Swami Ishanananda had the blessed privilege of serving Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi since his boyhood. He was initiated by Mother at a very young age and later received brahmacharya diksha from her. He served Mother from 1909 until the end of her divine play in 1920. The present book published by Advaita Ashrama, a publication house of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, is a translation of the Bengali original, Matrisannidhye. in which he describes many events from this period (1909 - 1920) of Mother’s life in vivid detail.