Siddheshvari Devi Ji (Didi Ji) was born in the northern part of India. Even as a little girl, she derived great happiness while visiting places of worship. Her formative years were spent in Canada, and as a teenager, she was contemplating the purpose of life and the phenomenon of death. Convinced that life has a much higher purpose than merely eating, sleeping and accumulating wealth, she was not attracted in the least by the promise of a financially rewarding career.
Didi Ji graduated from York University in Toronto with an Honors degree in Linguistics. After graduation, Didi Ji’s spiritual quest led her to Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj. Didi Ji made a pilgrimage to India, spent two years in Bhakti Dham Ashram and learned directly from Shri Maharaj Ji the intricate mysteries of the Vedas and other scriptures. Shri Maharaj Ji declared during her very first visit that He would grant her the service of preaching His message to the West. She began performing this service in 1987.