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Reflections of Amma Devotees in a Global Embrace

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ISBN-10: 0520281144

ISBN-13: 9780520281141

Edition: 2014

Authors: Amanda J. Lucia

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Globally known as Amma, meaning Mother, Mata Amritanandamayi has developed a massive transnational humanitarian organization based in hugs. She is familiar to millions as the “hugging saint,” a moniker that derives from her elaborate darshan programs wherein nearly every day 10,000 people are embraced by the guru one at a time, events that routinely last 10-20 hours without any rest for her. Although she was born in 1953 as a low caste girl in a southern Indian fishing village, today millions revere her as guru and goddess, a living embodiment of the divine on earth.Reflections of Amma focuses on communities of Amma’s devotees in the United States, showing how they endeavor to mirror their…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 3/14/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English