Respectful Shraddhanjali to Shailaja Nadkarni Amma

Swamins, Brahmacharins and Members of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide

Dear All,
Hari Om!

Shailaja Nadkarni Amma was a mentor and a mother figure at Chinmaya Mission Orlando. An ardent devotee and a committed disciple of Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayanandaji, her entire life was devoted to the Mission.

A practicing paediatric cardiologist, her meeting with Pujya Gurudev was a life transforming moment. With His blessings and spiritual force, she started a Bala Vihar. This tiny enterprise has since grown into a large centre, now catering to the spiritual needs of 300 devoted families.

A fountain of love, she was the instrument that touched and changed many a life.  She always described herself as, “a tiny instrument in Gurudev’s hands!” A perfect exemplar of his teachings, which she meticulously followed, she was engaged in spreading his message till her very end.

Shailaja Amma merged with the Lotus Feet of Pujya Gurudev and Her Beloved Lord at 1:50 am, on March 18, 2019 in Central Florida. In their hour of need, may Gurudev’s blessings guide and support her family, friends and admirers.

At His Feet,
Swami Swaroopananda

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