Photographs of the Mother’s Last Journey

Dear Friends, On 20 November 1973 at 8. 20 a.m., the Mother’s physical body, which was kept in state since the early hours of 18 November, was put to rest in the Samadhi. The description of the Mother’s last journey from the Meditation Hall to the Samadhi vault, which was published in the November-December (1973) issue of Mother India, the Ashram journal, is as follows: “A casket was made of one-inch-thick rosewood and the inside...

Nolini Kanta Gupta’s Message for 17 November 1973

Dear Friends, A few hours after the Mother left her physical body on 17 November 1973 at 7.25 p.m. Nolini Kanta Gupta had issued two statements. We take this opportunity of sharing them with you today on the occasion of the Mother’s Mahasamadhi Day.                                                                                                                    (1)  “The Mother’s body belonged to the old creation. It was meant to be the pedestal of the New Body. It served its purpose well. The New Body will come.     ...

Our Forthcoming Publications

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, It gives me immense pleasure to announce to you all that three projects undertaken by Overman Foundation are ready for publication. The first project is in Bengali and it is an anthology of about thirty-four unpublished poems of Nishikanto, the great poet of Sri Aurobindo Ashram whom Sri Aurobindo had called “The Brahmaputra of Inspiration.” The second project is a study of Sri Aurobindo’s political life through British...

Poems of Rajnarain Bose on Dr. Krishnadhan Ghose

Dear Friends of Overman Foundation, It has been decided that we shall share with you from time-to-time some of our archival treasures. And to begin with, we are publishing four poems written by Rajnarain Bose (1826—1899), Sri Aurobindo’s maternal grandfather and the famous leader of the Brahmo Samaj, on Dr. Krishnadhan Ghose (1844—1892), his eldest son-in-law and Sri Aurobindo’s father.  These poems were written sometime in the year 1869 when Dr. Krishnadhan Ghose had gone...

A Message from the Chairman

Dear Friends, Ever since we have launched the online research facility at Overman Foundation in September 2010, we have received a wonderful response from all those who are a part of the Aurobindonian community. We receive e-mails from many people with the request of informing them about the nature of the research materials we possess. But at times we receive certain e-mails in which we are asked about the “price” of our primary materials.  For...

More Invaluable Treasures

Dear Friends of Overman Foundation, You are all aware that we have received the Mother’s sari and blouse and a cloth-piece of Sri Aurobindo as gifts from two senior sadhikas of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. Allow me to inform you that we have received more of such invaluable treasures. The treasures include objects used by the Mother and Sri Aurobindo and have been gifted to Overman Foundation by Shrimati Vasanti Rao. We have also been...

Two Precious Gifts

Dear Friends, It gives me immense bliss to announce to you all that Overman Foundation has received two precious gifts from two senior sadhikas of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. And the gifts are a sari with a blouse worn by the Mother and a piece of cloth belonging to Sri Aurobindo. These rare gifts will adorn the shrine of Overman Foundation and be brought out for public darshan on special occasions. With warm regards, Anurag...

The First “Auro-Ratna Award” Ceremony: A Report

The inaugural “Auro-Ratna Award” ceremony took place on Friday, 27th August 2010, at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. The first recipients of the Award were Shri K. D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran, Prof. Arabinda Basu, better known as ‘Arindam-da’ in the Aurobindonian circle and the late Jugal Kishore Mukherjee. The ceremony took place at three different locations considering the age of Shri K. D. Sethna and Prof. Arabinda Basu. In the early hours of the...

Inauguration of the Online Research Facility at Overman Foundation

On Saturday, 4th September 2010, Overman Foundation launched its online research facility for researchers and scholars who are keen to work on the lives and works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The inauguration ceremony, which took place at the Head Office of Overman Foundation at 7 p.m. began with the rendition of the Mother’s organ music. Mrs. Sanghamitra Banerjee, eminent film actress of the Bengali film industry inaugurated the facility and described the concept...

A Message from the Chairman

Dear Friends, As you are aware we, at Overman Foundation, are working to create an online research facility which would be officially launched soon. In the past three months we have acquired an invaluable collection of Government documents and press coverage related to Sri Aurobindo’s political activities of the period 1906-1910. And you are also aware of the generous gifts of photographs and unpublished letters made to Overman Foundation by Shri Nirmal Singh Nahar and...