Select Page

COVID-19 / Amma’s Guidance During These Challenging Times

Amma’s Message about Covid-19 Pandemic and Unity – June 2020

Amma’s Divine Message – May 2020

The following is a translation of a letter written in Telugu by Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi where she explains the reason for our current challenging times and the possible remedies.

Sri Mathrudevi Vishwashanthi Ashram,
International Headquarters – ‘Sri Puram’,
Penchalakona, Nellore, Dist.,
Andhra Pradesh 524 414, India

May 2020


Embodiment of Divine Souls, Amma’s most beloved children, I love you so much from the bottom of my heart children.

How are you all doing? People all around the world are confined and are not allowed to leave their homes. This is a situation which has never happened in the past but as we had previously discussed. In the year 2020 due to “Gruha bandana yogam” (*) we all are facing this “stay-at-home” situation all around the world. In the year 2020 we have four Kala Sarpa Doshams (**) which is why people all around the world are facing all kinds of problems. One of the Kala Sarpa Doshams is Kala Bandana Yogam which is what we all are experiencing. Kala Bandana Yogam ties humans in such a way that they are unable to do anything even like a simplest thing such as going to the temple. Everywhere around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic there is so much suffering, untimely death, sickness and unemployment.

To eliminate this coronavirus pandemic there is mention of a special puja in the scriptures. This special puja will start on May 7th Vaisakha Purnima (Full moon day) and will continue for 5 days. At the ashram (Manidweepa Maha Samsthanam) in front of Sri Shankar Bhagwan, we will install a large Trishulam (Trident) and will place 108 deepams around it which are made from clay, vibhuthi, chandanam, saffron, Kasturi (musk) and mixed with Ganga water. For the five faces of Lord Shiva (Panchamukhi lingam), we will use five colors yellow, red, green, white and rose color wicks and five varieties of oils to light the 108 deepam lamps. This special puja will begin on May 7th Vaisakha Purnima with Sri Ekadasha Rudra Maharudra Yagam. People with special requests can participate in this special puja. The Maha Sankalpam for this special puja is to eradicate disease and suffering in the world.

All the sufferings, disease, problems, troubles around the world are offered to Lord Rudra in this Ekadasha Rudra Maharudra Yagam as an offering. This special puja is performed to destroy all the sufferings from the world. At the auspicious time when the 108 deepam are lit it is known as “Deepa Prajwalitha Yogam” and special sankalpam will be done to eradicate sufferings around the world.

Even though the whole of India is suffering due to the “Kala Bandana Yogam” the daily pujas are still being performed in Tirumala and all other temples from Kasi to Kanyakumari. The Thrissur Pooram festival celebrated in Kerala for past 6 centuries did not happen due to the lockdown. Due to Kala Bandana Yogam there is total silence around the country, people are suffering being confined in their homes and due to unemployment, many people have monetary problems as well.

To overcome all these above problems, chant the following mantra daily 108 times. By chanting this mantra all the problems can be destroyed.

II Om Durga Uma Lalitha Bhavanye Namah II

Children do not ever forget that you may face many obstacles and sufferings in your life but there is always an opportunity available to win over all these sufferings. I am always here for you, do not be scared but be brave! I am reading every letter you are sending to me; be brave everything will be fine.


With Motherly Affection,
Amma Karunamayi


* Gruha bandana yogam in Vedic astrology is a planetary affliction that basically indicates being placed under restraint, arrest, capture, detention, confinement, imprisonment, bondage, incarceration and the like, on account of circumstances beyond one’s control or by opponents or by concerned authorities for no reason or on criminal charges for infringement law or by placing restrictions on freedom for political reasons.

** There are many yogas and doshas in the Vedic astrology. If all planets are positioned between Rahu (the planet that ends harmful effects) and Ketu (the planet that poses threats) then it is called “Kala Sarpa Dosha” and it is a very malefic dosha in most cases. In some cases it has the power to be beneficial.

Special 5 Day Lord Shiva Puja Sponsorship

If you would like to sponsor the special puja which Amma has discussed above click on the button below for more details.

Note: This special puja commences the morning of May 7 at Amma’s Penusila ashram in India. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions prasadam will not be distributed. Thank you for your understanding. Sponsorship ends on May 6, at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time.


Watch Amma’s video on Coronavirus

Posted March 23


The following is a translated excerpt of a letter written in Telugu by Her Holiness Amma Sri Karunamayi where she explains the reason for our current challenging times and the possible remedies.

Sri Mathrudevi Vishwashanthi Ashram,
International Headquarters – ‘Sri Puram’,
Penchalakona, Nellore, Dist.,
Andhra Pradesh 524 414, India

March 2020


2020 is the beginning of not only a new decade, but a new astrological era. The year 2020 is a threshold to cross, a pause between the way it has been and the way it will be, necessitating a confrontation with all the difficult challenges in need of a remedy within civilization.

These huge changes will be in the physical body, health, career, partnerships and/or family. This is also a phase where thousands of people globally are house-bound known as GRUHA BANDHANA YOGAM for an indefinite period of time.

How can we all overcome and protect ourselves from any future disasters and calamities?

To set an order for stability and peace of the five planets, Surya (Sun) , Chandra (Moon), Angaraka (Mars), Buddha (Mercury) and Brihaspati (Jupiter) on all individuals, it is highly recommended to take sankalpa to have Rudra abhishekam performed twice a day on these 4 days, namely, Monday, Tuesday Saturday and Sunday for a period of 41 days (optional).


Benefits of performing the Rudra Abhishekam

Those blessed individuals that perform or sponsor this elaborate Rudra abhishekams will receive blessings to destroy lifetimes of karma while promoting longevity, prosperity, good mental health and spiritual elevation including negative karma, unfavorable astrological influences and much more.

  • Chanting RUDRA TRISATI with 300 Bilva leaves after offering the Harati, envelopes us and prevents negativity from entering our hearts and homes. This is also an excellent time to chant Sri Mrityunjaya Mantra for healing any kind of disease or health problem.


Goddess Durga Devi Puja for Ultimate Protection

The Grahas or Planets are divided into two groups, according to their general auspiciousness and inauspicious nature. Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are known as Benefic or ‘Saumya’ planets while Sun, Saturn, Mars, Rahu and Ketu are classified as Malefic or ‘Krura’ planets.


Kala Sarpa Dosha

  • In Vedic Astrology, Kala Sarpa is an inauspicious Yoga, or Dosha, Kala means Time and Sarpa means serpent.
  • In Astrology Rahu and Ketu are known as great serpent. Rahu is known as the Mouth of the Serpent and Ketu is the rest of the Body.
  • When all the planets including the Lagna are confined within Rahu and Ketu, it is known as Kala Sarpa Dosha or Kala Sarpa Yoga.
  • If the planets are moving towards Ketu, it is Kala Sarpa Yoga and if the planets are moving towards Rahu, it is Kala Sarpa Dosha.
  • These planetary influences may either be harmful or beneficial, to you at some point of your life.


Kala Sarpa Dosha effects

Most of the Kala Sarpa effects are negative, while few can be positive as well. The planets Rahu or Ketu can bring sudden positive changes in one’s life, which can happen overnight or within a short span of time. At the same time, these effects will also vanish away quickly. Both Rahu and Ketu are karmic planets who impact your life according to your karma.

So when Rahu enters the Arudra (Ardra) nakshatra (birth star), it can bring about the following impacts.

  • Global pollution
  • Worsening of health and death
  • Mental unrest
  • House arrest/confinement- (Gruha Bandhana Yogam)
  • Downfall or failure in politics
  • Separation or divorce from the life partner
  • Imprisonment or destruction of kingdom
  • Serious accidents
  • Loss of wealth and poverty


Effective Remedial Pujas

  • Goddess Durga Devi is the Reigning Goddess for Rahu.
  • Goddess Durga Devi is the eternal and supreme primordial energy that exists beyond time. She is Maha Shakti, and energy that pervades everything in the world.
  • To remove all the negativity of Saturn (Shani) and Mars (Mangal/Kuja) and for ultimate protection of the entire universe, Chandi Sapta Sati Parayanam needs to be performed. Sponsor to participate in this Puja to receive great benefits.
  • The all powerful 700 slokas will be chanted to invoke Goddess Durga Devi. The worship of Divine Mother Durga Devi confers inconceivably wonderful grace and blessings. Wonderful benefits are attained from worshiping Goddess Durga Devi with the many different sacred items.
  • Navagraha Shanti Pooja is being performed every day. Sponsor to participate in this puja to receive Blessings in abundance.


Purna Kalasa Udaka Shanti Puja with Chaturveda Mantras

(Vedic hymns from all four vedas) will be performed and offered at a crucial time as now to prevent:

  • Untimely death and loss of a member
  • Mental unrest and health
  • Separation or divorce from the life partner
  • Imprisonment or destruction of kingdom
  • Serious accidents
  • Loss of wealth and poverty


II Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu II

Amma Sri Karunamayi


Protection, Removal of Fear, Healing & Well Being Sponsorships

Special Pujas & Homa Sponsorships

Based on Amma’s recommendations the following pujas and homas are now available for sponsorships.

Note: Please allow a minimum of 24 hours for the selected sponsorship date selected. Prasadam will not be distributed at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Rudra Abhishekam
  • Mrutyunjaya Homa
  • Chanti Saptasati Parayanam
  • Kala Sarpa Dosha Puja
  • Navagraha Shanti Puja
  • Purna Kalasam Udaku Shanti Puja with Chaturveda Mantras


Focused Offerings at Amma’s Book Store