"One can progress through meditation, but through work, provided it is
done in the right spirit, one can progress ten times more."
Celebration days at the Delhi Branch
The courtyard lit with diyas on Diwali night
The four Darshan Days, the Foundation Day of
the Delhi Branch, and other special occasions
are celebrated, sometimes with a day-long programme.
The birthdays of Sri Aurobindo and The
Mother are well attended and the celebrations are
spread over several days. Many devotees from the
town make it a point to spend these days at the
Ashram and have their meals here as Prasad.
Musical offering by Pt. Barun Kumar Pal
Eminent speakers on various spiritual subjects
are invited on Darshan days and special days to
give enlightening talks and discourses on Sri
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.
Ashram youth present a cultural programme
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.
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