Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry (or Pondicherry as it was earlier known as) is an ashram that was setup in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh, one of India’s greatest philosopher-poets, who later became a follower of spirituality and yoga.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata) in 1872. His childhood and schooling was done overseas, and he returned to India at the age of 21. He was part of the India’s freedom struggle and was also prosecuted by the British multiple times but was released later. In 1910, to escape the procecution of British, he moved to Pondicherry as it belonged to France at that time. After moving to Pondicherry, he retired from politics, and embraced yoga and spirituality. He quickly gained popularity for his philosophy on the same, had a huge number of followers.
Entry Gate to Sri Aurobindo Ashram
The ashram was setup in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh himself, along with one of his followers Mirra Alfassa. Mirra Alfassa was a Parisian mystic, painter and musician who was so very inspired by Sri Aurobindo Ghosh’s philosophy that she stayed on in Pondicherry and was a key person in establishment of the Ashram. Followers of Mirra Alfassa refer to her as ‘The Mother’.
Outside of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Today, the ashram has the mortal remains of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and Mirra Alfassa (The Mother). As you enter the clean and well maintained premises, you can see the followers offering tribute to the Samadhi.
Where to stay?
Pondicherry / Puducherry
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