Ceremonies and Celebration of Mrs. Usha Devi Maharjan’s Memory.

No tribute could ever come close to adequately describing 
Mrs. USHA DEVI MAHARJAN.

अनिच्चावत संखारा उत्पादवियो धम्मिनो उपज्जित्वा निरुझन्ति तेसं भूसमोसुखं!!!

Mentor, friend, wife, grandmother,great grandmother—Usha lived a life of many roles and with many talents. 
Born in Nepal 88 years ago, Mrs. Maharjan would ultimately become one of the most-beloved and well-respected person in Pulchowk. We call her an “Unofficial Mayor of Pulchowk”. She was the pillar of the community and family.

Grand son Anil and Daughter Tara.

She was not educated, however, she managed to send her two sons to China and USA to study. She admitted her grand kids and great grant kids to St. Xavier and St. Mary school and helped many underprivileged children to get into St. Xavier school and other schools in Patan. 

Helped many local people financially and motivating people in the community to do better by giving her life example.

In 1960 she worked in China with the Nepalese Ambassador Mr. Keshar Bahadur KC and took her elder son along with the family to study in China.

One year celebration of Life and Legacy of Mrs. Maharjan at the NJ Buddhist vihara.

One year celebration of Life and Legacy of Mrs. Maharjan. Due to Covid19 pandemic, I was not able to go to Nepal to conduct one year celebration so our families gathered at the NJ Buddhist Vihara to conduct the one year SARADA.

In 1972 she managed to send her 15 year old son to America to study.


Even though she was not a Rotarian she lived by Rotary’s 4 way test.

While her notoriety was great and her accolades numerous, for many in the community, she was a mentor. Approachable and authentic, Mrs. Maharjan was available to community people to help anyway possible. 

We continue to celebrate her Life and Legacy by creating a Memorial scholarship at her favorite St. Xavier School during my visit to Nepal on the occasion of the 60 day celebration . 

Monk Krishna Man performing rituals.

May she REST IN PEACE.

TRIBUTES FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILIES:

TRIBUTES AND MEMORIES FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILIES:

Sauni Didi Memories

It was in 1980, when I first came to Nepal, that I met Didi and Sauji. At that time they had a tuck shop in our school to supply stationey for the hostel students. She was very friendly with the students and spoke to them lovingly like  a mother. Later the hostel was no more and the shop also was closed. She had good rapport with all the fathers and brothers. Later every year she used to invite us to her house during Dashain for a big “bhoj” with home-made Newari raksi. She took pride in saying that this raksi is more than 30 years old. “Nathini pani janmeko thiyena”, she would often say.  It was really of excellent quality. Occasionally she would send a bottle for me saying it is cold medicine for you.

Many students remember her sitting at the guard house for long hours. When Fr.Marty Coyne was alive he was her companion near the gate.  She knew all the news and gossips around Jawalakhel and would share with Fr.Coyne. At dinner table Fr.Coyne would share the same news with us. She enjoyed the company of children and many would greet her “Namaste” at the gate, and some would take her blessing. One negative aspect of her life was that she could never accept the fact that her younger son married a “kuire” girl from the USA, though didi was very friendly and close to many American fathers for many decades !

In the last couple of years it was difficult for her to walk and someone would reach her to school and take her back home. At Dashain time she felt bad that she could not feed us due to ill health. On the occasion of important Nepali festivals she would give a party to the fathers and the maintenance staff of the school. Often she would ask about the fathers who are here and abroad, especially about those who are sick. After my mother died last year I visited her and said, “My mother is gone, now you are my mother.” She was very happy to hear that.

She had a lot her friends in Patan area and they visited her often. Though she was wealthy she liked to live a simple life. Till the last days of her life she had good memory and recognized people easily even by voice. I am happy that God did not give her much suffering in her last days and she bid us goodbye after a few days of sickness.

***We miss your loving presence at our school, Didi,

 We miss your sweet smile that refreshed us

And your love filled words that comforted us.

Thank you for being part of our lives

May you be counted in the company of the angels

 And may the Lord of love reward you abundantly***

Fr. A. V. Mathew, S.J., St. Xavier’s School, Jawalakhel

It was really sad to hear the incident and let the departed soul of our thulo muwa rest in peace.
She was such a nice person and past memories always flash back and stays permanently. She was so helpful and because of her only I got the opportunity to study in AVM and now where I stands is due to her blessing. There is no words in the dictionary to thank her and could not say anything either. She was so charming and have positive attitude. Because of the love and full of compassion she helped many more and her soul will reach to nirvana. No word ever exist but for her remembrance some words are still remaining in my heart.
My love to my loving Usha Thulo Muwa

Let the departed soul rest in peace.

My Thulo Muwa…

May my Thulo Muwa be happy and obtain the causes of happiness.

May my Thulo Muwa be free of suffering and the causes of suffering.

May my Thulo Muwa always have excellent happiness in which there is no suffering.

May my Thulo Muwa live in immeasurable equanimity free from attachment and hatred towards those near and far.

May I be able to take upon myself all the adharma of my Thulo Muwa’s so that she will be free from all sorrows in her future life.

Rajeeb Thapa

Rajeeb Thapa
Director
Energy Efficiency Power Solution Pvt. Ltd.

Keith Federman Sending my condolences. I’m very sorry for your loss Tulsi. If the values we instill in others, and the caring and kindness is legacy what we leave behind, she has left quite a legacy. Sending prayers.

Chandra Sakya Heartfelt condolence to you and your family !

Shanta Khadgi My deepest condolences to you and family Tulsi ji. May the departed Soul rest in peace.

Gyan Lal Maharjan May God bless her soul! She was just amazing!


Rup Kumar Shakya अनिच्चावत संखारा उत्पादवियो धम्मिनो उपज्जित्वा निरुझन्ति तेसं भूसमोसुखं!!!

Rajendra Basnyat Thanks to Maharajan brothers for establishing one outstanding students award in the name of Usha fufu for continuity of her attachment/legacy with St. Xavier’s school

One year death ceremony…

One year ceremony
45 day celebration

60 day celebration at the Dhayakuti Bihara and feeding senior citizens.

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The Asha Project – works in collaboration with local and international partner organizations as well as individuals and governments, to provide HOPE and OPPORTUNITIES for the people of Nepal. We thrive at the intersection of Passion, purpose and Promise.

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