Amritabhaasha - Learn Malayalam!

A Dialogue with Amma & Devi Bhajan Lyrics

Self-paced with live sessions

Start the course with a dialogue with Amma! You tell Amma that you are learning Malayalam bhajan lyrics, and she is so happy! Then, understand the lyrics and imbibe the spiritual teachings of four of Amma’s Malayalam bhajans based on four different forms of the Divine Goddess.

Learn the lyrics with a focus on meaning, pronunciation and grammar, through interactive Zoom classes focused on both Malayalam and spiritual principles. Enjoy satsangs with disciples and cultural lessons on stories and traditions connected to Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali.

This course consists of a dialogue with Amma and the study of four of Amma’s bhajans in Malayalam. Students will be able to learn and understand the lyrics focusing on meaning, pronunciation, and grammar. We will also explore the various stories and traditions connected with Amma and the goddesses Durga, Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswati, along with their spiritual significance and symbolism.

We offer two live video classes for each lesson over Zoom, the first on culture and spiritual principles, and the second on the Malayalam lyrics. There are two time choices, one convenient for the USA and one for EU, AUS & ASIA-PAC.

5 lesson units.
10 live sessions.

Open to all levels of experience.
1-year access upon enrollment.

Understand Amma’s mother tongue through Malayalam bhajans. Intensify your sadhana and feel connected!

Includes basics of Malayalam, informative culture lessons & music videos.

$150 USD

Course Details

  • Enrollment is open!

    The first week of pre-recorded, self-paced materials are accessible starting October 17th. You can enroll now to secure your spot. We will email you when materials are viewable on your student dashboard.

  • Open to Everyone

    Our course is specifically designed for newcomers. No Malayalam experience required. Basics of Malayalam lesson included. Learn at your own pace with one-year access.

  • Five themed lesson units

    Each lesson is a visual and musical treat, with beautiful slides displaying the content and embedded audio to practice. The lessons also contain recordings of each Zoom lecture, worksheets, a video of Amma singing the lesson’s bhajan, guest satsangs by disciples, bhajan practice recordings and more! View syllabus.

  • Ten Interactive Lectures on Zoom

    Learn and practice along with your instructor and classmates in a supportive environment through two Zoom lectures per lesson. The first lecture covers culture and spiritual principles related to the bhajan and its deity, the second is based on the Malayalam lyrics. There are small group interactions in breakout rooms, chances to practice pronunciation, and Q&A sessions.

  • Live session schedule

    Flexible timing! We offer two different time slots for the Zoom lectures. There is an option suitable for the USA as well as Internationals. Recordings will be posted to the course if you cannot attend live.

    View live session schedule.

  • Coaching & Study buddies

    Join up with like-minded individuals in optional study groups to practice both listening and speaking. This is a great way to come together and connect to our beloved Amma!

    Receive direct, personal guidance through email coaching with the instructor and support team. Email and we will be happy to assist you.

Deepen Your Bhajan Sadhana

With Amma’s blessings, we hope to send you some of the sweetness of Amma’s Love and Wisdom.

Amma’s bhajans are a treasure trove of spiritual wisdom. They not only help the devotee develop Bhakti or longing for God, but also encapsulate the scriptural teachings on God, devotion, the nature of the world, life and liberation. To sing a bhajan from the heart is to pray, to commune, to invoke the divine. Amma says when you sing a bhajan knowing the meaning of each word, you can sing with enjoyment. Your spiritual practice is incredibly enhanced. Inspired by Amma’s ethereal singing, this course attempts to help you understand the infinite beauty and significance of Amma’s Malayalam bhajans.

"Children, sing from the depth of your hearts. Let your heart melt in prayer. The joy of singing the Lord’s name is unique. Leave aside all shyness and open your heart to God."

- Amma

What Amritabhaasha Students Are Saying

Connecting with Amma

Amritabhaasha: Learn Bhajan Lyrics

My favorite part was the teacher's energy. Whatever she would teach I would join, because she makes it interesting and sweet. Through everything she connects us with Amma, and I am more than grateful for that. Big thanks to all the crew and the most to the great teacher.

Love and Grace

Amritabhaasha: Learn Bhajan Lyrics

Thank you for letting Amma work through you all in such a wonderful way. It all feels very personal, and I would have never thought this possible with online lessons. Amma is really with us and showering Her Love and Grace upon us during the whole of the course.

Understanding on a New Level

Amritabhaasha: Learn Bhajan Lyrics

It was very interesting to hear more deeply about the different deities—many new things came up. Quite new emotions came up when singing bhajans and the deities could be understood on a new level. To learn Malayalam this way was very good.

A Happy Camper!!!

USA / Americas
Amritabhaasha: Learn Bhajan Lyrics

The course (with Amma, of course) seemed to infuse my day, inform my thought patterns, inspire my desires, instruct my actions.... and just made me a happy camper!!! I love you all!

Amritabhaasha is a devotional experience.

Weave learning lyrics of Amma's Malayalam bhajans into your spiritual practice.

Syllabus for Self-Paced Lesson Materials

This course is divided into five lessons. Each lesson contains a thematic unit and two live sessions. After the second live session of a particular unit, the next lesson's self-paced materials will become available. Lessons are posted to your dashboard in the "Amritabhaasha: Learn Devi Bhajan Lyrics" learning track.

Lesson Date Accessible
Orientation Materials Mon, Oct 17
1. Dialogue with Amma Mon, Oct 17
2. Durga Mon, Nov 7
3. Lakshmi Mon, Nov 21
4. Saraswati Mon, Dec 19
5. Kali Mon, Jan 23

Live Session Schedule*

Please choose the time that suits you best.

Live Sessions are conducted over Zoom as interactive video conference calls. Group 1 timings are generally suitable for the USA and Americas. Group 2 timings are generally suitable for Europe, Asia & Australia. Group 2 is abbreviated as EU - ASIA - AUS. 

Calls are conducted live from Amritapuri on Friday morning (Group 1), and Saturday afternoon (Group 2).

General Timings
Group 1 - USA: Thursday evening

Group 2 - Asia: Saturday afternoon
Group 2 - Europe: Saturday late morning
Group 2 - Australia: Saturday evening 

Recordings will be posted to the platform if you cannot attend live. Times are listed in India Standard Time (IST). Click on "Find your local time" to see this IST converted to your local time zone.

Please note in the first few weeks of class, Europe and USA change their clocks for Autumn. The timings may change in your home location. Please use the links provided to help find the right time.

*Schedule may be prone to changing

Group 1: USA
(scroll down for Group 2: EU - ASIA - AUS)

Topic Date  Time (IST)
Local Time
Orientation Oct 21 6:30 - 7:30am Local time
Amma - Cultural Oct 28 6:30 - 8am
Amma - Language Nov 4 6:30 - 8am
Durga - Cultural Nov 11 6:30 - 8am
Durga - Language Nov 18 6:30 - 8am
Lakshmi - Cultural Dec 9
6:30 - 8am
Lakshmi - Language Dec 16 6:30 - 8am Local time
Saraswati - Cultural Jan 13 6:30 - 8am
Saraswati - Language Jan 20 6:30 - 8am
Kali - Cultural Feb 17 6:30 - 8am
Kali - Language Feb 24 6:30 - 8am
Closing Ceremony Mar 11 9-10pm Local time

Group 2: EU - ASIA - AUS

Topic Date  Time (IST)
Local Time
Orientation Oct 22 14:30 - 15:30 Local time
Amma - Cultural Oct 29
12:30 - 14:00
Amma - Language Nov 5
12:30 - 14:00
Durga - Cultural Nov 12
12:30 - 14:00
Durga - Language Nov 19
12:30 - 14:00
Lakshmi - Cultural Dec 10
12:30 - 14:00
Lakshmi - Language Dec 17
12:30 - 14:00
Saraswati - Cultural Jan 14
12:30 - 14:00
Saraswati - Language Jan 21
12:30 - 14:00
Kali - Cultural Feb 11
12:30 - 14:00
Kali - Language Feb 18
12:30 - 14:00
Closing Ceremony Mar 11 21:00 - 22:00 Local time

No prior Malayalam experience needed.

Basics of Malayalam included. Open to all students interested in learning Malayalam, bhajans, Indian culture & spiritual principles.

Meet Your Instructor

Amritapushpa N.

Amritapushpa is a native Malayalam speaker who speaks multiple languages. She volunteers her time and experience in service to Amma and her devotees, and teaches the Amritabhaasha Malayalam courses at Amrita Virtual Academy.

Feel Amma’s Love no matter where you are! Join us for an exclusive opportunity to learn Malayalam through bhajan lyrics online from Amritapuri.

Our Enrollment Process

  • Create an Account

    Create an account with Amrita Virtual Academy. It is free to do so. Afterwards, you can enroll in any of our programs using your Amrita Virtual Academy log-in ID.

  • Secure Check-out

    Enroll using our secure, encrypted payment system. We support most international credit cards through Stripe and PayPal. Prices are in USD.

  • After Enrollment

    Check your e-mail for a welcome letter and sign in to your Amrita Virtual Academy account.

  • Visit Your Student Dashboard

    All program content is hosted on the Amrita Virtual Academy e-learning platform. Simply visit your Student Dashboard.

  • Follow the Schedule

    Join us for the live sessions or catch the replays. As new pre-recorded content releases each month, it will post to your Student Dashboard.

  • Enjoy Your Program!

    You have 1 year to enjoy this program. Stream anytime from computer, mobile or tablet without limit. The timing is flexible and self-paced.

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