Amrita Television, the 24-hour global Malayalam channel that re-defined the entertainment perspective of Malayalees, has completed a decade of successful journey.
This is a 5-minute discourse on life management based on teachings from scriptures, epics, lives of great men and women which can provide guidance to people and help them in making their minds stronger to face the vicissitudes of life . Since the messages are universal in nature the program is subtitled in English .
Literally meaning travelling with Amma , this program traces the travels of Mata Amritanandamayi across the world every year, w hich includes USA,Europe,Japan, Malaysia and recently China.The goal of these vists is to promote universal brotherhood among communities with a view to imbibing a spirit of sacrifice and service through humanitarian activities for the underprivileged across the world. During these annual global tours thousands of people from all nationalities come to partake which is captured by way of an episode telecast on Amrita TV . The program also carries clips of the major tourist attractions of each such destination from different countries around the world . Since the program has universal appeal, it is sub-titled in English
The broad objective of the program is to promote world peace and imbibe the spirit of service among peoples of the world which is the main mission of Mata Amritandandamayi, fondly known worldwide as Amma(Mother)The program opens with a brief thematic message from Mata Amritanandamayi which relates to actual issues faced by people in their lives .This message is replete with simple anecdotes and examples from day-to-day life to make it engrossing for one and all. Since the program cuts across barriers of community,religion and language, whatever is said in Malayalam is shown with English sub-titles so that people across the world can understand the meaning.
Sandhyadeepam describes the twilight period (sandhya) when thousands of traditional homes across communities light the lamp (de epam) of devotion to the Almighty. It is one of the longest running shows on Amrita TV and the programme comprises of varied segments that interpret the meanings of slokas from various Sanskrit kritis like Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatham, Lalitha Sahasranamam, Narayaneeyam etc. A scene showing ‘sandhya deeparadhana’ in a temple in Kerala is also the program’s highlight.
Amrita TV’s Bharatadarshanam, is a rejuvenating spiritual discussion on the Bhagavad Gita, interpreting the sacred verses and explore its relevance in the contemporary world. Though penned by Veda Vyas many millennia ago, its wisdom still holds true in today’s times, for its philosophy is universal and eternal and transcends the barriers of religion, geography and time. It is one of the longest running shows on Amrita TV starting its telecast on the very day the channel was launched into the viewer’s orbit in 2005. The presenter of the show is Sri.Thuravoor Vishwambharan, Prof of Malayalam and Indian Mythology at the Maharajah’s College.