Brahma Kumaris is a worldwide spiritual movement dedicated to personal transformation and world renewal. Brahma Kumaris was Founded by Pitashri Brahma in 1937, in Sind, Pakistan. In 1950, the Institution’s World Headquarters shifted from Karachi (Pakistan) to India at Mount Abu (Rajasthan) in the lap of Beautiful Aravali Ranges. The Institution has spread its network of Godly services in many parts of India and to 137 countries with unshaken faith and devotion. After the ascension of Prajapita Brahma to the subtle world in 1969, Rajyogini Dadi Prakashmani Ji was appointed as the Administrative Head of the Institution. Later Rajyogini Dadi Janki Ji, became the Administrative Head of this great organization in 2007 when Rajyogini Dadi Prakashmani Ji left her mortal coil. She has played a pivotal role in spreading the Godly Message of peace, love, truth and harmony in almost all the countries of the world, Even at the age of 102, she is tirelessly and successfully leading this Global Institution. Brahma Kumaris has had an extensive impact in many sectors as an international NGO. However, their real commitment is to help individuals transform their perspective of the world from material to spiritual. It supports the cultivation of a deep collective consciousness of peace and of the individual dignity of each soul.
The spiritual headquarters of Brahma Kumaris is in Mount Abu, India. At a national level, activities are generally coordinated by local people in alignment with the spiritual principles of Brahma Kumaris, working in accordance with the laws of the land. Activities of international interest are coordinated regionally from offices in London, Moscow, Nairobi, New York and Sydney.
The role of women as spiritual leaders
Brahma Kumaris is the largest spiritual organisation in the world led by women. It was the founder, Prajapita Brahma Baba, who chose to put women in front from the very beginning, and it has set Brahma Kumaris apart on the stage of the world’s religions and spiritual organisations. For over 80 years their leadership has been characterised by steady courage, a capacity for forgiveness and a deep commitment to unity.
Although women hold the top administrative positions, the women who hold these positions have always made decisions in partnership with the men. It is a partnership and consensus model of leadership, based on respect, equality and humility. As such, it stands as an exemplar of accomplished and harmonious jurisdiction.