Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji spread the messages of faith, peace, and unity to her followers, and took on the role of Spiritual Head of the Sant Nirankari Mission.
The Sant Nirankari Mission seeks to renew a sense of Humanness, by inspiring a deeper experience of Oneness. As a global spiritual and humanitarian movement, the Mission invites individuals to realize the common Source – the Formless Essence, ‘Nirankar’. When the fragmented self becomes whole, it becomes possible to bridge all differences with self and, by extension, with others.
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji touched the heart and soul of millions. She was praised throughout her life for her graciousness and was an inspiration to many women in India and around the world.
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji: Childhood
Born on January 12, 1957, Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji was born to Shri Manmohan Singh Ji and Mata Amrit Kaur Ji, but was adopted by Shri Gurmukh Singh Ji and Madan Mata Ji in Furrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh, shortly after her birth family moved to Yamuna Nagar.
In Furrukhabad, she went to the Convent of Jesus and Mary (also known as CJM Waverly), a boarding school in Mussoorie and the oldest girls-only boarding school in India from 1966 to 1973. Here, she was praised for being an attentive and clever student and was always a favorite of the nuns and teachers who taught her.
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji excelled in English Language and Literature, History, Geography, Hindi, and Human and Social Biology.
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji: University And Marriage
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji attended the Daulat Ram College in Delhi, and married Baba Hardev Singh Ji in a simple ceremony on November 14, 1975. She was welcomed into the prestigious family of Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji, and just a month after the wedding she and her new husband joined his family on a month-long salvation tour in which they visited the UK, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria.
In 1976 she again accompanied her husband and in-laws in a tour that took them to Kuwait, Iraq, Thailand, Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Austria, and the UK. In the following years, she traveled throughout the world, sharing the honors and awards her husband received from different organizations and institutions, often being honored in her own right.
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji: Ambassador For Peace
When her father-in-law was assassinated in April of 1980, she reacted quickly to support the mission and her husband as he became the new Spiritual leader. Together, they spread a message of harmony instead of vengeance, and she was instrumental in organizing an event that commemorated the death of Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji and other devotees who had lost their lives while crusading for love, tolerance, and harmony.
For her work, she was honored as an Ambassador for Peace by the Universal Peace Federation in North America, and the Inter-religious and International Federation for World Peace.
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji: An Inspiration
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji went on to inspire millions and encouraged participation in the Mission’s many activities. When her husband died in a tragic car crash in Montreal in May 2016, she took on the leadership of the Mission and aimed to continue her husband’s life’s work. She continued to lead the blood drives her husband had started, as well as cleanliness drives that made a real impact.
Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji blessed brides and mothers throughout the country and visited the Tihar Jail in Delhi to distribute gifts to women and children.
She continued to spread light, peace, and faith to those all around the world until her death on August 5, 2018. Her life and dedication will not soon be forgotten by her followers and she was a guiding light for many women throughout the world.