Obtaining Darshan of Amma and Bhagavan
Amma and Bhagavan are not available for darshan (for a personal
meeting or interview) to the general public. However, Amma
primarily and Bhagavan very rarely do give darshan to earnest
devotees. Earnest devotees are those who have a real thirst
for spirituality and who do not already have a Guru and are
therefore seeking a living Guru. Neither Amma nor Bhagavan are
interested in meeting people who are merely guru-shopping or
comparing Gurus. They view this as a waste of their and the
seeker's time. Further, if a devotee already had the good
fortune of coming in contact with and of obtaining the darshan
of a self-realized Guru, and therefore has a special
connection with and devotion to that Guru, both Amma and
Bhagavan encourage the devotee to continue to be devoted to
such a Guru, and not seek to switch Gurus.
Genuine seekers desiring
the darshan of Amma and Bhagavan should first obtain permission
to meditate at the gate of their residence in Tiruvannamalai.
Such meditation is allowed only between 9 am and 10 am.
Seekers can come during that hour and obtain permission to
meditate. They can also ask about leaving a letter for Amma at
that time. Amma or Bhagavan may choose to give darshan to some
of the devotees meditating at the gate. Amma and Bhagavan
discourage seekers who desire their darshan from contacting
other devotees for that purpose.