Celebrating the Life of Mateshwari Jagadamba Saraswati – The First Chief of Brahma Kumaris


Abu Road (Raj): Brahma Kumars and Kumaris gathered together in Diamond Hall, Shantivan, paying heartfelt tribute on the 56th Rememberance Day of Mateshwari Jagadamba Saraswati(World Mother Lovingly called Mama), the First Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris.

Dadi Ratan Mohini, Chief of Brahma Kumaris, BK Nirwair, Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, BK Brijmohan, Additional Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, BK Munni, Joint Chief of Brahma Kumaris, BK Karuna, Multimedia Chief of Brahma Kumaris shared their personal experiences with Mama.

Dadi Ratan Mohini, Chief of Brahma Kumaris, who was with Mama since the beginning of Brahma Kumaris, said that Mama personified every word of the Supreme Soul. The power of her purity radiated from her face. She was very loving and ever equanimous. Her three main qualities were Divinity, Soul consciousness and Complete surrender to the Supreme Soul, God.

BK Nirwair, Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, recounted his six years of close personal association with Jagadamba Saraswati. She taught him how to give a speech publicly on World Peace. According to him, her greatest contribution to the Organization is the accurate picture of Lakshmi Narayan, that she got made with great insight and effort, for the posterity. She endeared herself to one and all by her all encompassing love. She exemplified surrender
to the Divine Will. None interpreted the Divine Message(Godly knowledge) as deeply as Mama.

BK Brij Mohan, Additional Secretary General of Brahma Kumaris, said that Mama personified Soul Conscious state. Her life was a glimpse of the Divine in human form. She spoke very lovingly, powerfully and accurately. Her eyes had the power of Divinity in them.

BK Karuna, Multi Media Head of Brahma Kumaris, who had the good fortune of receiving personal care from Mama, shared his experiences. Mama was the embodiment of every word she spoke. Although she met countless people, she remained untouched with anything and treated everyone equally. She was very introverted and spoke sparingly only when required. She was forever lost in Divine Communion within and cheerful outside. While she gave love to all, she was attached to none.

BK Munni, Joint Chief Administrator of Brahma Kumaris, said that she has learnt a lot about how to progress in Divine life from her. Fruits, especially grapes are distributed specially on Mumma Day, to revive the memory when she lovingly distributed grapes to all shortly before leaving her mortal coil.

BK Rukmini, Senior RajaYogini was seated on the dias and offered bhog(food offering) to the departed soul of Mama who is now playing an incognito role in the transformation of this old world to the new world (Satyug).

History of MAMA:

A divine messenger of love and peace who descended upon the holy land of India in 1919. A jewel of a girl, Radhe, who was born to mother Rocha and father Pokhar Das at Amritsar. Right from childhood, Radhe had a razor-sharp intelligence and personality of multifaceted splendor. Radhe studied in Kundan Mall Model School at Hyderabad (Sindh) up to Matriculation. She always topped in every class and was equally adept in singing and dancing.

Radhe’s mother and her aunt lost their husbands and were grieving at home when they started attending Geeta Satsang, where Dada Lekhraj used to elaborate the essence in the verses of Geeta. On seeing a miracle of transformation in the life of her mother and mausi (mother’s sister), Radhe began to accompany them to Geeta Satsang. Her mind danced with joy when she first heard the divine knowledge. Her interest turned from being a doll of fashion to becoming an angel of love and peace as she started to chant “Om” and everyone started to call her “Om Radhe.” Om Radhe realized the Divine presence in Prajapita Brahma (Dada Lekhraj). She would be intoxicated when Brahma Baba would render the “Murli” (Divine Versions).

She had a magnetic aura in her personality. Her flashing eyes exuded virtue and power. She commanded the love and respect of all with her powerful personality and merciful heart. She could dive deep into the essence of each point of knowledge and come out with the subtle implication of that. She was gifted with exemplary intellectual powers and a sweet voice which resonated with a special kind of divinity.

Om Radhe — through her dedication, sacrifice and tireless service—came to be regarded as “Mateshwari” or the mother. She was lovingly called “Mama” by all. She gave sustenance to the spiritual children with her powerful words and actions. Her words carried the conviction of truth and her actions the strength of divinity. Even more beautiful than her words was her “silence.” Her angelic presence would transfix the whole assembly and her loveful and divine gaze would transform the hearts of the onlookers.

Throughout her life, she made many, many hearts dance with joy through her sweet and divine songs and discourses. She discerned the futility of sensual life when compared with the permanent bliss offered by spiritual life. She sang with all her heart and moved the listeners to heights of bliss.

Mateshwari was the epitome of service. She was given the responsibility of managing the “Yagya” (the Institution). She would look after every need of the spiritual children and was at their service until her last breath.

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