Mrs Shilpa Kudtarkar attains Sainthood
On 3 January 2019, Mrs Shilpa Kudtarkar from New Jersey, USA, who has intense yearning for God-realisation and who is always in a state of spiritual emotion (bhāv), attained spiritual level of 70% thus becoming SSRF’s 5th Saint. The blissful ceremony to felicitate her reaching Sainthood was held at the Spiritual Research Centre and Ashram in Goa, India. The ceremony was attended by 60 seekers from 19 different countries. Many others joined the live broadcast from all over the world.
During the ceremony, seekers shared what qualities they had observed in Her Holiness (H.H.) Shilpa Kudtarkar, and seekers also got the opportunity to learn from guidance she gave afterwards. Some of H.H. Shilpa Kudtarkar’s spiritual qualities that were shared were love for others, desire for others’ spiritual progress, acceptance, sacrifice and intense faith in God.
Mrs Shilpa Kudtarkar commenced spiritual practice through her parents, Dr Mangala Verekar and Mr Prabhakar Verekar, in Goa. She has immense spiritual emotion for His Holiness Dr Athavale. Due to this, when she was leaving for the USA in 1996 after her marriage, H.H. Dr Athavale spontaneously wrote the following lines, which gave her the spiritual conviction that the Guru is always with her, and that He will guide her even while in she is in the USA.
These lines were –
The gross body has limitations of time and space
How can I be with everyone, at all times
The science of Spirituality is my eternal form
In this form I always exist everywhere
H.H. Shilpa Kudtarkar is currently guiding seekers in the USA about their spiritual practice. For the past 23 years, she has dedicated her life to spiritual practice and serving God. In addition, she has converted her home in New Jersey, USA into a centre for the spread of Spirituality. Many who have visited her home have noted the high level of spiritual positivity present there. We pray that more seekers gain the opportunity to learn from H.H. Shilpa Kudtarkar and derive benefit in their spiritual practice.