On 5 December 1950 at 1:26 a.m., Sri Aurobindo the “Colonist from Immortality” had left His physical sheath as a supreme act of sacrifice for the sake of mankind. To quote the words of the Mother: “Sri Aurobindo was not compelled to leave his body, he chose to do so for reasons so sublime that they are beyond the reach of human mentality.” In the bygone years several photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s mahasamadhi have been published in the online forum of Overman Foundation.
Today, on the occasion of His 70th Mahasamadhi Day, seventy photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s mahasamadhi have been uploaded in the website of Overman Foundation. These photographs were taken by Robi Ganguli, Vidyavrata Arya, Venkatesh and Chimanbhai Patel. In some of the photographs, Champaklal Purani (Sri Aurobindo and the Mother’s most faithful attendant) is seen seated near Sri Aurobindo’s feet.
We are also taking the opportunity to share with our readers a brief video (compiled from ‘The Mother on Sri Aurobindo’) in which archival footage of Sri Aurobindo’s mahasamadhi is shown. This video has been uploaded in the youtube channel of Overman Foundation.
To watch the video, kindly click on the following link:
With warm regards,
Seventy Photographs of Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi
Photographs courtesy: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry; Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch and Archives of Overman Foundation.