Radhe Maa (born 4 April 1965) is an Indian spiritual leader based in Borivali suburb of Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Radhe Maa's real name is Sukhvinder Kaur. She was born on 4 April 1965 in Dorangala village of Gurdaspur district in Punjab. Her followers state that she was drawn to spirituality as a child, and spent a lot of time at the KaliKali
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temple in her village. However, according to people of her village, she did not show any spiritual leanings as a child.
Kaur studied till Class X. She married Mohan Singh at age 17. She used to stitch clothes to support her husband's small income. After her husband left for Doha (Qatar) in search of a better job, she was attracted towards spiritualism. At the age of 23, she became a disciple of Mahant Ram Deen Das of 1008 Paramhans Bagh Dera Mukerian in Hoshiarpur district. Ram Deen Das oversaw her deeksha (initiation ceremony), and gave her the title Radhe Maa ("Mother Radha").
After joining the Paramhans Dera, Radhe Maa began holding satsangs. Later, she moved to Mumbai, where Manmohan Gupta — the chairman of MM Mithaiwala (a popular chain of sweet shops) — became her disciple. She moved into the Gupta family's house. There is little information about when and how she moved to Mumbai, but in 2015, Sanjeev Gupta of the Gupta family stated that she had lived in their house for the past 12 years.
During her early years in Mumbai, Radhe Maa used to frequently travel back to Hoshiarpur and Kapurthala in Punjab for satsangs. However, as she started gaining more followers in Mumbai, these visits became infrequent. Around 2003-04, a Hindu organization in Phagwara objected to her portrayal as an incarnation of goddess Durga. Subsequently, she was forced to tender an apology.
Sanjeev Gupta of the Gupta famly became a Managing Trustee of "Mamtamai Shri Radhe Guru Maa Charitable Trust". The owner of Global Advertiser, a company that controls prime-location hoardings in the city, Gupta promoted Radhe Maa's divyadarshans ("divine Darshan The term means the vision of the divine
or sight") through billboards across the city.