Anandmayi Ma was an Indian spiritual leader. She was born as Nirmala on 30th April 1896 to the orthodox Vaishnava Brahmin family. As a person of remarkable piety, sanctity, and wisdom, she came to the notice of both simple people and famous figures of India.
During the span of her sojourn in the country over two dozen beautiful Ashrams in her name and quite a few charitable institutions have been established in different places which are rendering yeoman service to the nation.
She was described as "the most perfect flower the Indian soil has produced."She had left her physical frame on August 27, 1982. Her body was laid in Maha Samadhi at Shree Shree Anadmayi Ashram in Kankhal. A beautiful new shrine christened “Ananda Jyoti Peetham” has come up there which is being ceremonially inaugurated on the auspices Akshay Tritiya day – May 1, 1987. Her statue is also being installed there the same day.
The Department of Post has issued the commemorative postage stamp in honor of Shree Shree Ma Anandmayi in 1987.
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