Contact Narmada Devi Puri through the Santoshpuri Ashram.
a 24 years old girl from Germany, in the 70's, Mataji arrived
on the island where Baba
Santosh Puri was doing his tapasya. She never left him
again. Although he tried very hard, he could not make her
abandon him and his teachings.
Mataji was then recognized by Babaji as a form
of the Ganga Maata, as well as she recognized him as known
from former lives, the aim she had been looking for all over
the world. It was as if a miracle had happened. Guru Santosh
Puri gave her the name "Narmada", two yellow clothes
to cover the body and the holy name of Lord Shiva as a Mantra
to repeat and to meditate upon for the rest of her life. For
Narmada it was the begin of a very hard time of purification.
For almost ten years she stayed with Babaji
on the Island only with a fire place under a tree and for
food whatever happened to come by the divine will, once a
day or not. Besides inner struggles for faith and devotion,
struggle from outside with storms, rains, cold and heat as
well as annoyances by Indian and foreign burocrates had to
be overcome. But due to the divine grace nothing could ever
separate them. Santosh Puri was a Guru of older times, giving
hard lessons from inside, pulling out by the roots the main
obstacles of the spiritual path: laziness of the body, pride,
egoism, selfishness or vanity.
After eight years Mataji married Baba Santosh
Puri, not for enjoyment, but out of the unshakable confidence
into the divine will or the will of the holy Ganga Maata.
Even before the birth of the first son, the Santosh
Puri Ashram was founded, where spiritual and charitable
service life continued. There they had also 2 daughters.
It had been the ideal of Guruji Santosh Puri
and life partner - disciple Narmada - to take Samadhi together
and remain in the union of the atma = paramatma = Brahman.
But the divine will wanted it differently. The physical form
of Babaji separated, but the more important spiritual relation
continued by a constant consciousness of the presence of the
departed soul in each and everything in the Ashram life.
As such, Mataji now had to take herself the
role of the teacher, although she mainly does that by example.
If anybody would like to live that experience, they can visit
her at the Santosh