Managing the affairs of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat are…
the daughters of Jagadguru.
Creating a new history are…
the daughters of Jagadguru.
Teaching the lessons of Guru Bhakti and Guru Seva are...
the daughters of Jagadguru.
Respected by one and all, Badi, Chhoti and Manjhli Didi are...
the daughters of Jagadguru.
India is proud of her ancient civilisation and culture. Since time immemorial, its culture has presented men and women equal opportunities for progressing in all the areas of knowledge.
When we talk specifically of the daughters of India, it reminds us of Gargi and Maitreyi, great scholars from the Vedic era. Gargi and Maitreyi made great contributions in creating various verses of the Vedas. Gargi was a Vedic scholar and Brahmanishtha. The questions which Gargi put to Maharishi Yagyavalkya and the answer he gave, emerged as the hymns of Brihadaranyaka Upanishada. Maitreyi was the wife of Maharishi Yagyavalkya. She received the Bramha Vidya from him and thus became a Brahmanishtha. In Puranas, several such examples of glorious personalities like Savitri, Anusuiya, Arundhati and other women saints are found.
Looking into the pre-independence days, everybody knows about the life and contribution of women freedom fighters Rani Lakshmi Bai, Sucheta Kripalani, Savitribai Phule just to name a few. In today’s independent India too, the daughters of this land have kept the flag flying high in the fields of politics, religion, philosophy, literature, art, science & technology, defence, and sports and we are proud of these daughters of India.
The fifth original Jagadguru, Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj founded Jagdguru Kripalu Parishat (JKP) in the year 2002 with the key objective of spiritual and material upliftment of individual souls. Today this eminent and enormous organisation disseminates various spiritual and philanthropic programmes through its three centres, namely Bhakti Dham - Mangarh, Shyama Shyam Dham - Vrindavan and Rangili Mahal - Barsana. To efficiently manage and execute this vital responsibility, Shri Maharaj Ji nominated his three worthy daughters as Presidents of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat -Dr Vishakha Tripathi, Dr Shyama Tripathi, and Dr Krishna Tripathi, whom the sādhakas know as Badi Didi, Manjhli Didi, and Chhoti Didi.
Didis are embodiments of selfless love. Having offered their desires to the desires of their Guru and Father, they are day and night engaged in the service of humanity. The way Shri Maharaj Ji had dedicated his life to the welfare of souls, our Didis too are following his footsteps and are relentlessly working for the welfare of sādhakas.
Undoubtedly, it is the inspiration of Shri Maharaj Ji that our Didis are discharging their duties efficiently and devoutly. It is quite evident from their spirited performance that the power of Shri Maharaj Ji’s grace is behind their actions and achievements. An embodiment of devotion, service, and obedience to the Guru, their selfless service and dedication will surely be etched in history.
A personification of simplicity and humility, despite their innumerable achievements they neither possess any feeling of pride nor desire any commendations for their efforts. They very humbly attribute it to Shri Maharaj Ji saying that it is he alone who is doing everything and running the show. This shows how selfless, down to earth, simple and unique they are in person.
Under the patronage and guidance of the most revered Didis, JKP has achieved worldwide recognition as an organisation dedicated to people’s welfare. The world will ever be grateful to them for this great task. The tremendous progress that the organisation has made in its welfare activities within a short period of just six years is unbelievable. Needless to say, it is the endless grace of Shri Maharaj Ji and his power of Yogamaya alone that has made this possible. But also, indescribable and remarkable is the way his three daughters are discharging their responsibilities with efficiency, dedication, hard work and sacrifice. Let us have a sneak peek into the developmental activities of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat under their guidance.
Contributions in the spiritual field
For propagation of Shri Maharaj Ji’s philosophy, his three daughters are making an all-out effort with their day commencing as early as 1 AM. From 3 AM they connect to the devotees settled abroad on Skype and motivate them to perform regular sādhanā while listening to their recitations of Shri Maharajji's divine compositions. This inculcates an affinity towards the divine in devotees apart from seeding devotion in them, thereby, uplifting them spiritually. They have adopted modern-day techniques to motivate the devotees to do sādhanā. The devotees too get involved in preparing for the next day session; thus, it keeps them engaged in remembering God and the Guru all the time.
Besides organising spiritual practice programmes like Sharatpūrnimā Sādhnā Shivir and Holi Sādhnā Shivir, they also organise sādhanā shivirs on other important festivals at Barsana, Vrindavan and other places. Various events are held in the shivirs which help the devotees strengthen their faith in God and enhance their spirit of service. DVDs of Shri Maharaj Ji’s discourses, his divine pastimes are played in the Sādhnā hall for the benefit of the devotees which intensifies their scriptural knowledge. The preparation of these DVDs is also done under the supervision and guidance of the Didis.
Didis visit the Bhakti Yoga Sādhnā Shivirs organised by the Prachāraks in their respective areas and instill in the devotees a new enthusiasm, inspiration, and consciousness. Regular Sankirtan or congregational chanting goes on wherever they go and is a must for all āshramites to attend the ārati-prārthanā daily. They affectionately persuade those who are irregular while some stern steps are also taken if sādhakas seem to flout rules, just like how parents nurture their children.
The task of publishing and editing the discourses and Sankirtans of Shri Maharaj Ji is taken up by Manjhli Didi and Chhoti Didi. For foreign devotees, an English version is simultaneously prepared. The organisation’s wide outreach requires the publication in other foreign and local languages also, which is being undertaken.
Badi Didi gives motherly love and affection to all devotees and teaches them the lesson of service and devotion to the Guru; thus, motivating them to tread on the path of God. She makes the best possible arrangements of boarding and lodging for the āhramites and others visiting the āshrama. She is always thinking of the spiritual upliftment of the devotees under all circumstances. Overlooking her own health, she is more concerned about their spiritual benefit. Every Sunday, an article written by her is published in Times of India-Speaking Tree. A collection of these articles has been published entitled Spirituality in Daily Living in four volumes.
Didis have put up a humongous effort in the construction of Kripalu Vande Jagadgurum, a temple dedicated to Shri Maharaj Ji. Right from the architectural plans, to carvings on stones, everything has been finalized under their supervision. Besides, Badi Didi, a connoisseur of fine arts, gives invaluable advice to the satsangis engaged in decoration and other construction work.
The daughters of Jagadguru organise the staging of various cultural programmes including dance-dramas based on the writings of Shri Maharaj Ji to infuse love for God in the hearts of the devotees.
They share the invaluable divine words of Shri Maharaj Ji with the devotees through WhatsApp Group to further assist them in their spiritual practice. While making use of modern technology, the three daughters are putting in the best efforts to propagate the divine knowledge of the Vedas and Shastras as explained by their Jagadguru father so that it reaches far and wide. With this aim special instruction has been given to Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat to consistently relay the discourses on TV channels without any break. Didis personally select the discourses to be televised and the widespread propagation of Shri Maharaj Ji’s scriptural knowledge through various social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Website, WhatsApp, podcasts, online radio, etc, is benefiting millions of people.
Contributions in Philanthropy – 4 Million lives medically helped, 60000 girls educated, 1 Million Impoverished supported
Charitable Hospitals: Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalayas offer free treatment – Under the aegis of Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat three state-of-the-art charitable hospitals offer free treatments and medications to the far-flung rural population where even basic medical facilities are negligible. Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya – Mangarh, Vrindavan and Barsana are three multi-facility hospitals collectively treating up to 1500 patients daily and provide a free consultation, free in-patient treatment, free diagnostics, and free medications. They render services in General Medicine, including General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and Gynaecology along with Dental Care, Physiotherapy, Acupressure, Ayurvedic, Naturopathy and Homoeopathy. The hospitals also have an in-house radiology lab with X-Ray and Ultrasound machines, as well as a pathology lab where blood, urine, and stool tests are conducted. The hospital in Mangarh was extended to include a separate Eye Hospital, Jagadguru Kripalu Netra Chikitsalaya, for the benefit of the increasing number of patients with eyesight/vision problems, which was inaugurated by Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj on 26th July 2009. The hospital in Barsana also has a separate Eye unit. Free Eye Camps are organised multiple times a year where patients suffering from cataract are treated by performing cataract surgery.
Education for Underprivileged Girls: Kripalu Balika Primary School, Kripalu Balika Intermediate College, Kripalu Mahila Mahavidyalay – The Institution, JKPE, situated in Kunda, UP, India, was acquired by Jagadguru Kripalu Higher Education Society under the divine guidance of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj and the President, Sushri Dr Vishakha Tripathi Ji. Since 2005, it has transformed into a charitable Institution that provides 100% Free Education to students from Kindergarten through to Graduate and Postgraduate levels. Complete education for daughters is rarely given a priority by the parents in this region. Most young girls in this socio-economic group stay at home to help run the household or get married at an early age so that the family has one less person to feed. Investing in their daughter’s education is almost non-existent. Cognizant of these social dogmas and to uplift women of this region Shri Maharajji established these educational institutions that today give hope to thousands of underprivileged girls for a bigger and brighter future. Uniforms, stationery, school bags and blankets in addition to other school-related requirements are distributed free of charge to students to remove any obstacle to the girl’s education that is likely to occur due to poverty.
Underprivileged Supported: Poor Relief Fund – Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat gives hundreds of thousands of underprivileged individuals the valuable necessities that lessens the suffering faced by them. Annual food supplies, warm jackets, blankets, utensils, bicycles, construction of toilets, etc are provided amongst many other things regularly. To know more about JKP's philanthropic deeds visit jkp.org.in/philanthropy
Contributions to PM Relief Fund - The Organisation has always been an active participant in supporting government initiatives during natural calamities and health emergencies. Be it the Uttarakhand or Bihar floods or COVID-19, a large sum of donations has always been extended to PM Relief Fund by the Parishat.
Kudos to the three daughters of Jagadguruttam Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj, who are carrying forward the legacy of their Jagadguru father working incessantly keeping spiritual growth at the heart of the holistic well-being of souls, so competently!