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Pravrajika Ajayaprana Mataji (1926 - 2020)


Pravrajika Ajayaprana (pre-monastic name Ammukutty) was born on 8th November, 1926 at Chittor in Ernakulam district, Kerala. Her father was Kuroor Parameshwaran Namboothiripad and her mother Kanavally Kalyani Kuttyamma. Ammukutty was the fifth child after four boys and she had 2 younger brothers and a sister. Her Mother passed away when she was just 8 years old. Since then she lived under the protective care of her maternal aunt in Ernakulam. Ammukutty had her schooling at the Government Girls’ High School in Ernakulam. After completing school education, due to delicate health, her guardians did not allow her to go to college. But Ammukutty passed all the Hindi exams. conducted by Dakshin Bharthi Hindi Prachar Sabha through private studies

The surgeon asked Mataji, “What’s the difference between prayer and meditation?” Mataji immediately replied: “Prayer is when you talk to God, meditation is when you listen to Him.”



If you want peace of mind, do not find fault with others. Rather learn to see your own faults. Make the whole world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; this is your own.

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