Sri Aurbindo Ashram
Looked upon by the Mother and Sri Aurbindo, the Ashram was established in
1955. However the concept was originated in the year 1926 on 24th November.
With 24 disciples and Mirra Alfassa (who later on came to be known as Mother
to the world), the Sri Aurbindo Ashram developed into a full fledeged
Ashram. The Sri Aurbindo Ashram is a Public Charitable Trust formed by
Mother. The main Aim of the Ashram is to develop the Yoga Shakti - a power
which can be utilized to work for the humanity. The whole concept revolves
around achieving Sat- chit - ananda - Supreme Consciousness.
» Location - Bureau Central, Information Centre of Sri
Aurobindo Ashram, Cottage Complex, 3, Rangapillai Street, Pondicherry
» Accessibility - Bus Services, Cabs - Easily reachable by
» Best time - December to January
» Visit Timings - 06:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m. *Timings are subject
» Membership Fee - No fee. Further detail on enquiry from the
» Other Branches - Arkansas Ozark Sri Aurobindo Center P.O. Box
10, Hwy. 43, Ponca, AR 72670 USA; Canada
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
The Founders and believers of the concept of the Selfless Duties, these
are revered no less than Gods. The basic ideology is to attain the
highest without renunciation from the world.
MatriMandir, an important place for the Sadhaks of Sri Aurbindo Ashram.
No one is taken here on their first visit.
Sri Aurbindo Ashram
The Ashram has been formed to maintain the ideology of healthy and
cheerful people - who have achieved the blessings of God, spread the
happiness to all others. The works here are done to attain the ideology
that a new world will be made - with equality, full spirited people -
engaged in making the world happy and free spirited. Great care is taken
to develop a healthy mind and Body. No religion is practised here.
Happiness in oneself and spreading this happiness is considered to be
the main Reiligon which is practised here. The Smile which comes from
within is thought of Divine.
A day in Ashram :
Early Morning Morning Meditation which has to be completed before
6 o'clock in the morning
Yoga and its Practice in addition to the Spiritual sayings of The
Mother or Father
Studying Yoga and music. Doing work in various departments of the
Ashram like itchen, garden, dispensary, farms, art gallery,
playground, guest houses and so on.
Doing Designated Work in the Evening
There are a number of Departments in the Ashram like the Library,
Ayurvedic Centre, Photo Section, Sanskrit Department, Theatre, Dance and
Music Hall, Embroidery Section, Guest Houses and so on. The Sadhaks help
and work to maintain all these.
Sat-chit-ananda - the Supreme Consciousness, is the Concept and feeling
one has to achieve here. It is not a easy job, for where other emphasize
on liberating oneself from the birth and death cycle of life, Sri
Aurbindo teaches to bring down that relation with God or feeling of
happiness back to world and spread it all over. He harness people how to
be happy and then spreading the smile to others. According to the
satchitananda, the sadhaks of the internal yoga must spend one third of
their life in useful work. The work done is to get rid of ego, rajas and
desire - which are the seals of ignorance.
The Concept of Ultimate Truth
Doing Yoga and achieving the God means the will to overcome all
attachments and look towards the divine power for peace and solace....-
This is the concept which is followed by all the followers of the Sri
Aurbindo Ashram.. So all the work which is done by the Sadhaks is in way
of improving the work so that it becomes suitable to offering to the
divine. And the work is done without remuneration - to empower
selflessness. Yoga and Meditation are the main force behind the selfless
work done by the Sadhaks or the members of the Aurbindo Ashram.
- When you reach Sri Aurbindo, ask for a Guided
Tour. In the Tour you will be taken for a trip to Samadhi, given
collective meditation, taken for exhibitions and a round about of
the Ashram in the Ashrams Auto care Services.
- Don't wear a skimply clad cloth here. Though
there are Forigen Sadhaks in the Ashram, they love to respect the
fully covered people
- If you do not get accommodation in the Ashram
for any reason, there are a number of hotels and restaurants around
the Ashram to take shelter..
- There are TTC Express Bus Service, TPTC General
Bus Service and a nearby Railway Station to take you to the Ashram.
- Visitors from abroad must be registered in the
government's Foreign Registration Office and only few of the guest
houses are authorized to do so. Make further enquiry before reaching
- Being a Spiritual Disciple is a tough task, ask
each and every detail if you intend to be one. Ask if you be allowed
to meet you family members afterwards or vice versa.
- Its a Strictly Vegetarian place and one has to
abide by it.
- Some Ashrams have membership fee, some don't. Be
Clear about the Membership Fee at the first place.
- For any other assistance, feel free to talk to