Mata Amritanandamayi, is an Indian spiritual leader revered as a saint by her followers, who also know her as Amma, Ammachi or Mother.
She is widely respected for her humanitarianactivities and is known as the hugging saint. Mata Amritanandamayi was born Sudhamani in the small village of Parayakadavu, near Kollam, Kerala in 1953. Sudhamani was born to a fishing family of the Arayan caste.
Her schooling ended when she was nine, and she began to take care of her younger siblings and the family domestic work full-time. She is said to have had many mystical experiences as a child Since 1981, she has been teaching spiritual aspirants all over the world.
She founded a worldwide organization, the Mata Amritanandamayi Mission Trust, which is engaged in many spiritual and charitable activities. She addressed the United Nations General Assembly and was recognised as a universal mother figure.
Mata Amritanandamayi Math (also called M. A. Math).
Kollam Dt., Kerala
India 690 525
Phone : +91.476.2896399, +91.476. 2896378, +91.476. 2896399
Web : http://www.amritapuri.org/