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The Mother and Sri Aurobindo
All can be done if god-touch is there.

Savitri.

On February 21st, 2019, The Mother's Birthday

On Feb 21, 2019, Sri Aurobindo Ashram- Delhi branch celebrated the 141st birth anniversary of The Mother.

The Ashram was decorated with portraits of The Mother adorned with flowers. Devotees thronged the Ashram in great numbers to show their love for Her. Vast array of flowers were strewn along the walkway leading to the meditation hall where devotees sat in meditative silence. The assortment of dahlias was particularly remarkable. Bakery products (chocolate cakes, peanut, almond and cashew cookies, murmure namkeen, and bread), tailoring unit clothes (dhoti, suit, frocks, baba suits, nighties, salwar-kameez, fancy bags) and paper products (marbelled papers, pen stands, diaries, photo frames, lamp shades, chit pads etc.) were displayed on exhibition-cum-sale. All the products were made by our vocational trainees.

The main program was set for the evening where a cultural show was put up by vocational trainees, aspirants and an ashramite at The Hall of Grace. The event began with lighting of candle by Tara didi. The theme of the show centred on core teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. The importance of a holistic way of life achievable through perfect balance between the mind and the body was demonstrated through exercises. Participants exhibited yoga mudras. They formed pyramidal structures using their bodies to demonstrate strength and stability. Female participants showcased a performance on Kalaripayattu. This form of martial arts considered one of the oldest in the world draws from fighting techniques of animals. The students aptly demonstrated rudimentary exercises to enhance related movements.

The last performance, based on folklore from Uttarakhand, invoked Goddess Nanda Devi.
The event came to a close with the invoking of the Divine Mother
Ya Devi sarva-bhuteshu,
Vidya rupen sansthita,
namastasye namastasye namastasye namo namah


The audience then gathered at the dining hall for a sumptuous snack of tea and cakes. After this hour-long tea-break, from 6.15 PM onwards, all the devotees assembled near the Samadhi lawns for participating and witnessing the March Past, and Lights of Aspiration. March past is performed on all Darshan days as a salute to the Mother as well as Mother India. In a smooth continuation with the March Past is performed what we call “Lights of Aspiration” where the participants make beautiful formations holding two lit diyas, symbolizing the psychic aspiration in their hearts. Immediately after this, everyone present moved silently to the Meditation hall, where the ashram choir alongwith Tara didi led a meditative bhajan-singing and reading from Sri Aurbindo’s The Mother. The day ended with distribution of the Darshan day cards to all present and prasad. Many devotees stayed back for dinner toof.
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