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Monthi Feast 2019 celebration in Karunamaya Ashram

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September 8 which is celebrated as the Nativity of Mother Mary was celebrated at Karunamaya Ashram. Everybody enjoyed a sumptuous vegetarian meal on banana leaves and it was quite a joyous occasion for all – the team members, guests and inmates. May God bless Karunamaya Ashram and may they continue to help the needy and downtrodden.

Lions Club Balmatta members visit Karunamaya Ashram

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Karunamaya Ashram was elated by the visit of members of Lions Club Balmatta. Their donation of rice is truly a blessing to the inmates at the Ashram. May God bless them for lending a helping hand to the needy.

Karunamaya truly a blessing to Mangalore

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The needy of the streets can find solace in Karunamaya’s tender loving care.

Karunamaya Ashram has visitors.

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SVP members of Kulshekar Parish visited Karunamaya ashram Permai. It was such a joy to have them. The inmates at Karunamaya were blessed by their donations. For charitable trusts like Karunamaya, such acts of kindness by people around really makes a difference in their functioning and enables them to cater to the needs of the inmates. God bless the SVP members of Kulshekar Parish for their gracious hearts.

Karunamaya Ashram opens its arms to a needy man while other NGOs refuse help.


A destitute individual with an amputated leg and a chronic diabetic and who had also undergone an open heart surgery was found in Mallikatta in a critical condition and was in need of help. On observing the plight of this man, noteworthy Advocate Mr.Staneley D’Costa called Violet Pereira who is the chief of

Even though some of the NGOs were asked to help, they did not come forward. It was at this moment that Karunamaya Team stepped in to help and did all they could to help this man. The kindness of Mr.Stanley D’Costa and Team Mangalore towards this man is truly noteworthy. Very few people step up to help the destitute while most individuals turn a blind eye towards the downtrodden. 

The man is now happy and recovering at Karunamaya Ashram. God bless Karunamaya for helping the destitutes when nobody cares. Their kindness and good heart shall always find a special place in the hearts of many. also records this as seen in the link below.

Karunamaya Comes to the Rescue of Destitute When 2 other City NGOs Deny Help!

Mental Relaxation For Senior Citizens Program

MSW students of Mangalore University conducted a Mental Relaxation program for the senior inmates at Karunamaya Ashram. The mental relaxation techniques taught by them have surely benefitted the inmates at Karunamaya. Thank you dear students for exhibiting social responsibility by going out of the way to help the needy.

Christmas celebration at Karunamaya ashram in Permai

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At the Karunamaya ashram in Permai, Christmas 2018 was a joyous and memorable occasion. The yuletide cheer was shared among one and all, with the Karunamaya Team going beyond measure in making the inmates feel loved and cared for. The inmates who are destitutes picked up from streets, all alone and away from their loved ones, find solace in this beautiful place Karunamaya which opens its arms open-heartedly to help these individuals medically and emotionally, giving them the much needed love and support. May God bless Karunamaya Ashram and its team members and inmates and may they have many more such joyous Christmas celebrations in the years to come.

Miss Mangaluru & Mrs Mangaluru visited Karunamaya Ashram

It was an elating experience to have Miss Mangaluru & Mrs Mangaluru at Karunamaya Ashram. These beautiful ladies graced Karunamya with their sheer presence and we appreciate their kind gesture of social awareness towards the destitutes.

St. Rita Cascia School Scouts and Guides visit Karunamaya

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It was a pleasant occasion when the Scouts and Guides of St.Rita Cascia School came in large numbers to Karunamaya Ashram. They were such a blessing to the inmates and the team. The children’s exuberance and love was very heart-warming. They gave a wonderful program and also donated necessary commodities for the Ashram. May God bless the teachers and students for their act of kindness in remembering the down-trodden.

Inaugural Function of the Second Ashram of Karunamaya

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The second Karunamaya Ashram at Permanki was inaugurated by Most.Rt.Rev.Dr.Peter Paul Saldanha, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese, on 7th November 2018. He said, “Running an old-age home is not an easy task. The trustees have taken up this task of taking care of these elderly people like their own family members and are giving them love and affection. They should not think that they are destitute. I congratulate the trustees for giving another life to these elderly people.” He blessed the ashram and released the logo and website of Karunamaya ashram.

MLA of Mangalore North Constituency, Dr. Y. Bharath Shetty said, “Starting an old-age home is always a good step, but at the same time it hurts us. Parents need to be taken care at home. It is unfortunate that we are sending up them to the old-age home as we think elderly people are a burden on us. I congratulate the trustees of Karunamaya for starting this ashram,”

Parish Priest of Kulshekar Church, Rev.Fr.Victor Machado said, “Karunamaya Ashram will give light for the life of these elderly people present in this ashram. There is a saying ‘Talk less, work more’. This saying suits the trustees of this ashram, who have worked for the welfare of the ashram. I hope this ashram will give all the love and affection for the elderly who stay here,”

There were several other dignitaries present during the inauguration: Mr.U.T.Khadar (Karnataka State Minister for Urban Development and Housing), Rev.Fr.Louis Cutinha (Parish Priest of Permanki Church), , Mr.J.R.Lobo (Ex-MLA of Mangalore South Constituency), Mr.Vasanth Kumar (President of Ulaibettu Gram Panchayat, Mr.Walter Nandalike of Daijiworld, Mr.Anil Lobo (President of MCC bank), Dr Shailesh Kumar, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Rev.Fr.J.B.Saldanha (Parish Priest of Permannur Church), Rev.Fr.Andrew D’Souza (Parish Priest of Infant Mary Church Katipalla), Rev.Fr.Harold Mascarenhas (Parish Priest of Cascia Church), Rev.Fr.Joseph Vaniyanthara (Director of Divine Prayer Centre in Thokkottu), Rev.Fr.Alban D’Souza (Parish Priest of Kalmady Church), Mr.John Prakash Pinto (Vice-Precident of St.Antony Church), Mr.Antony D’Souza from Permal, Mr.Elias Fernandes (Director of Four Winds Mass Communication), Mr.Elias Sanctis of Vermont Builders & Developers and Mr.Francis Cutinho (Ex-Precident of MCC Bank). Mr. Manu Bantwal was the Master of Ceremonies.

Several people attended the inaugural program and it is truly a memorable day for the entire Karunamaya team, who so selflessly work to give better lives to so many. May God bless Karunamaya and may their Ashrams continue to help the down-trodden always.