Actor Vidya Balan visited Mata Amritanandamayi Ashram at Nerul, Navi Mumbai on the occasion of the Brahmasthanam Festival.On the occasion, actor Vidya Balan along with Amma distributed sarees to the ladies of Ransai village in Panvel District, which is one of the 101 villages adopted by Amma.
The actor is an ardent devotee of Amma and has been attending her discourses for the past several years. She said I have been an ardent devotee of Amma since I was a child, and her way to dealing with situation through love has always fascinated me. Often I used to wonder as to why so many people throng to hear her in large numbers, but later I realised that devotees are bowled over by her simplicity and love. Ammas religion is the religion of love, and it is around this philosophy I am trying to lead my life. To me, Amma is Love Incarnate, the Universal Mother who cradles the world in her all-encompassing embrace.