March 29, 2022

108 th Anniversary of The Mother's first arrival in Pondicherry and first meeting with Sri Aurobindo

(The Mother came to Pondicherry for the first time on 29 th March 1914)

When I came here for the first time, I felt the atmosphere of Sri Aurobindo, felt it materially at a distance of ten miles, ten nautical miles, not kilometres. It was very sudden, very concrete, an atmosphere pure, luminous, light, light that lifts you up.

As soon as I saw Sri Aurobindo I recognised in him the well-known being whom I used to call Krishna.... And this is enough to explain why I am fully convinced that my place and my work are near him, in India.

—The Mother (CWM, Vol. XIII)

The Mother returned home after her first arrival in 1914 and came back to settle in Pondicherry permanently on 24 th April 1920 .


The Delhi Ashram celebrated the Mother's first arrival to Pondicherry on 29th March 2022 with these activities: Invocation in the morning by Srila Didi, Lights of Aspiration, Musical offering by Ashram choir and reading by Tara Didi in the evening.