Unflinching faith, unfathomable devotion towards Her Gurudev
Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj is the sole 5th Jagadguru of this age. He is a Jagadguru not by any right of inheritance to a monastic seat but by the virtue of his transcendental, spiritual merit and profound and prodigious authority over holy scriptures like the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, the Gita, the Ramayan and the Ramcharita Manasa. It was on 14th January 1957 that the KASHI VIDVAT PARISHAD-an august and formidable body of five hundred scriptural scolars and each an expert of his own branch of study- decided to crown him with the hallowed title of "Jagadguruttam". the best ever Jagadguru, after having heard him extensively for 9 days on end. They proclaimed him Ved Marg Pratisthapanacharya, Bhakti-Yoga Rasavatar, Sanatana Vaidika Dharma Pratisthapana Satsampradaya Paramacharya, Bhakti Yoga Rasavatar, Bhagavadananta Shri Vibhusit in addition to the title already stated. In this way, Shri Maharaj Ji stands in the distinguished and celebrated primal line of Jagadgurus like Adi Shankaracharya(about 2500 years ago), Shri Shri Nimbakacharya (8th century A.D), Shri Shri Ramanujacharya (12th century A.D) and Shri Shri Madhvacharya (14th century A.D). Blessed indeed and exceedingly worthy of adoration is the family in which a Blessed, godly and liberated soul takes birth. One such family was the devout and pious family of Pandit Shri Shri Lalita Prasad Tripathy and Srimati Bhagabati Devi at Mangarh village of Pratapgarh district in Uttarpradesh, India, to whom Shri Maharaj Ji was born as their third son on the auspicious night of Sharad Purnima, Vikram Samvat 1979, corresponding to the night of 5th October 1922. The day of his appearance has an auspicious historical significance in the fact that the Supreme Godhead , Lord shri Krishna had consummated His Divine Maharaasa on the same Sharad Purnima night about 5000 years ago.
“A journey of miles begins with a single step...”
Devi ji was born to serve her Guru in every sense of the word. Her initiation to the divine world started at her birth, with her parents firmly devoted, thus she knew no other world apart from Guru and service to Guru. Her childhood and education revolved around Guru as central figure and service with all dedication. In this, she was wholly supported by her parents; indeed, they served as role models and exemplars.
"She will go on to preach Shri Krishna Bhakti all over the world"
She was barely 21 days old when Shri Maharaj Ji prophesied this about Her. These divine words of Shri Maharaj ji became the very basis of her upbringing. By their genuine conduct and steadfast care, her parents led her a strong foundation of unflinching faith.
She has been the most inspirational and influential person in my life. I call her “My Magician” who changed my life for the better. She is my Guru, my philosopher, my confidant, my guiding star. She has brought that direction in my life which I was always seeking from it. I have become a better version of myself, only and only because of her blessings & teachings.
Sr. HR Consultant,
Her eternal and unconditional love is my daily propellor. She is not just a “Vyakti” but a “Shakti”, a divine personality. With my every breath, I thank her for guiding me and my family through our journey of life… for being our source of knowledge and wisdom. She is my Guru and my Guru is my God
Kantish Kumar Maitra
Senior Consultant, London, United Kingdom
She is Divine and yet very approachable who understands me completely, forgiven my past sins and has taken my entire responsibility on Herself – guiding me on the Spiritual Path despite all my limitations! An embodiment of Humility, a rare combination of Divine Love, bliss and knowledge! Always placing Her conf idence in me and giving me endless opportunities till I succeed and always being there with me, for me! A Mother like No other!
Endowed with spiritual tenacity, the personality of Devi ji is multifaceted. She has gifted to the world countless series of Kirtans for the propagation of the greatest principle of supreme love and its practice manifested by her spiritual master, Shri Kripalu ji Maharaj, while entrusted the heritage of her literary works to illuminate spiritual luminance to the intellect.
Asa Rasa Mahan Mohin Sadgurū Borī
Ab Pānā Shesh Hai
Sumirana Kara Le Manā
Her soulful singing of the divine verses and sankirtans in her mellifluous voice, that easily goes straight into the heart of the listeners. By listening to her melodious voice while singing the glories of Radha Krishna, it seems as if the Creator has gifted her that mesmerising divine voice only for singing the verses and sankirtans composed by her spiritual master Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj to make the spiritual aspirants Heard, and fall in the intense divine love of Shi Radha Krishna.
Sudha Ras Madhuri
Hamāro Dhana Rādhā
Ik Nazar Unko Dekhā
Childhood & Pre-Renunciation
Devi Ji was born to serve her Guru in every sense of the word. Her initiation to a sacred Guru - Sisya Parampara - with regard to the spiritual fold of things started during her birth. With her parents firmly devoted to Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj, she knew no other world apart from Guru and His service.
"Seeds of the day are best planted in the First hour"
Initiation and Preaching
She has been blessed to have grown right under the benign eyes of Shri Maharaj Ji and to have completed all her scriptural studies and training in a surprisingly short time under his spiritual tutelage.
"A road rarely taken"
Devi Ji laid the foundation stone of the Braj Gopika Seva Mission, a non-profitable and charitable society, in the year 1998. Situated at around 65 km away from Bhubaneswar (The capital city of Odisha) and 30 Km from Chilika Lake (the world's largest brackish water body), the campus is spread over 40 acres of land.