Rajyogini Dadi Ratan Mohini
Dadi (elder sister) Ratan Mohini (which means one who attracts jewels, or the most beautiful jewel) is the current chief administrative head of Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidhyalay (Godly Spiritual University) after the passing of Dadi Gulzar on 11 March 2021. See this photo taken when Dadi was assigned as the chief of BKWSU.
Dadi's Life Story
Ratan Mohini dadi, whose birth name was Lakshmi, was born in a reputed and religious family on 25 March 1925 in Hyderabad, Sindh which is now in Pakistan. As Dadi describes herself, she was shy talking, but a very good student. She used to dedicate most of her time to education. When came in Gyan (in contact with the Brahma Kumaris), she was only a 13 year old. While since childhood, she had some inclination towards worshipping and spirituality, but she had no idea that life would bring her so near to God.
Dadi's First Experience
Dadi described her first experience with Om Mandli (early name of Brahma Kumaris group) as below:
“I was about 13 year old. During my school holidays, my mother took me to a Satsung on Bhagavad Gita which was held in our town. I went and occupied the first row. Baba (Brahma) came and sat. The satsung started with Om Dhwani. Instantly as I heard the Om Dhwani from baba’s mouth, I felt deep inner peace and went in a trans. As far as I remembrered, I lost consciousness from the surroundings, and felt as if this is some higher power speaking through this person… In around an hour the satsug ended, but I kept starring at baba… He saw and called me up. My mother shaked me to consciousness and I reached to baba and asked him some questions about today’s satsung (since I didn’t remember anything). He explained me… I felt a fatherly connection with him. Since that day, slowly, my journey began…”
Early Journey with Om Mandli (BK)
This way Dadi Ratan gave us a brief encounter with her life journey in her 2002 interview. Lakshmi realised it early that it is some higher power (God) who is speaking this knowledge through Dada. While initially her family did not support, but later, they allowed and Lakshmi (Dadi Ratan, as renamed in 1937-38) decided to dedicate her life in this spiritual study as taught at the Om Mandli Satsung. From since, her story is connected with the story of Om Mandli group (of around 284 souls) who formed the base of this godly organisation.
"My family were a great devotee of Krishna and Radha, and even I used to pray during early mornings before school. As a child, I had no idea of what God is, nor I would have ever thought that God himself would be my teacher." - Dadi Ratan, in her 2002 interview.
Dadi is currently serving as the chief administrative-head of the Yagya (Brahma Kumaris). And she has also served as the following:
• Chairperson of the Youth Wing of the Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation
• Director of the Personnel Department of BK Headquarters at Mt. Abu
• Zonal Head of Brahma Kumaris Centres in Rajasthan Zone
• Director of Teacher’s Training Program in India
Introduction & Interview
A deep thinker
Insightful speaker on any spiritual subject
Always ready on service
Makes everyone happy
Dadi exemplifies a life of purity, peace and elevated purpose.
Ratan Mohini dadi is seen as an ideal Brahma Kumari by many.