Sri Aurobindo said these words while he was describing life and its various aspects. Sri Aurobindo holds an eminent position in the Indian society. His works and aims in life showed a different path to the general people of India. Shri Aurobindo Ghosh was born in a Bengali family and he was admitted in a convent school named Loreto Convent Darjeeling. He was a brilliant scholar who completed his education from King’s college and from Cambridge University. He acquired proficiencies in foreign languages like German, French, Spanish and English. The famous Aurobindo ashram is located in this territory and that makes it a favorite destination for his devotees. The Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo is celebrated on the 15th of August with great pride and is regarded as one of the grand occasions of Pondicherry.
In the year 1906, Sri Aurobindo became the principal of National University in Calcutta. At that phase of time Aurobindo engaged himself in the freedom Movement against British rule in India. Sri Aurobindo was born on 15th August and still today this day is observed with dignity and pride. The date overlaps with the Independence Day of India. The Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo is still celebrated with majesty and dignity. Both Kolkata and Pondicherry celebrate this day. On 15th August various devotees and tourists come and pay their visit to the great personality who is a sage, philosopher and patriot. The day is celebrated with grand occasion at Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry. This event is regarded as one of the main event in Pondicherry when tourists from every part of the world come and visit the holy Ashram.
Shri Aurobindo’s birth anniversary is celebrated with munificence all over India. Pondicherry holds an eminent position as he had spent few years in this place. Pondicherry and the ashram celebrate the event in grandeur and pageantry.
At first there were three Darshan days: the Mother’s birthday, Sri Aurobindo’s birthday, and the Siddhi day. In 1939 a fourth day was added: the Mother’s final arrival in Pondicherry. On these occasions, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother sat together in a small room, while the sadhaks and devotees approached one by one and offered flowers and bowed down at their feet.
After Sri Aurobindo left his body in 1950, the Mother continued to give Darshan on these days. From 1963 onwards, she gave Darshan from the terrace for five or ten minutes as she gazed upon those who had gathered in the street below.