Mañjarī Devī Dāsī was born in Chicago in 1993 and met her guru, Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahāraja in 2015. She studied music at DePaul University for four years as well as western operatic singing before moving to Vermont in order to serve her spiritual master. Mañjarī Devī Dāsī is married to Kalki Dāsa, both of whom reside and serve at the Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram in Vṛndāvana.
Are all kīrtanas the same or are there gradations? In "Kīrtana is Not Simply Music!" Mañjarī Devī Dāsī, a professional musician, explores this point and explains the emotional impact that mundane music has on us, as compared to the transcendental nature of the Holy Name.