Under the guidance of exalted Rupanuga Gaudiya Vaisnavas, Srimati Uma Didi has been studying the theory and practice of bhakti-yoga for over four decades. In her youth, she received the mercy of Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Goswami Maharaja and his eminent disciple Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Goswami Maharaja. In 1970, she accepted diksa initiation from her divine master Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Goswami Maharaja, also a disciple of Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Goswami Maharaja, and she began traveling from her home in West Bengal, India to the most sacred of holy places, Sri Vrndavan Dham, and receiving instruction on bhakti from Srila Vamana Maharaja and Srila Trivikrama Maharaja's illustrious godbrother, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Goswami Maharaja. In 1986, Uma Didi renounced her family's home and took up permanent residence within Sri Kesavji Gaudiya Matha in Mathura, India, where she heard daily classes from Srila Narayana Maharaja for the next twenty years. Throughout this time, she has served as a source of instruction and inspiration for many sincere souls visiting the Matha with the aspiration to do bhakti.
On the order of her beloved siksa guru, Srila Narayana Goswami Maharaja, Uma Didi is preaching the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu around the world* even at her advanced age. In her classes on bhakti-yoga, Uma Didi imparts the knowledge of unalloyed bhakti that she received from her spiritual teachers without deviation. She has been universally praised for her unique ability to weave complex philosophical truths of the Gaudiya Vaisnava scriptures with simple modern examples to create an easily accessible and comprehensible subject matter for listeners of all backgrounds and experiences. Her vast knowledge and experience, in addition to her sparkling personality, make her instruction on bhakti-yoga simply a delight for her audiences.
* around the world: USA, Holand, Germany, Italy, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong, China and Malaysi