Shukla Devi Ji
Shukla Deviji is a living disciple of Sadgru Shri Shridhara Swamiji. She was born in 1944 at Amritsar, Punjab. Savitri Bai Bhagwat (Savitri Akka Bhagwat) was Shri Shukla Deviji’s first ‘Guru Mata’ who showed the way. Savitri Bai who lived in Kashi at Shridhar Sphurti Nivas visited Punjab and Shukla Deviji got an opportunity to meet her. Since Savitri Bai was a renowned disciple of Sadguru Shri Shridhara Swamiji, Shukla Deviji learnt a lot about Swamiji from her. Shukla Deviji expressed her intense desire to get ‘darshan’ of Sadguru Shri Shridhara Swamiji, but Savitri Bai told her that Swamiji did not visit Punjab because the religious atmosphere there was not conducive. She was worried that she may never get a chance to meet Swamiji but Savitri Devi who herself had many ‘siddhis’ assured her that whenever Swamiji’s Krupa is there, she would get the ‘darshan’. Then within six months of meeting Savitri Bai, her family business got shifted to Mumbai. Shukla Deviji and her whole family moved to Mumbai. Swamiji was in ‘ekant’ penance at that time in Sajjangadh. Soon, unexpectedly Savitri Bai visited Shukla Deviji’s house and told her that Swamiji was in Mumbai at Mama Kane’s house. The same day she went and got Swamiji’s ‘darshan’. On that day she also received Swamiji’s ‘anugraha’ and became a dedicated devotee. This was around 1963 and Shukla Deviji was around 18 years old. Then Shukla Deviji got involved in Swamiji’s service and accompanied him to many places such as Nasik, Kashi, Kanakeshwar, Alibag Ashram. Thus she served Swamiji for many years and often. For over four decades, Shukla Deviji has dedicated herself in blessing and service of the devotees in Mumbai.
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