Mother is the most sacred word in the world, and it’s a special emotion for a woman to be a called a mother. But it’s an eternal boon for someone to be called mother by the entire world and Mira Alfassa was one such woman to referred as the mother. Celebrating her birthday and her contribution to the Sri Aurobindo Society, Mother’s Birth Anniversary in Pondicherry is best experienced in Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
Having been visited India in 1914 during World War I, Mother went to Japan and there she met Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore. Having being mighty inspired by him and her love for India made her come back to India in 1920. Since then, she spent all her time in India. She visited Sri Aurobindo Spiritual Retreat in 1914 and after returning back in 1920, she settled in Pondicherry. Being an ardent follower of Sri Aurobindo, Mother founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1926, when Sri Aurobindo retired into seclusion on 24th November 1926.
Being the spiritual guide to the community, her birth is a special festive occasion in Pondicherry. The Ashram where she spent her last day serves as a memorial for her followers. People visit the Ashram from all over the world on her birthday, February 21, marking Mother Birth Anniversary one of the biggest festivals in Pondicherry. The followers visit Ashram for the Darshan tour which introduces visitors to the spiritual life of Mother and her spiritual journey is well documented in the Ashram.
Mother’s Birth Anniversary in Pondicherry is celebrated on 21st February of every year.
Special Highlights/Rituals of the Festival
- The special highlight of the Mother’s Birth Anniversary in Pondicherry is the Ashram Tour which takes visitor across the spiritual journey of Mother. The Ashram has documented every stage of Mother’s life and is exhibited for the visitors. Mother also spent her last days in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.