Mangal Pravesh Of Pujya Ganini Shree Gyanmati Mataji at Katargam, Surat.
Ganini Pramukh Aarika Shri Gyanmati Mataji
Shri Gyanmati Mataji
A pronounced Jain Sadhvi, the first in the recent century, Pujya Ganini Gyanmati Mataji has two doctorates in literature. An distinguished interpretor of The Shatkhandagam(the great holy book of jainism) Mataji is a dignified sadhvi of the contemporary world. She was born on 22nd October, 1934 on Sharad Purnima in Tikaitnagar(Dist. Baranbaki, U.P) to Chotelal and Mohini. Mataji left home at the early age of 18 and took the oath of lifelong celibacy. After 4 years, in 1956, Mataji took her Aarika diksha from Aacharya Veersagarji Maharaj during the Samadhi Of Charitra Chakravarti ShantiSagarji Maharaj at Madhorajpura(Dist. Jaipur, Raj.)
Jiyāt paṭṭādhipastasya, sūri: Śrī virasagara:||
Śrī brahmī ganinī jiyāt, jiyādantimacandanā|
On the auspicious day of 22nd October, 1934 Chotelal and Mohini were blessed with happiness as a flower had blossomed in their life. They named their first daughter 'Maina'.