Celebration days at Sri Aurobindo Ashram
Eminent speakers on various spiritual subjects are invited on Darshan days and special days to
give enlightening talks and discourses on Sri Aurobindo’s teachings.
To rejuvenate the energy,
to use the talents and potentials of young people of the Ashram, cultural programme and
physical demonstrations are organized twice in a year.
Padma Shri Prahlad Singh Tipanya
Padma Shri Prahlad Singh Tipanya ji brought the mystic poet
Kabir alive for all of us through his most simple and soulful rendering of some of Kabir's
The message of Kabir for all seekers, to give the mind centered on the One; the simple
joy of love and remembrance of the One, and the most profound truth of the Supreme housed on
every living being these were some of the themes of the songs offered of the riches still
living in the wisdom of 'past' yogis and mystics, combined with the simple beauty of our folk
Special Days of Spiritual Significance and Activities
12 February : Ashram Foundation Day (all day programme)
21 February : Darshan Day and The Mother’s Birth Anniversary
29 February : Supramental Day
29 March : Anniversary of The Mother’s first arrival in Pondicherry
4 April : Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo’s arrival in Pondicherry
23 April : Foundation Day of The Mother’s International School
24 April : Darshan Day and The Mother’s final arrival in Pondicherry
April – June : Various camps (Study camps, adventure (youth) camps, etc at Nainital)
August : Sri Aurobindo’s Birth Anniversary Celebration (around 15 August; Lecture Series from 6 pm on several
13 August : Birth Anniversary of Sri Surendra Nath Jauhar ‘Faquir’
15 August : Darshan Day and Sri Aurobindo’s Birthday
2 September : Samadhi Day of Sri S.N. Jauhar ‘Faquir’
October : Various camps (Study camps, adventure (youth) camps, etc at Nainital
Variable date : Diwali – Festival of Light
17 November : The Mother’s Mahasamadhi Day (Day of silence)
24 November : Darshan Day and Siddhi Day. March Past and Satsang at 6 p.m.
5 December : Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi Day. Satsang at 10 a.m. and 6.30 p.m.
25 December : Christmas: 'The Descent of Light'. Satsang at 7 p.m.
31 December : Midnight meditation and calendar distribution.