Born on October 9, 1940, to Mrs. Jayalakshmi and Mr. T.S. Ramachandran, Sri. Akka was no ordinary child. The divinity within her was first revealed by none other than the great saint, the “Paramacharya,” Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi, Jagadguru Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam, as the Power Incarnate of Sri Akhilandeswari of Thirvanaikovil.
From a very young age, she has tirelessly lent herself to consoling, comforting, and healing the thousands of people who come to her daily. She provides solace to restless, troubled minds. She patiently listens to all the outpourings of the needy who come to her and alleviates their grief… and that gentle smile never slips off her serene countenance.
She shares a special bond with every individual. She is a sister to one, a mother to another, a guru (teacher) to yet another, a friend to some…She is Everything to many. Thus she continues in her efforts to build a better world for everyone, especially the children who are the citizens of tomorrow, through various activities that stimulate their minds and delights their senses. She progresses towards the creating of this, her own “Utopia,” through the Krishna temple, Nandalala Seva Samithi and Nandalala Mission.
“Nothing is impossible” was the title of her first poem. That remains her philosophy in life. And with her beside us, nothing seems impossible. She is, indeed, a special person, our very own Akka — one in many…many in one R. K. Swami writes in the foreword of “Pranamamyaham”, as follows:
Sri Amma’s divine personality is so well established. We are indeed a blessed lot to be living around this time when She is in our midst. Most people know Her as a simple lady who is a friend, philosopher and guide to them. She leads a simple life, living with us as one of us.