Devaki Ma was born on January 4, 1952, in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, of middle-class Brahmin parents. Well-educated, with an advanced degree in physics (Master of Philosophy), she was senior lecturer in physics at Sri Sarada College in Salem, South India at the time of her historic pilgrimage to Tiruvannamalai in 1986 when she met her Master, Yogi Ramsuratkumar. Devaki Ma was named by Yogi Ramsuratkumar as his “Eternal Slave” for the unwavering devotion and constant care she gave to him throughout his life. He took Mahasamadhi in 2001, and is entombed in the temple of his ashram. Devaki Ma continues to live at the ashram where she maintains a life of constant spiritual practice and service, inspiring all her Master’s devotees, and all who visit this sacred site.