Kerala’s own Spiritual leader and the hugging mother to the world at large, Mata Amritanandamayi has been selected for this year’s Janmashtami Prize by Balagokulam Balasamskara Kendra. This award is usually distributed as part of Balagokulam’s Janmashtami celebrations every year.
This award is in recognition for Amma’s messages which always highlights the love of Lord Krishna as well as Her emphasize on the significance of unconditional devotion for the spiritual upliftment of the society. Amma started serving the society for the past 50 years.
The award committee included Poet P Narayana Kurup, Bharathiya Vicharakendram Director P Parameswaran, Swami Chidananda Puri of Kolathur Adwaita Ashram, Pro. C.G Rajagopal, T.P Rajan Master and S Jayakrishnan.
The award was announced on 29th July 2014 by P Narayana Kurup, Prof C.G Rajagopal, S. Jayakrishnan, V. Harikumar, S.Jayakrishnan.
The previous award recipients include Smt. Sugathakumari Teacher, Yosufali Kechery, Mahakavi Akkitham, P.Parameswaran, P. Leela, K. S Chithra, Swami Chidananda Puri etc.
Award committee praised Amma’s efforts in awakening the society through bhakti marg. The award consists of Keerthi Mudra, Shilpa and Dakshina. The award will be presented at a function in September.