Mata Amritanandamayi Devi – The hugging saint

A young woman from a poor family in Kerala, who battled great odds to become India`s `hugging saint`, is turning 60, and the event is set to draw a sea of devotees and VIPs, including Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate.

Narendra Modi in Kerala: ‘India can be Vishwa Guru again’

Speaking on the occasion of the 60th birthday celebrations of Mata Amritanandmayi Devi, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate expressed confidence that India will soon regain its rightful place as Vishwa Guru (teacher of the world).