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Mirra Alfassa or 'The Mother' of Auroville was the spiritual collaborator and companion of Sri Aurobindo, the great Hindu sage, seer, scholar, poet, patriot and guru. She was prolific writer, artist, and musician, and founder of the spiritual city of the future - Auroville in Pondicherry, India.

The Mother's real name was Blanche Rachel Miriam Alfassa and she was born on February 21, 1878 to her Egyptian mother and Turkish father settled in Paris, France.

This year, the Aurobindo Society will celebrate the Mother's 135th birth anniversary on Thursday. The Mother's room at Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry will be open for 'Darshan' for devotees and there will be a collective meditation in the Ashram from 6:00 to 6:30 am.

The Mother came to Pondicherry to meet Sri Aurobindo in 1914. She herself wrote in her memoir, "The moment I saw Sri Aurobindo, I knew it was he who had come to do the work on earth and that it was with him I was to work." The Mother returned to Pondicherry in 1920 never to go back again.

In 1926, when Sri Aurobindo retired into seclusion in 1926, she founded Sri Aurobindo Ashram along with a two dozen other disciples of Aurobindo and became the spiritual benefactor of the growing community. In 1968, the Mother founded an international township in the outskirts of Pondicherry called 'Auroville - the City of Dawn,' named after her master Sri Aurobindo. Read Full Article

February 19, 2013 at 5:54 am
(1) Arindam Gupta says:

Million thanks for this excellent article! With the Mother and Sri Aurobindo a completely new era of spiritual evolution of mankind has been ushered in. A giant leap for mankind.

February 19, 2013 at 10:29 am
(2) Mukherjee says:

Thanks …great to read your article on our Divine Mother..a very speciel spiritual atmosphere on this earth.

February 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm
(3) shanti maharaj says:

like the great mother my birth and early education is trinidad, i am an american citizen by choice but there is a hunger and thirst for the the great bharat. my consciousness as i wake and retire at the end of the day is to visit the meenakshi temple and hanuman murti in chenai. been to bharat twice and everytime i return i miss it with deep longing to return almost immediately. i do believe my soul left my material body in another lifetime in bharat and now wishes to return to the mithi of bharat in this lifetime. jai bajarangbali. this is the land of my grandparents who honored bharat – in their hearts and very core of their being.

February 21, 2013 at 1:17 am
(4) Purushotham says:

Like Sri Aurobindo said , the Mother is really an Avatar and i experienced the same during my first visit to pony on 17 November 2000 (The Mother’s Mahasamadhi day)

“The One whom we adore as the Mother is the Divine Conscious Force that dominates all existence, one and yet many-sided that to follow her movement is impossible even for the quickest mind and for the freest and most vast intelligence.” The Mother p.19.

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