Publication of “Sri Aurobindo: His Political Life and Activities”.

Dear Friends and Well-wishers of Overman Foundation, It gives me immense pleasure to announce that on 31st December 2010 Overman Foundation has published its second research project in English, “Sri Aurobindo: His Political Life and Activities”. This book comprising of 445 pages is a chronological study of Sri Aurobindo’s political life from 1906 to 1910 through British Government documents, press coverage, memoirs of his political colleagues as well as his own autobiographical account. Hundreds of...

Publication of The Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment.

Dear Friends, It gives me immense pleasure to announce that on 30 December 2010 Overman Foundation has published its first research project in English, the unabridged version of the Alipore Bomb Trial Judgment rendered by C. P. Beachcroft on 6 May 1909. A portion of this judgment emphasizing mostly on Sri Aurobindo was published in the book, “The Alipore Bomb Trial” edited by B. K. Bose in 1922. But it is only through this publication...

Sri Aurobindo’s First Poem

Dear Friends, Sri Aurobindo was once asked, in 1939, during the course of a conversation by one of his disciples: “When did you begin to write poetry?” He answered: “When my two brothers and I were staying at Manchester. I wrote for the Fox family magazine. It was an awful imitation of somebody I don’t remember.” The magazine which Sri Aurobindo had referred to was the Fox’s Weekly which saw the light of the day...

Memorial Service on Sujata Nahar

A Memorial Service dedicated to the loving memory of Sujata Nahar (1925-2007), one of the most devoted and faithful disciples of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother was held on Sunday, 12 December 2010, at the Head Office of Overman Foundation to commemorate the 85th Birth Anniversary of the great sadhika and former inmate of Sri Aurobindo Ashram who was also one of the co-founders of Mira Aditi Centre and author of the well-known series on...

Reminiscences and photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s last journey

On 9 December 1950, Sri Aurobindo’s physical sheath was put to rest in the Samadhi vault. We take this opportunity of sharing with you the reminiscences of Nirodbaran and Udar Pinto and some photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s last journey. ‘When the Mother saw that I was protesting so strongly about placing Sri Aurobindo’s body in the Samadhi, She took me by the hand and led me to His body, then asked me if I could...

A Brief Description of 5th—9th December 1950 and some more photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi

From 5 December to 9 December 1950, Sri Aurobindo’s physical sheath was kept in state for public darshan. Nirodbaran and Udar Pinto gives a brief description of the four days that followed Sri Aurobindo’s departure: ‘…the sadhaks came one by one and saw the Marvel and the Mystery, the body of the Golden Purusha in eternal sleep. And with tears of joy and grief they offered their prayer to the One who had sacrificed all for...

Reminiscences and Photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi

Sixty years ago on 5 December 1950 at 1.26 a.m., Sri Aurobindo had left His physical body. We take this opportunity of sharing with you the reminiscences of Dr. Nirodbaran, Udar Pinto and Dr. Prabhat Sanyal about the last day and hours of Sri Aurobindo’s earthly life as well as some photographs of the His Mahasamadhi. ‘On the next day [4th December 1950], he [Sri Aurobindo] emerged from the depth and wanted to sit up....

Memorial Service on Dr. Nirodbaran Talukdar

                                                                         A Memorial Service dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Nirodbaran Talukdar (1903-2006), known in the Aurobindonian community across the globe as Sri Aurobindo’s scribe and renowned for his books like Talks with Sri Aurobindo, Correspondence with Sri Aurobindo, Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo and Memorable Contacts with the Mother to name a few was held on Thursday, 18 November 2010, at the Head Office of Overman Foundation to commemorate the 107th Birth Anniversary...

Reminiscences of 24 November 1926

Dear Friends, 24 November is celebrated in the Aurobindonian community as the ‘Siddhi Day’. It was on this day in the year 1926 that the descent of Krishna, that is, the Overmind Consciousness, took place in Matter, that is, Sri Aurobindo’s body. Among the 24 inmates who were present in the Ashram when the descent occurred, seven of them have left behind their precious reminiscences of that special day. On this occasion, we take the...

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...