On March 21st at 12 noon, year 1923, Shri Mataji was born in Chindwara (Central India), which is located on the longitude of the Tropic of Cancer. Coincidentally the Holy City of Mecca is also on the Topic of Cancer. Seeing the beauty of this child who was born with a spotless brilliance and very bright shining eyes, they called her Nirmala, which means 'Immaculate'. "When I was born, there was darkness around. I thought - how would I tell the people and how to give them realization?"