Smt Tara Sarup – Shraddhanjali

Date : 03 Jan 2022

Smt. Tara Sarup, first heard Swami Chinmayananda speak sometime in the late 1950s at Mumbai. She wasted no time in offering a 7-acre piece of land in Powai, Mumbai to Chinmaya Mission, and the first Sandeepany Sadhanalaya took birth in 1963, to be followed by the Jagadeeshwara temple, annually visited by lakhs of devotees. Tara Cultural Trust (TCT), the body that guides the administration of the Powai Ashram, is named after her. She took a keen interest in the running of the Trust, serving as its Managing Trustee since 1963.

Tara Amma, as she was affectionately known, reached the lotus feet of Swami Chinmayananda in Mumbai on 3 January 2022, at the venerable age of 101.

Chinmaya Mission pays heartfelt obeisance to Smt. Tara Sarup and offers humble gratitude to her invaluable and relentless seva, offered through the decades of her association.