About us

How NGO Started

Use Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi conceived the idea of building this NGO after encountering a group of destitute women during one of her innumerable travels round India. She was enormously moved by their plight and was determined to give such women and their children a decent life.

It was this dream which took the form of Nirmal Prem Ashram in 2003. As the number of needy, abandoned women and girls in India is gigantic and it is the most helpless section of the society.

In Her motherly love and tremendous compassion Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi wanted to uplift such women and girls by giving them shelter, thus helping them integrate into the society.

Our home is run with the help of well-educated and competent staff dedicated to the cause of the NGO and Sahaja Yoga.

Our NGO is supported by volunteers from India and from various other countries. The residents practice meditation regularly to achieve inner balance. It is our continuous effort to show them the way to a happy and bright future.

The Executive Director, Mrs. Gisela Matzer (Oma) is like their grandmother, and showers them with her motherly love which Shri Mataji preaches. Our Co-Director, Mrs Gurdarshan (Nani) has many years of experience as a school principal, and is also a very beloved granny.

And our General Manager Mr. Rajkumar Singh looks overall activities of the Foundation. We are a huge and happy family. Our ' aunties ' who are like big sisters help the girls in their daily routine, studies and also play with the younger family members. Even though H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is not present in person Her divine vibrations and love is very much felt all round the ashram.

About our Chairperson, H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi was born on March 21st, 1923 in Chindwara, Madhya Pradesh, in central India. Her parents played a key role in India ' s freedom movement during the British rule. As a child, Shri Mataji lived along with her parents in the ashram of Mahatma Gandhi. He recognized her wisdom and appreciated her immensely. He frequently sought her advice on spiritual matters. H.H. Shri Mataji started Sahaja Yoga in 1970s and has kept a busy schedule, traveling around the world to teach the techniques of Sahaja Yoga meditation. She has demonstrated her capacity to trigger the awakening of the spiritual power in human beings (Kundalini) at an "en masse" level.

Amazingly, without any financial support from any person, Shri Mataji neither charges for Her lectures nor for Her ability to give Self Realisation, nor does one have to become a member of this organisation. Shri Mataji has been recognized worldwide by several prestigious institutions for her selfless work and for the powerful results of her spiritual teachings. In 1994, the Mayor of Brazil's capital welcomed Shri Mataji at the airport, presenting her with the key to the city, and sponsored all of her programs. In 1995, the Indian Government granted Shri Mataji a one hour primetime television series, broadcast nationally. During the same year, Shri Mataji was an official guest of the Chinese government and was invited to speak at the International Women's Conference in Beijing. Also in 1995, she was awarded by the Romanian Ecological University an Honorary Doctorate in Cognitive and Para psychological Sciences.

Sahaja Yoga is a meditation method that enables the Kundalini to be awakened spontaneously, that leads to the integration of the individual and all true religions. For details on Sahaja Yoga, please refer This Website

Our Governing Body


H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Srivastava

Executive Director

Mrs. Gisela Matzer

Board Members

Our Foundation

H.H.Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi Foundation (Registration No.: S-31374) includes two projects:
1) Vishwa Nirmala Prem Ashram
2) Sahaja Yoga Health and Research Centre, Greater Noida

Registered Office

C-17, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi - 110016, India
Tel. : +91-11-26966652
Fax: +91-11-26866801