Shobha Mitra : The Story of a Dedicated Soul by Anurag Banerjee

Dear Friends, On Wednesday, 31 July 2019, the Aurobindonian community lost a great music maestro and a creative genius with the passing away of Shobha Mitra at the age of eighty-five. She belonged to the rare class of composers who believed in the philosophy of ‘Art for the Divine’s sake’...

Years with my Mentor: K. D. Sethna by Goutam Ghosal

Dear Friends, K. D. Sethna (25.11.1904 — 29.6.2011) was a Parsi sadhak who joined Sri Aurobindo Ashram at the age of twenty-three in December 1927. He was a noted poet, author, scholar and cultural critic whose published works include more than fifty titles. In 1930 he received the name of...

Five Videos of the Mother

Dear Friends, We are taking the opportunity of sharing with you five videos of the Mother which have been uploaded in the youtube channel of Overman Foundation. In the first video, the Mother is seen meeting a team of Soviet gymnasts who had visited the Sri Aurobindo Ashram on 2...

Kusum-ben Nagda: In Memoriam by Anurag Banerjee

Dear Friends, On Sunday, 12 May 2019, one of the senior-most inmates of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram community as well as one of its most loved members breathed her last at the Ashram Nursing Home. With her passing away, the community has lost one of those blessed ones who had...

One Hundred and Eighty-Two Photographs of the Mother with Pavitra

Dear Friends, Philippe Barbier Saint-Hilaire (16.1.1894—16.5.1969) was a French sadhak who graduated from the prestigious École Polytechnique with a degree in engineering in 1914. During the First World War he served as an artillery officer. After the end of the war, he joined the Ministry of Transport and Communications in...

Dr. Aster Patel awarded the “Auro Ratna Award” for the year 2018

Dear Friends and Well-wishers, The ninth ‘Auro Ratna Award’ ceremony was held on Sunday, 25th November 2018, at the ‘Hall of Harmony’ in Pondicherry; hosted by Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, the ceremony was attended by a number of members of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville including Shri Manoj...

Chum: the Silent but Radiant Jewel by Anurag Banerjee

                                                   Chum: the Silent but Radiant Jewel There are people who speak a lot but convey nothing substantial. And there are people — alas, only a handful — who don’t speak much but convey a lot through their silence or soulful expressions of their eyes. In spite of their silent...

Washing of Sri Aurobindo’s Clothes by Chitra Sen

Clothes used personally by Sri Aurobindo or in his service were taken care of by different people who washed, ironed, and when needed, mended them. Sri Aurobindo’s clothes were washed by Champaklal, Moti-ben, Anjali, Bibha and later by Nalina for a few days. These clothes were ironed by Nalina and...

Photographs of the Mother’s Darshan of 24 April 1963 and 1966

Dear Friends, The Mother came to Pondicherry for the first time and met Sri Aurobindo on 29 March 1914. In February 1915 She went back to France and after a sojourn in Japan returned to Pondicherry for good on 24 April 1920. About the anniversary of Her final return to...