|| Sri Anandmayi Maa ||
Sri Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982) was one of the most influential spiritual luminaries of the Twentieth Century. Her devotees ranged from Prime Ministers and great Saints down to the simplest villagers, and people came from all over the world to simply see Her and sit in Her presence. Though virtually uneducated, She spoke with the authority of direct experience and captivated all with Her sweetness and power. To this day, Her presence and guidance is felt by those who turn to Her in prayer, and Her life is an inspiration to all who feel drawn to the spiritual Path.Many times in the history of the world, Divinity has manifested to bring light, guidance and inspiration to the human race.
In the midst of the large and busy city of Indore, is the quiet haven of Mata Anandamayi Peeth. The ashram is located at 18 Agra-Bombay Road, next to Mahatma Gandhi Medical College. The well-kept two acre plot contains three beautiful temples. The temple dedicated to Sri Anandamayi Ma is the heart of the ashram. In addition to the formal daily worship that is done here, all meet here every evening for devotional singing and prayers.
About eighty kilometers south of Indore is the ancient pilgrimage center of Lord Shiva called Omkareshwar. The site is actually an island in the middle of the holy Narmada River, which flows on both sides of it. In the main temple of the island is the venerated Shiva Lingam of Omkareshwar Mahadev, one of the twelve Jyoti Lingams that radiate Light and Blessing to the whole of India.Situated in the midst of the rugged beauty of rolling hills, the island offers nature lovers an abundance of plant and animal life.