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Mateshwari Jagdamba Sarswati Mamma Remembrance Day



Mateshwari Jagdamba Sarswati Mamma was the first administrative head of Brahma Kumaris. Her Punyatithi, or Remembrance Day, is annually observed on June 24. In 2018, it is the 53rd death anniversary of Mateshwari Saraswati.



She was born in 1919 in Amritsar as Radhe and after the death of her father, she moved to Sindh Hyderabad.

Once, she happened to visit the satsang of Dada Lekhraj of Om Mandali. Dada Lekhraj realized the potential in her and she saw a spiritual guide and father in him.

Soon she became an active member of the institution.
She realized that all the sensual happiness the world had to offer was without taste or merit. She resolved to devote herself to spiritual service, and her total dedication to spiritual teachings soon brought about a transformation in her consciousness as well as bearing. 
In due course of time, she started giving spiritual discourses.

When Brahma Kumaris took shape, she became a mother figure in the institution, earning the title Mateshwari Saraswati (meaning mother Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge).

She applied the principles of economy and simplicity in managing the affairs of the institution. Her exemplary powers of judgment and discrimination coupled with her innate benevolence inspired enthusiasm and devotion in others. She was loved by one and all and fondly called Mamma, meaning mother. She was a constant source of inspiration and guidance who set standards with her life.
Mateshwari’s most notable quality was introspection. She deeply reflected on spiritual teachings and then disseminated their finer points to others. She inspired everyone to replace their weaknesses with virtues and would tell them not to compare themselves with others. She encouraged new aspirants, offered them personal guidance and found spiritual solutions to their problems.

Mateshwari passed away on June 24, 1965, but her life continues to inspire members of the institution.