Yogacharya Sakuntala Pandya is lovingly referred to by Kriya students as Ma. She first met Paramahamsa Hariharananda in Jagannath Puri in 1976. In July of that year, Gurudev initiated her into Kriya Yoga. Since that time, she has been assisting spiritual seekers on the path of Kriya Yoga.
Yogacharya Sakuntala Pandya is married and is the mother of five children. Along with her duties as a homemaker, she is active in community service and is skilled in acupressure.
Following the path of Kriya Yoga has been a life changing experience for her. Throughout the day she is blessed with inner peace and abundant energy. She wishes that all people would learn Kriya Yoga and receive the divine benefits of this wonderful technique.