Yogmaya, born in 1860 in Dingla, Bhojpur, was a religious leader, women's rights activist and poet, who founded the first organization of Nepali women, the Nari Samiti for Womens Rights in 1918. She was married at an early age and was widowed within three years. After a few years, she left for Assam in India. She returned to Nepal involved in various religious activities. She also protested against injustice, corruption and blasphemes through the medium of hymns, religious songs and poems.