We are all devastated by our Holy Mother's recent death
on 23rd February 2011 due to long term poisoning by
drugs. These were administered unauthorised since
End of April 2003 by Her family with the full knowledge
of doctors and leaders in Sahaja Yoga.
We wish to present an appalling situation that had been
forced on to Dr. Nirmala Srivastava. For over seven years
She had been subjected to harmful medication against
Her wishes. We are doing this because we wish to protect
Her Human Rights and those of the old and venerable in
society who are neglected and not cared for in a dignified
and respectful manner and to preserve Her great heritage.
It is for that reason we would appreciate your attention and
time to read the whole report.
Dr. Nirmala Srivastava was 87 years of age and affectionately
known worldwide as Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
or The Great Mother. She started Sahaja Yoga in 1970 to
help people to ascend, become deeper, to become greater
personalities, to start to really enjoy life and to feel the joy
of their own inner being. This has worked extremely well
and countless lives have been beneficially transformed.
For the past 7 years She had spoken rarely in public and
during this time some very unpalatable things have slowly
been happening and now Sahaja Yoga is almost
unrecognisable. Those changing the nature of it and
destroying it are few - most of the people are still trusting
their integrity and honesty not realising the dreadful nature
of the situation. The family & few “leaders“ have taken upon
themselves leading Sahaja Yoga against Shri Mataji wishes
and turning it into a business enterprise.
Her family and “leaders“ have removed all those people
around Shri Mataji who She desired to be there. They
were replaced by people loyal only to the family. Anyone
questioning their decisions has not been allowed
anywhere near Her.
Issues to be considered in this respect:
DRUGS - Shri Mataji came to this earth to give life and
hope to humanity and set it on a positive course - She
wrote a letter in 1998 before some witnesses and She
instructed that under no circumstances Her husband,
Sir C.P. Srivastava, Her family members or any doctors
within Sahaja Yoga be allowed to administer any
allopathic drugs to Her (see doc. Shri Mataji´s letter).
Despite this evidence, She had been drugged with an
anti-psychotic drug and other drugs. To counteract very
unpleasant side effects of Risperdal (risperidone), for
the past 7 years to silence Her. Some countries have
banned the use of this drug. (See doc. Sir C.P.
Shrivastava’s letter and protest letter).
On 27th of March 2003, Shri Mataji attended the opening
ceremony for the Centre of Destitute Women & Children -
Vishwa Nirmala Prem (one of Shri Mataji’s projects) in
Noida, India. She looked healthy as was normal for Her
and gave a public speech before dignitaries and government
officials. When She arrived back to Italy, it was shocking to
see that Her appearance was completely altered. The sudden
deteroriation in Her health continued to the present day,
as you can see from the photo and collage pictures of Shri
Mataji from 2003-2010 in the documents.
HUMAN RIGHTS - Shri Mataji´s human rights were violated
as She was not free to do as She wishes and live where She
wished to live (She was virtually under house arrest) and to
have around Her the people She wishes around Her. She was
constantly subjected to torturous schedules under duress to
appear in numerous spiritual & celebration events, privately &
publicly, at least on a weekly basis for several years. It was an
enormously punishing schedule for a person of Her age,
under the influence of anti-psychotic drugs which have
extremely unpleasant side effects.
REJECTION - Formerly very few and very negative people
were asked to leave. Ever since She had been drugged,
many people who have been practicing Sahaja Yoga for
anything up to 30 years have been humiliated openly
within the organisation and were told to leave for no
TEACHING - Shri Mataji´s teachings are no longer
handled in the appropriate manner.
FALSE ACCUSATIONS - Individuals have been falsely
accused of improper behaviour and victimised.
MISMANAGEMENT - Misappropriation of funds such as
Chhindwara Project in India and several others
CRUELTY - The practise of the few of turning one person
against another by interfering and ruining people´s
private lives - causing problems and drifts in marriages,
in families and amongst friends.
INTIMIDATION - The few controlling the lives of the many
through fear of rejection and condemnation and through
the expectation of large donations people cannot afford.
Or the restriction now on against those who dare asking
about Shri Mataji´s health. Such is the nature of intimidation
has driven many followers of Shri Mataji into hiding for fear of
reprisal and, therefore, people who are devoted to Shri Mataji
were unable to see and care for Her.
SUPPRESSION - There is growing impression that the
great creation of Sahaja Yoga by Shri Mataji is becoming
an organisation with restriced national & international
communication - if they do not like the content, it is not
LATEST NEWS - Shri Mataji was hospitalized in intensive
care for at least a month since early January in Genoa,
Italy - similiar to 2007 when She was in hospital in India
for some time.
SHRI MATAJI’S LIFE & WORK
Shri Mataji, in Her tireless work encouraged people to
evolve and rise through meditation, were nominated
twice for the Nobel Peace Prize and were given
awards from several countries.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is a Divine personality intent
on the resurrection of humanity. Even in Her childhood,
when spending time in Gandhi´s ashram, he would often
consult Her on deep spiritual matters, recognizing Her
unique humane and Godly qualities. During the freedom
struggle of India She would rather be imprisoned and
even tortured as a student freedom fighter than get Her
degree in medicine.
Her concern had always been for our well being and
She had always taught us the importance of becoming
our own masters responsible for ourselves individually
and for the world as a whole. That we are able to do this
from a position of total freedom so regulating, organising
and living our own lives.The amazing spiritual and scientific
knowledge She has shown us also integrates all the great
religions so enabling the peoples of the world to unite. This
ability comes through the initial event of Self Realisation
followed by daily meditation and introspection
and expanding of awareness. With a very tangible rapport,
physically on the central nervous system, with our Inner
Being revealing the science of how we affect and are in
turn affected by our actions.
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has always also said that
“Sahaja Yoga“ (spontaneous immediate union with the
Divine) is free – people cannot pay to become one with
the Divine Power – with God.
People can volunteer small amounts for projects - audio
and video tape production,schools, orphanages, visits
of musicians, and people from lands bereft of funds and
towards setting up collective events. As there are now
thousands of Sahaja Yogis worldwide, it is obvious that this
amount can be minimal. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Herself is
from a royal family and has sufficient funds of Her own, She
has no need or desire to receive money. She does not wish
to be compared to other "Gurus" who divest people of all
In 1970 Shri Mataji visited America and was guest speaker
in many churches and other venues where She clearly
warned the people to expect an influx of false prophets who
would be coming to the West especially America (in some
cases even taking them by name) to exploit and confuse
Seekers of Truth and Spirituality.
She never requested royalties on the audio and
video tapes of Her many speeches - quite the reverse
She wished all of these to be available to all people at
a basic cost of production and materials so that many
more can access them.
In a speech in July 2008 Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi said
that She desired to retire from public life (after 38 years
working tirelessly on our behalf & travelling extensively
around the world in Her concern for our ascent & spiritual
development). They completely ignored Her wish to retire
and they continued subjecting Her to punishing schedules
(see video clip). We would be grateful if you could help us
by signing this petition so that public concern will enable
the freedom of Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi.
Please refer to download papers and documents
proving this terrible travesty is really happening now and
needs to be revealed to the world.
Documents can be downloaded here:
(is only available for limited time and please contact
the petition site to inform us that it has expired)
- List of Honours
- Protest letter from Vishwa Nirmala Dharma
- Letter from Sir C.P. Srivastava regarding Risperdal
- HH Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi’s letter
- Collage of photos 2003-2010
- Video clip Shri Mataji November 2010
- letter from a doctor
- Chhindwara Trust | Chhindwara Report