News: January 2021
Revered President Mataji is keeping well at the headquarters.
Revered Pravrajika Anandapranaji, Vice President is also keeping well at the headquarters.
News from Headquarters
24th December, Christmas Eve was duly observed at the headquarters. Centres also observed the occasion in a befitting manner.
5th January, 2021, Holy Mother's Birthday was celebrated with special puja, homa , chandipath, devotional songs, discourses etc.
Pravrajika Varadaprana (Anasuya)
With deep sorrow we record the sudden passing away of Pravrajika Varadaprana (Anasuya) age 87, at the headquarters on Saturday, 26th December 2020 at around 3.30 p.m. due to cardiac failure.
On the 25th, she went to the dining hall and took prasad as usual. On the 26th she complained of back pain for which heat-pad was given. From the morning she did not take anything and rested in her room. In the afternoon, when called, there was no answer; peacefully and silently she had left. This was a great shock to all.
A disciple of Swami Yatiswarananda she joined the Order at the headquarters in 1961. She was initiated into Brahmacharya in 1965 and received Sannyasa in 1969 by Pravrajika Bharatiprana, the first President of Sri Sarada Math. From 1962 till 1973 she served as a doctor in Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Matribhavan Hospital in Kolkata, after which she spent a few months in the Mission centre in Khonsa, Arunachal Pradesh. She returned to the headquarters in 1973 where she stayed up to the end of 1979 except for another short stay at the Khonsa centre. At the headquarters, she took charge of the dispensary and looked after the medical needs of the monastic members as well as the people of the locality. In 1992 when the dispensary shifted to its newly constructed facility ‘Sevayan’, she increased the scope of services with the help of doctors, clinics, laboratories and devotees. She also started to organize eye camps and other medical camps for the benefit of the local people. Besides, she had great interest in gardening and was known for her collection of rare plants. Since the last 10 to 12 years, she retired from active life.
Affable and caring, she was known and respected by many. May her soul rest in peace!
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