The divine founders of Sri Aurobindo Ashram

This Ashram has been created with another object than that ordinarily common to such institutions, not for the renunciation of the world but as a centre and field of practice for the evolution of another kind and form of life which would in the final end be moved by a higher spiritual consciousness and embody a greater life of the spirit.

— Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga, p. 847

The founder of Delhi Branch

Shri Surendra Nath Jauhar, 'Faquir', popularly known as 'Chachaji', was a patriot and karmayogi who founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Delhi Branch and The Mother’s International School under the direct supervision of the Mother, was born on 13th August 1903. He hailed from Vahalee village, Jhelum district, Punjab, now in Pakistan, and had his early education at Dayanand Anglo-Vedic High School. Chachaji placed his services at the disposal of the Indian National Congress, and along with his wife, actively participated in the struggle for Independence.

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Sri Aurobindo Ashram — Delhi Branch

Mother's handwriting with Delhi Ashram consecration

Interview with The Mother by Surendra Nath Jauhar

This is an interview of The Mother by Shri Surendra Nath Jauhar, recorded on 11-May-1967. Click here to read the transcript of this interview.

Paintings in Meditation Hall of Delhi Ashram
Credit: Shri Bratin Khan

Photos of Delhi Shrine
Credit: Shri Naval Singh

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