Friday, July 7, 2006
She's back for more hugs.
Amma "The Hugging Saint" will return to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough on July 18-24.
Last year, thousands took numbers and waited for hours in the center to hug the South Indian mystic. Followers say her hugs -- usually accompanied with a shower of flower petals -- transmit her healing power.
She has great endurance, too. During last year's visit, she embraced more than 3,000 people in a single day.
-- Meg Woolhouse