Governor Alfassa : He Foiled Plans to Exile Sri Aurobindo by Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee

Dear Friends, We are happy to present before our readers an extremely well-researched article, from the pen of world-renowned researcher Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee, on how Mattéo Alfassa, the elder brother of the Mother, had prevented Sri Aurobindo from being expelled from Pondicherry. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation. * Shortly before the outbreak of World War I, seriously concerned by the enigmatic presence of Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry (the then capital of French...

Publication of Shrimat Anirvan’s anthology of unpublished writings “Rachana-Vichitra”

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, Shrimat Anirvan (8 July 1896—31 May 1978) had mastered the Astādhyayi of Pānini at a very early age. After completing his formal education he renounced the world and became Nirvanananda Saraswati. But after a few years he dropped the ochre robes and changed his name to Anirvan by which name he became known to the world at large. He spent a number of years in Lohaghat (Almora) where...

The Third “Shrimat Anirvan Memorial Oration” : A Report

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, The third “Shrimat Anirvan Memorial Oration” organized by Overman Foundation was held on Saturday, 8 July 2017, at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan (8 Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata 700071). The programme was chaired by Professor Supriyo Bhattacharya, former Head of the Department of Economics, Kalyani University. The speaker was Shri Gautam Banerjee, noted speaker and exponent of Aurobindonian philosophy, who delivered a most thought-provoking lecture on the theme: “Shrimat Anirvan: The...

Summer Retreat at Madhuban: A Report

Dear Friends and Well-wishers, A Summer Retreat was organized jointly by Overman Foundation and Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre Trust, Kolkata, from 27th May to 2nd June 2017 at Madhuban, a unit of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch, situated at Talla Ramgarh, Uttarakhand. The retreat began in the afternoon of 27th May. Ms. Tara Jauhar of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch, inaugurated the session and spoke about the history and current activities of Madhuban—a most picturesque...

Twelve Photographs of the Mother’s Darshan of 24 April 1973

Dear Friends, In the months of May and June 2017, we had published fifty photographs of the Mother’s Darshan of 21 February 1973 as well as the complete video of the same Darshan in the website of Overman Foundation. As the next installment of our special series on the Mother, we are publishing twelve photographs of the Mother taken in the evening of 24 April 1973 when She had appeared for the Balcony Darshan. These...

The Mother’s Darshan Video of 21 February 1973

Dear Friends, Apropos of publishing fifty photographs of the Mother’s Darshan of 21 February 1973 in the website of Overman Foundation (see: http://overmanfoundation.org/2017/05/22/fifty-photographs-of-the-mothers-darshan-of-21-february-1973/) on 22 May 2017, we have uploaded the complete video of the Mother’s Darshan of the said date. Interestingly, this same video has been erroneously uploaded in many websites including youtube.com as the Mother’s last Darshan video. Though the quality of this Darshan video is not quite satisfactory, one can still have...

Fifty Photographs of the Mother’s Darshan of 21 February 1973

Dear Friends, On 21 February 1973, the Mother’s turned ninety-five. In the Darshan Card distributed on that day, she wrote: ‘The more we advance on the way, the more the need of the Divine Presence becomes imperative and indispensable.’ In the evening of 21 February 1973, the Mother gave Darshan from the east balcony of the second floor of the Meditation House to her disciples and devotees who had gathered on the street beneath, that...

Review of R.Y. Deshpande’s The Book of the Divine Mother by Surendra Singh Chouhan

Title: At the Motrano Retreat—The Book of the Divine Mother Author: R. Y. Deshpande Price: Rs. 525 (Five Hundred and Twenty-five) only. Number of Pages: 416. Distributor: Overman Foundation. The Context God said, “Let there be light and there was light” but seemingly displeased with the  pale  aura  of  the light, the Lord cried again imperiously in thundering voice “Let there be light” and lo and behold! There emerged from the last out post of the horizon a glorious form of radiant ‘Goddess Savitri’...

Anie Nunnally: In Memoriam by Julian Lines

Dear Friends, Anie Nunnally, President of the Board of East-West Cultural Center, author of The Golden Path and a sincere follower of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, left her body on 25 April 2017 at the age of eighty. An obituary of the late Anie Nunnally penned by Mr. Julian Lines has been published in the website of Overman Foundation along with some of her photographs. With warm regards, Anurag Banerjee Founder, Overman Foundation. *...

“Borda”—Reminiscences of Rathindranath Mukherjee by Prithwindra Mukherjee

Dear Friends, On 7 February 2017, Rathindranath Mukherjee, the eldest grandson of Jatindranath Mukherjee alias Bagha Jatin, left his physical sheath at the age of eighty-three. He was an inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, from 1948 to 1969 and one of those rare souls who had had the Darshan of Sri Aurobindo. An obituary of Rathindranath Mukherjee penned by his younger brother, Dr. Prithwindra Mukherjee, internationally acclaimed author and researcher, has been published in...