H.H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Sahaja Yoga Trust

Trust is registered in 2005 as Spiritual Trust, a Non-Religious & Non-Profit Organization working for the benevolence of the mankind. Sahaja Yoga is a unique technique of Meditation propounded by H.H. SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVIJI in Year 1970 in the State of Gujarat.

Nobel Peace Prize

H.H. Shri Mataji was twice nominated for Nobel Peace Prize and awarded with Nobel Peace Medal

Free of Cost

Sahajayoga is being practiced free of cost in more than 95 countries, by people of every faith, race, religion

Millions of Practitioners

Sahajayoga has millions of practitioners across the world. In India alone, there are more than 10 lakh active practitioners.

UNESCO Center for Peace

As UNESCO Center for peace partner, Sahaja Meditation is helping develop, strengthen, and integrate, the human potential, in all aspect across the globe.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti ( Ministry of HRD) invited Sahajayoga to train its more than 3 Lakh students across India on physical, mental and emotional development

Free of Cost

Kendriya Vidyalaya Organization under Ministry of HRD has recommended to all Principal Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Country, to utilize the service of Sahaja Yoga Volunteers free of cost in their Schools.

Sahajayoga training

Director of Education, Telangana has issued notice to allow Sahajayoga training for more than 60 Lakh students in government schools across the state

Sahajayoga sessions

Sahajayoga sessions are regularly held across IIT, IIM, Army, BSF, CISF, FRSL etc.


Birth And Childhood

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was born on March 21, 1923 to a Salve family in Chindawara, India. Her parents were Prasad and Cornelia Salve, direct descendants of the royal Shalivahana dynasty. Seeing the beauty of this child who was born with a spotless brilliance, they called her Nirmala, which means “Immaculate”.

Fighting for India's Freedom

As a child, Shri Mataji lived with her parents in the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi saw the wisdom of this child and used to appreciate her immensely, affectionately calling her Nepali due to the Nepali features of her face. Even at a young age, her deep understanding was evident to Gandhi, who frequently sought her advice on spiritual matters.

Spreading of Sahaja Yoga around the world

Mrs. Srivastava made this experiment of awakening the spiritual power of every human being (which the Hindus name the Kundalini, the Muslims as the Ruh and in the bible it is described as the Holy Ghost) and was amazed at the results. She tried it first on people near to her and noticed they were transformed physically, mentally and spiritually. Slowly she found out that only this process had the potential solution for all human problems and therefore she decided to spread it on an en-masse level. She invested her own time and money to talk to people and give them the key to their own spiritual power.

International achievements and recognition

An official guest in the former Soviet Union, she enabled over 100,000 people to experience their Self-Realization. She regularly speaks to audiences of 10,000 to 20,000 in the former Eastern bloc nations and has filled year after year the Royal Albert Hall in London for her conference on Sahaja Yoga. Shri Mataji has been recognized worldwide by several prestigious institutions for
her selfless work and for the powerful results of her spiritual teachings. In 1994, the Mayor of Brazil's capital welcomed Shri Mataji at the airport, presenting her with the key to the city, and sponsored all of her programs. In 1995, the Indian Government granted Shri Mataji a one hour primetime television series, broadcast nationally. During the same year, Shri Mataji was an official guest of the Chinese government and was invited to speak at the International Women's Conference in Beijing. Also in 1995, she was awarded by the Romanian Ecological University an Honorary Doctorate in Cognitive and Para psychological
Sciences. She has been recognized and greeted by the mayors of several cities in North America (Yonkers, NY, 1994 & 1996, Los Angeles, 1993 and 1994, British Columbia, 1994, Cincinnati 1992, Philadelphia 1993, Berkeley, 1997). She was given a Proclamation by the US Congress in 1997 which was submitted to the Congressional Records. Shri Mataji was declared "Personality of the Year" in 1986 by the Italian Government.

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has dedicated her life to triggering the spiritual ascent of mankind through Self Realization, reclaiming the role of women in the spiritual evolution, and guiding humanity to correct today's moral dilemmas. It seems that the light of Gandhi's vision is being brought to fulfilment by this great lady who is revered as the compassionate Divine Mother by her followers, as the "Messenger
of peace" by Ayatollah Rouhani, an Avatar of the modern era by Claes Nobel, grandnephew of Albert Nobel (the creator of the Nobel foundation) and Chairman of United Earth.