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One year anniversary of the Inauguration of Mariamma


On Sunday, Sai Maa Brahmacharis Shree Devi and Anantananda Das, and members of the Sai Maa Albany community performed a ceremony to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the installation of Mariamma in her temple in upstate New York. Mariamma is a 10-foot black granite murti (living statue) that embodies and radiates the healing power of the Universal Mother.

She was gifted to Sai Maa in 2001 by Sri Sri Sri Tiruchi Mahaswamigal, also known as Apaji, to offer healing blessings for the United States. On September 3, 2016, Sai Maa presided over the puja and yagya ceremonies offered to inaugurate Mariamma’s new temple at the Bodhivastu Retreat Sanctuary in Big Indian, New York.

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