Amritapuri is the main Ashram of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the world-renowned spiritual master, also called hugging saint. She is also known by Amma, which means 'Mother' in many Indian languages. This place is also the International Headquarters of Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
Amritapuri is the living example of the ancient Indian ideal “the whole world is one family” (vasudhaiva kutumbakam). Here you will find people from all parts of the world — speaking different languages and having different customs and religions — all living under one roof. In their quest for the meaning of life, each has forgotten their differences and become a child of Amma.
When people come to Amritapuri Ashram for the first time, they are almost always surprised—a remote fishing village on a small island cradled between the backwaters and the Arabian Sea has become the centre of a silent spiritual revolution.