Matha Amrithanandamayi Ashram

The Amritanandamayi Ashram located in Amrithapuri near Vallikavu is one of the most frequented pilgrimage destinations in Kerala, South India. Conveniently located the Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram is well connected by road and boat to the important Kerala towns and cities Popularly referred to as the Mata Amritanandamayi Math by devotees, this ashram in Amrithapuri has a beautiful temple and arranges for more than seven hundred devotees to stay at a time.

The main deity that is worshipped at the temple located at the Amritanandamayi Ashram is the Goddess Kali. The main reason why this deity is given special preference while meditating at the Amritanandamayi Ashram is because it is believed that Goddess Kali helps us to get rid of our egos, that is perhaps the greatest impediment to eternal peace and happiness.

Devotees who choose to stay at the Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram follow a rigorous routine that is a part of the Ashram’s way of life. The stunning locales and peaceful environment in combination with regular meditation works wonders for tired souls.

Kayankulam (12 km north of Amritapuri) and Karunagapally (10 km south) are the closest towns to reach. Small auto-rickshaws can bring you to Amritapuri premises as explained above Vallickavu village to the Ashram.) There are also regular buses from Kayankulam Railway Station (KYJ) to the foot of the Amrita Setu bridge.
The two closest airports are in Trivandrum (110 km south of Amritapuri) and in Cochin (140 km north). {International visitors may order an ashram taxi to pick you up at the airport or from a hotel in Cochin or Trivandrum by completing the online form here. } If you have not ordered a taxi in advance, at the airport you may go to the “Airport Taxi Service” counter and ask for a prepaid taxi to “Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram” at Amritapuri. The journey from Trivandrum takes about three hours and the cost for a non-A/C car is about Rs. 1,600. From Cochin, the journey takes about four hours and costs about Rs.2,400. (as on Sep 2008) You can ask to come by the “Beach Road” from Karunagappally. This road crosses the backwaters by a road bridge and brings you directly into the ash
Railway Station:
The Kottayam railway station is located besides the KSRTC bus stand nearly 2 kilometers away and through which the town is connected to all major cities in South India and rest of the India.

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