'Darshan' at Lakshmi's House

The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2017: Darshan Day

The Mother guides, helps each according to his nature and need, and, where necessary, herself intervenes with her Power enabling the sadhak to withstand the rigours and demands of the Path.

She has placed herself - with all the Love, Peace, Knowledge and Consciousness that she is - at the disposal of every aspiring soul that looks for help.

- Sri Aurobindo


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2017: Darshan Day


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2017: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry and a calendar from the Institute.


Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi Day

5.Dec.2016: Darshan Day

Mahasamadhi Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.



To express our gratitude to Sri Aurobindo we can do nothing better than to be a living demonstration of his teaching.

- The Mother


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2016: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2016: Darshan Day


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2016: Darshan Day

We read, we try to understand, we explain, we try to know. But a single minute of true experience teaches us more than millions of words and hundreds of explanations.

So the first question is: How to have the experience?

To go within yourself, that is the first step.

And then, once you have succeeded in going within yourself deeply enough to feel the reality of that which is within, to widen yourself progressively, systematically, to become as vast as the universe and lose the sense of limitation.

These are the first two preparatory movements.

And these two things must be done in the greatest possible calm, peace and tranquillity. This peace, this tranquillity brings about silence in the mind and stillness in the vital.

This effort, this attempt must be renewed very regularly, persistently. And after a certain lapse of time, which may be longer or shorter, you begin to perceive a reality that is different from the reality perceived in the ordinary, external consciousness.

The Mother


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2016: Darshan Day


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2016: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi Day

5.Dec.2015: Darshan Day

Mahasamadhi Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.

O mortal, bear this great world's law of pain,
In thy hard passage through a suffering world
Lean for thy soul's support on Heaven's strength,
Turn towards high Truth, aspire to love and peace.
A little bliss is lent thee from above,
A touch divine upon thy human days.
Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
For through small joys and griefs thou mov'st towards God.


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2015: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2015: Darshan Day


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2015: Darshan Day

Anniversary of the Mother's arrival at Pondicherry for permanent stay

Collective Meditation was held around Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and the distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2015: Darshan Day


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2015: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi Day

5.Dec.2014: Darshan Day

Mahasamadhi Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2014: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2014: Darshan Day


Songs by Shri Sounak Chattopadhyay

15.Aug.2014: A musical offering on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

An offering of songs at the Hall of Light


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2014: Darshan Day

Anniversary of the Mother's arrival at Pondicherry for permanent stay

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and the distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Centenary of The Mother's first meeting with Sri Aurobindo

29.Mar.2014: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The centenary of the Mother's first meeting with Sri Aurobindo at the Guest House (29.3.1914 - 29.3.2014) was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.

Her heart unveiled and his to find her turned;
Attracted as in heaven star by star,
They wondered at each other and rejoiced
And wove affinity in a silent gaze.
A moment passed that was eternity’s ray,
An hour began, the matrix of new Time.
'Savitri', Book 5, Canto 2


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2014: Darshan Day


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2014: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2013: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2013: Darshan Day


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2013: Darshan Day

Anniversary of the Mother's arrival at Pondicherry for permanent stay

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and the distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2013: Darshan Day

The Mother's 135th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • Offering of Devotional Songs by Smt Sraboni Sen
  • Drill display by students, teachers and staff
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Devotional songs by Smt. Sraboni Sen

21.Feb.2013: A musical offering on The Mother's Birthday


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2013: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2012: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2012: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 140th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past by TFFS Students
  • Drill-display by TFFS Students
  • Teacher's performance and Drill-display
  • The Principal's Address
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Collective Meditation
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House

The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2012: Darshan Day

Anniversary of the Mother's arrival at Pondicherry for permanent stay

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and the distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2012: Darshan Day

The Mother's 134th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • Drill display by students, teachers and staff
  • Musical Offering at Hall of Light
  • Charts on 'Flowers - their spiritual Significance'
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2011: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 139th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past, Drill-display and Program by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • The Principal's Address
  • Charts on Sri Aurobindo's Humour by TFFS Students
  • Musical Offering by Shri Swapan Gupta

The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2011: Darshan Day

The Mother's 133rd Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • Drill display by students
  • Offering of Songs by Smt. Swastika Mukhopadhyay
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2010: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 138th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past, Drill-display and Program by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • The Principal's Address
  • Charts on Sri Aurobindo by TFFS Students
  • Offering of 'Puratoni Bangla Gaan' by Shri Buddhadev Guha

The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2010: Darshan Day

The Mother's 132nd Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • Drill display by students
  • Offering of Songs by Shrimati Manini Mukhopadhyay
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2009: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 137th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past, Drill-display and Program by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Charts on Sri Aurobindo by TFFS Students
  • Offering of devotional songs by Shri Supratik Das
  • Inauguration of 'Freedom' at Galerie La Mere

The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2009: Darshan Day

The Mother's 131st Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • March-past and Drill display by students
  • Offering of Devotional Songs by Shri Srikumar Chattopadhyay
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere
  • Charts on The Mother by students

Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2008: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 136th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Charts on Sri Aurobindo by TFFS Students
  • Offering of songs at Hall of Light
  • Inauguration of 'Freedom' at Galerie La Mere

The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2008: Darshan Day

The Mother's 130th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • March-past and Drill display by students
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2007: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 135th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past and Drill-display by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Offering of Patriotic Songs by Smt. Subhra Guha
  • Inauguration of 'Freedom' at Galerie La Mere

The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2007: Darshan Day

The Mother's 129th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • March-past by students
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere
  • Offering of Devotional Songs by Smt. Swapna Ghoshal

Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2006: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 134th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Offering of Patriotic songs by Pandit Arun Bhaduri at Hall of Light
  • Inauguration of 'Freedom' at Galerie La Mere

The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2006: Darshan Day

The Mother's 128th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • March-past and Drill-display by students
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere
  • An offering of devotional songs by Smt Rachaita Roy in the 'Hall of Light'

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Darshan Room

Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House - SAIoC

In Lakshmi's House, a special room, called the 'Darshan Room', seeks to recreate here the physical setting in Sri Aurobindo's Ashram and His room in Pondicherry. The room is opened for visitors on Darshan Days, to invoke the Master's and The Mother's Presence in silent moments of aspiration.

The Mother's Chair in the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House - SAIoC

The room is also kept open for individuals on their birthdays.

From the viewpoint of the inner nature, the individual is more receptive on his birthday from year to year, and thus it is an opportune moment to help him make some progress each year.

- The Mother





Darshan Message

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

 


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