Mata Amritanandamayi, Kerala’s “hugging saint”, has met with more than a dozen members of the US Congress in the Capitol Building.  Amma, as she is fondly called by her followers, arrived in the US on a two-month hugging tour May 24. Estimates by her Mata Amrithanandamayi Math say she has so far hugged 32mn people around the world - almost equal to her home state’s total population.