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Kanye West is Quite Fascinated By Indian Spiritual Leader Mata Amritanandamayi... And Her Hugs

Kanye West loves hugs.

Anurag Verma | CNN-News18@kitAnurag

Updated:May 22, 2018, 2:27 PM IST
Kanye West is Quite Fascinated By Indian Spiritual Leader Mata Amritanandamayi... And Her Hugs
Image credits: File photo of Kanye West |Mata Amritanandamayi /
American Rapper Kanye West's Twitter account is a world of its own.

West, who re-emerged last month on Twitter after a year-long absence that followed a purported mental breakdown found himself on the receiving end of criticism after backing President Donald Trump.

And it was just the beginning. Earlier this month, West sparked fresh outrage on microblogging site when he called slavery "a choice."

West's Twitter account is back in news again, fortunately for him, this time it is for his random tweet on spiritual leader Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi or "Amma".

The rapper posted a photo of Amma accompanied with a caption "Amma Mata had given more than 32 million hugs". His earlier tweet read, "sometimes we all need hugs."

Amma, which means mother, is famous for the "healing power" of her hugs. As per her own website, Amma has blessed over 34 million people with her hugs.

Amma’s hugs and kisses should not be considered ordinary. When Amma embraces or kisses someone, it is a process of purification and inner healing. Amma is transmitting a part of Her pure, vital energy into Her children. It also allows them to experience true, unconditional Love. When Amma holds someone it can help to awaken the dormant spiritual energy within them, which will eventually take them to the ultimate goal of Self-realization. — Amma

According to a report in BBC, Amma once hugged 40,000 people in the Malaysian city of Penang over a period of 20 hours without taking a break.
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