humanitarian-focused Amrita Hospitals and Amrita University.