Pranams at the holy feet of our beloved Didi ji. Siddheshvari Devi ji (fondly known as “Didi ji”) was born in India in a Punjab family. Her parents moved to Canada when she was quite a young girl. One particular incident during her childhood – the death of her relative – had made an indelible impression on her mind, and she realized the impermanence of this body and the need to pursue the true purpose of life, which is much higher than mere mundane existence.
During her spiritual formative years in Canada, she fell in love with Lord Sri Krishna, and would spend hours together in the Krishna Mandir (Temple) of ISCKON, chanting his name and praying for a Guru who would lead her further in her quest for Krishna. She was not satisfied with the answers that local temple priests gave to her questions, and continued her prayers for the most knowledgeable, kind and loving Guru. During this time, she graduated from York University in Toronto with a degree in languages. During this time also, a disciple of Jagadguru Sri Kripalu Maharaj has arrived in Toronto, as an answer to her prayers. This disciple had given Sri Kripalu ji’s literature to Did ji and guided her to her Spiritual Guru. Internally guided by God, she felt that the time has come for her to give up the routine materialistic life of just eating, sleeping and accumulating wealth, and pursue the highest purpose of life – Realizing Krishna. In the meanwhile, she was offered a financially rewarding career in Europe. She had given up and renounced the world to seek her Guru in Barsana village of India, which is also the birthplace of Mother Radha Rani. Didi ji spent two years in the Ashram and learned directly from her Gurudev, the intricate mysteries of Vedas and Shastras.
Didi ji is a personification of love for her Guru and Lord Krishna. Her Bhajans are melodious and transport one to the beautiful and serene Brindavan and Madhura. Didi ji quotes from many scriptural texts and is ever ready to help any seeker. Her talks are simply motivating and inspiring as one can easily relate to daily life of Sadhana. They are designed to answer the numerous questions that arise on spirituality and clarify doubts about the path of God realization. Through her simple examples, she drives the point home and makes a long-lasting impression on the seekers. Seekers remember her quotes very often during their normal life and feel motivated to apply them. Equally proficient in English and Hindi, she has inspired and transformed the lives of thousands.
Under the banner of RADHA MADHAV SOCIETY, a non-profit charitable Organization, functioning under the auspices of JAGADGURU KRIPALU PARISHAD, Didi ji is continuously striving to spread the message of Hinduism and dispel the myths and misconceptions related to it. An eloquent speaker, her mission is to simplify the eternal message of the Vedas and Shastras and awaken love for God within the hearts of seeking souls. Did ji’s teaching is concentrated in the US, Canada, the West Indies, Singapore, and Malaysia.
You can reach Didi ji at firstname.lastname@example.org