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 is not ordinary.

I believe you know her… This is the little girl who is not ordinary.

This little girl is called Mirra—Mirra Alfassa.

That is to say, right from her birth, she was called Mirra Alfassa, and her initials were M  A, MA.

From the moment she was born she was called MA.

On her clothes, on her sheets, on her dresses, there was embroidered: MA’.

Today we take this opportunity of sharing with you some rare photographs of the Mother’s early years when She was known as Blanche Rachel Mirra Alfassa. These photographs were taken between 1883 and 1898.

With warm regards,

Anurag Banerjee

Chairman,

Overman Foundation.

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15 thoughts on “Photographs of the Mother’s early years

  1. IT IS ALWAYS A GREAT INSPIRING MOMENT, WHENEVER WE COME TO CONTEMPLATE THESE GLIMPSES OF THE GIRL WHO WAS HEADING TOWARDS HER DIVINE MISSION AS THE MOTHER.
    Prithwin

  2. SO LOVING AND INSPIRING!
    AS SUCH WHILE HAVING DARSHAN OF PHOTOGRAPHS, WE TRAVEL IN A WONDERFUL AND TRANSPARENT SPACE. OUR OWN CONSCIOUSNESS FLIES SOMEWHERE HIGHER AND REMOTE LEVELS.
    IT BECOMES A TIRTH-YATRA.
    THANKS
    PARASHAR VADODARA

  3. There is also another aspect here worth noticing :
    The word Mirra is a so near to the Indian word Mira, the one who loved Her Lord.
    However, Mirra in the western world is a Cepheid star,that is very rarely visible to the naked eye. When MA was born this star was visible to the naked eye. It is thus that She was named Mirra.
    Srikant.

    1. These pictures are simply pictures of a little girl who appears a bit too well nourished . Othreidr she looks like any little girl.
      Growing up she seems to have had fun playing tennis — very blurred pictures – a rather privileged young lady in India .

  4. This is just not wonderful, but lovely and also something inspiring, ecouraging and of course pulsating. Sri Aurobindo’s non – western aggressive voice and vision to the world that she was – The invincible ‘Mother’ the great organiser and creator of an oriental educational body mixing western alacrity with indian spirituality – The Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry – She was the last ‘ Master’ of the Ashram – None better came after 1973…..She continues to remain so in ‘ Spirit’ and ‘ Realisation’. My Pranam to this Great Soul and her Guru…. The Ved Vyasa of Modern India

    Nirmalya Mukherjee
    Kolkata
    09.02.2011

  5. The glimpses of Her are live experiences to interact with a kind and radiant soul and enjoy the bliss.
    Hey Ma! May our souls be enlightened with the divine work that you have willed for us!

  6. 14. NIRMALA
    O’ How sweet child my mother. Ever I will be your loving daughter and never forget you since I am always thinking of you. You are the POWER OF TRUTH

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