The Mother’s Photographs with the Early Inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Dear Friends,

21 February 2016 marks the 138th Birth Anniversary of the Mother. As our special homage to Her, some photographs of the Mother with the early inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, have been uploaded in the online forum of Overman Foundation. While some of these inmates were renowned intellectuals and artists, there were many who were silent and dedicated workers who never came under the limelight but were an integral part of the golden period of the Ashram.

With warm regards,
Anurag Banerjee
Overman Foundation.


DattaThe Mother with Dorothy Hodgson alias Datta

031The Mother with Charu Chandra Dutt

Mother with Nolini Kanta GuptaThe Mother with Nolini Kanta Gupta

Mother with AmritaThe Mother with K. Amrita

Mother with PremanandThe Mother with Premanand Shukla

Mother with Prithwi SinghThe Mother with Prithwi Singh Nahar

32_130The Mother with Dyuman

149_9The Mother with K. D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran

200 f - 0055-1The Mother with Dilip Kumar Roy

Mother with PujalalThe Mother with Pujalal

Mother with Sudhir Sarkar 1 Nov 1954The Mother with Sudhir Kumar Sarkar

sahana_and_motherThe Mother with Sahana Devi

281The Mother with Sisir Kumar Mitra

01437_bThe Mother with Champaklal Purani

46436_562414600484372_789773379_nThe Mother with Dr. Nirodbaran Talukdar

1779837_669064223149834_791905510_nThe Mother with Udar Pinto and Charu Chandra Mukherjee (Bula)

10614364_763683140337067_7624502704777569291_nThe Mother with Pavitra

AB puraniThe Mother with Ambalal Balakrishna Purani

full - 0201-1The Mother with Vasudha Shah

Mother blessing Kapali Sastry 1951The Mother blessing T.V. Kapali Sastry

Mother blessing Violette in 1951The Mother with Violette (wife of Dr. Indra Sen)

Mother giving blessings to Satyakarma (also seen Chimanbhai, Champaklal and Kamala)The Mother with Satyakarma; also seen Chimanbhai, Champaklal and Kamalaben

Mother with AmbuThe Mother with Ambalal Patel alias Ambu

Mother with BenjaminThe Mother with Benjamin

Mother with Dr Upendra BanerjeeThe Mother with Dr. Upendra Nath Banerjee

Mother with Dr. Upen Banerji, Shyama, HarikantThe Mother with Dr. Upendra Nath Banerjee, Shyama and Harikant Patel

Mother with Dyuman, Rasendran, CounoumaThe Mother with Dyuman and P. Counouma

Mother with GangadharThe Mother with Gangadhar

Mother with HaradhanThe Mother with Haradhan Bakshi

Mother with NishikantoThe Mother with Nishikanto Roychowdhury

Mother with MP PanditThe Mother with M. P. Pandit

With Mona PintoThe Mother with Mona Pinto

Mother with Manoranjan GangulyThe Mother with Manoranjan Ganguly

969052_565346453504071_1993775561_nThe Mother with Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya

Mother and AbhayThe Mother and Abhay Singh Nahar

With Sujata NaharThe Mother with Sujata Nahar

1235967_584308834961615_342673482_nThe Mother with Gauri Bhattacharya


Photographs courtesy: Ms. Tara Jauhar, Ms. Gauri Pinto and the Archives of Overman Foundation.

19 Replies to “The Mother’s Photographs with the Early Inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

    1. Dear Sir,
      Since we wanted to upload photographs of the early inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, we did not include in this post any photograph of Satprem because he joined the Ashram in 1953 while the others who has featured in this post joined it in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
      With warm regards,
      Anurag Banerjee

  1. The rarest of the rare are these photographs showing how those embodied god heads received the benedictions from the Mother whose smile could persuade the lacerated dead heart to live and breath again! Grateful for sharing, Anurag Ji!

  2. I really enjoyed seeing this photograph of my biological mother with the DIVINE MOTHER. I recall having seen this photo many many years ago.

    Vinay Verma (known in the Ashram as a child as Kucku).
    Retired Ambassador of India.

  3. I am highly obliged to see the rare photographs of The Mother with the early inmates of the most ideal Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.I would like to request you to exhibit latter photographs for knowledge of whole mankind. With regards..,….. Pranams at the lotus feet of Shreema Sri Aurobindo.

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