Yoga is union with the Divine
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.
"Blossom time has come and many ancient seekers are today getting their self-realization" -- H.H. Shri Mataji
H.H.Shri Mataji receiving Honorary Member of the Presidium of Petrovskaya academy of Art and Science
Nominee for Nobel Peace Prize
H.H.Shri Mataji visiting Lincoln Memorial
Awards & Achievements
H.H.Shri Mataji receiving another award in Russia
H.H.Shri Mataji has delivered thousands of lectures, given many television and radio interviews, and been the subject of hundreds of newspaper articles around the world. An articulate speaker, H.H.Shri Mataji is the founder and sole director of Sahaja Yoga or "Vishwa Nirmala Dharma", which is an established non-profit organization in many countries worldwide.
International Awards & Recognition
1989, Moscow,Russia H.H.Shri Mataji had a meeting with the Head of the Ministry of Health, USSR. Following which Sahaja Yoga was granted a ‘Full Government Sponsorship’ which included funding for promotion and scientific research.
1993,St. Petersburg, Russia she was appointed as Honorary Member of the Presidium of Petrovskaya academy of Art and Science. In the history of the Academy, only twelve people have been granted this honor, Einstein being one of them. During the same year, she inaugurated the International Conference on "Medicine and Self-Knowledge" in St Petersburg which became an annual event.
1994, Brazil the Mayor of Brazil's capital welcomed H.H.Shri Mataji at the airport, presenting her with The Key to The City, and sponsored all of her programs.
1995 Beijing,China,During the same year, She was invited officially by Chinese Government was designated the Guest Speaker at the International Women's Conference in Beijing; which again was not very commonly done by them.
1995, Romania, She was awarded by the Romanian Ecological University an Honorary Doctorate in Cognitive and Para psychological Sciences.
1986, Italy, H.H.Shri Mataji was declared "Personality of the Year" by the Italian Government.
1997: INDIA, H.H Shri Mataji got the ‘UNITY INTERNATIONAL PEACE AWARD’.
1998: INDIA. A road in Navi Mumbai got named as the H.H. SHRI NIRMALA DEVI MARG.
National Awards & Recognition in USA
1989: NEW YORK, Invited Shri Mataji to the United Nations for a talk on ‘how to achieve world peace’.
1989: NEW YORK ,H.H. Shri Mataji was awarded the ‘UNITED NATIONS PEACE PRIZE’.
1992: CINCINNATI, The 10TH of September got proclaimed as the “SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI DAY”
1993: PHILADELPHIA, The 15th October got proclaimed as the “H.H SHRI MATAJI NIRMALA DEVI DAY”
1993: LOS ANGELES, A letter of welcome was granted from the Mayor Richard Riodan, on behalf of the people of Los Angeles.
1994: LOS ANGELES ,In behalf of the people of LOS ANGELES ‘A letter of welcome and continued friendship’ was extended by the Mayor Richard Riordan.
1994: NEW YORK , Honored H.H Shri Mataji and her association with ‘MAHATMA GANDHI- A POLICE PARADE’ with a half day march from 5th Avenue to the Central Park.
1994: NEW YORK, She was invited by the UNITED NATIONS for 'Four consecutive years to speak: ‘How to achieve world peace’.
1994: BRITHISH COLUMBIA- CANADA. In the behalf of the people of Canada granted ‘A letter of welcome’, by the Premier Mike Hacourt.
Our Holy Mother H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi passed away on 23.February 2011.
She has given up her human form but her immortal Spirit is constantly with us and her followers will continue to spread Sahaja Yoga around the whole world.