Her Holiness Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi discovered this process of Kundalini Awakening called Self-Realisation on 5th May 1970 and has since given Self-Realisation to seekers all around the world. The Kundalini Awakening through Sahaja Yoga Meditation changed the lives of millions of people all over the world as she traveled across continents to ensure seekers all over the world get their Self-Realisation. Sahaja Yoga started with H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi spending Her own money and by selling Her precious jewellery and dedicated Herself for the evolution of mankind. It was Her perseverance and dedication to the cause of evolution of mankind that today Her disciples are in almost every large city across all major countries. She believed that the kundalini power once awakened within the seeker has the potential to resolve all physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues.
Seekers who received their Self Realisation felt the cool breeze (vibrations) on their palm and above the head thus scientifically feeling the Kundalini movement within the seeker. Self Realisation has always been the ultimate goal of all religions and spiritual traditions and has been described differently in various religions.
H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi said that while in Nargol, on 5 May 1970, she witnessed the rising of the Primordial Kundalini within Herself. Later she described the experience as follows: “I saw my Kundalini rising very fast like a telescope opening out and it was a beautiful color that you see when the iron is heated up, a red rose color, but extremely cooling and soothing”. She stated that the potential for all humanity to gain spiritual self-awareness was realised at this time, which H. H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi characterised as a “historical process of en-masse self-realisation and inner transformation”. Soon after She founded Sahaja Yoga to provide seekers their Self Realisation.