The Mother’s paintings

Dear Friends, The Mother once said that She began to draw at the age of eight and started to learn oil painting and other painting techniques when She was ten. She added on another occasion that at twelve She was already doing portraits. Vividly does one of Her disciples remember...

Darshan photographs of the Mother

Dear Friends, On the occasion of the Mother’s 133rd birthday, we are sharing with you some photographs of the Mother taken on 21st February 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967. We are also taking the liberty of sharing with you the recollections of Peter A. about the Darshan of 21st...

The Mother’s Last Interview

Dear Friends, From the beginning of April 1973 the Mother had become unwell while She was giving blessings. Though She rested for a few days and became a little better, She understood that meeting people and granting special interviews would no longer be possible. Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, the Mother’s confidant,...

The Mother’s Correspondence with Dilip Kumar Roy

Dear Friends, Not many people are aware of the fact that the Mother had a unique bond of love and affection with Dilip Kumar Roy (1897-1980), one of Sri Aurobindo’s most favourite disciples. Sri Aurobindo is reported to have written the maximum number of letters to Dilip Kumar Roy. Even...

Photographs of the Mother’s early years

Dear Friends, The late Pournaprema, the Mother’s youngest grand-daughter, whom we lovingly addressed as ‘Pourna-di’, has begun her book on the Mother titled A Unique Little Girl in the following words: ‘A unique little girl… Do you understand what that means? A unique little girl, is a little girl who...

The Mother’s First Essay

Dear Friends, February is the month in which, on the 21st, the Mother’s birthday is celebrated in the Aurobindonian community. To commemorate the said occasion, we would publish from this week onwards till the 28th of February a number of documents related to the Mother’s life and works every week...