When you have extraordinary aspirations to reach and explore the sky, how can you possibly settle for a mundane and ordinary life? Mumukshu Shri Niraliben Khandhar had the dream of becoming an astronomer from a very young age. She has pursued her Bachelor of Engineering (Computer) from a top college in Mumbai. She has been part of ‘Pratham’ – IIT Powai Student Satellite Project that was working on designing and setting up a groundstation to decode signals received from satellites.
The second child of Shri Shilpaben Tarunbhai Khandhar, Mumukshu Shri Niraliben was a lover of knowledge. A science geek and a book worm, it was her dream to discover that which nobody knew, explore that which nobody had seen and invent that which nobody had imagined. Since childhood, Mumukshu Shri Niraliben also had a deep interest in reading the scriptures with a goal of finding out the realities of life. But she wasn’t aware that her penchant for knowledge was going to lead her onto a path whose destiny would make her not just a scientist with knowledge about one field, but a super scientist with complete knowledge about each and every field – a Kevalgnani.
The purity and past-life sadhana of some souls is so strong that they need only one bodh vachan, one ray of truth, one spark of reality and they commence the continuation of their journey inward. Something similar happened with Mumukshu Shri Niraliben in the year of 2010 when she developed intense vairagya with one bodh vachan from Param Gurudev – “અંતે શું? હે આત્મન! અંતદર્શન એજ સ્વદર્શન!” “What at last? Seeing the end is the process of discovering your true self.” But her journey from a vairagi to a sadhak was put through the test of time and she finally attained the agna to begin her sadhak life in 2018. Throughout this period, her vairagya only grew stronger. And along with staying firm in her own vairagya, Mumukshu Shri Niraliben has also been instrumental in strengthening the vairagya of several other mumukshus. She has performed various tapp sadhanas, including both the Aymbil Olis every year from 2012 to 2018, Maaskshaman Aradhana in 2019 and several other smaller tapasyas too.
Mumukshu Shri Niraliben has been the principal lead of the entire Digital Parasdham Project since its inception – Youtube, Website and App creation, Social Media, Online Security, LIVE Webcast and every other digital initiative.
A deep admirer of scriptural knowledge since her childhood, Mumukshu Shri Niraliben has learnt Shree Dashvaikalik Sutra, Shree Sukhvipak Sutra, Shree Uttaradhyayan Sutra, Shree Acharang Sutra, Shree Tatvarth Sutra and more than 60 Jain Shaastra Thokdas.