The Mother’s paintings

Dear Friends,

The Mother once said that She began to draw at the age of eight and started to learn oil painting and other painting techniques when She was ten. She added on another occasion that at twelve She was already doing portraits. Vividly does one of Her disciples remember what She spoke apropos Her own paintings. Himself an amateur with the brush, he was acutely concerned with the thoughtless scatter of her best work over many countries. She mentioned a decade in which She had done Her finest painting and said that most of the pieces had been given away to various people at different times and in different places.

The disciple said: “Should we not do something to collect them again?”

The Mother calmly replied: “Why? Is it so important?”

“Surely, such masterpieces deserve to be found and kept safely. You had taken so much pains over them”.

“It does not matter”.

“But, Mother, don’t you think there will be a loss if they are not preserved?”

Then the Mother, with eyes far away yet full of tenderness for the agitated disciple, said in a quiet half-whisper: “You know, we live in eternity”.

Today, we take the opportunity of sharing with you some of the Mother’s paintings.

With warm regards,

Anurag Banerjee


Overman Foundation.



  1. February 24, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Nice info. It would be great if info is given about the paintings such as year, details of the subject etc..

  2. sas.webteam said,

    February 24, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Beautiful excerpt about The Mother’s paintings.

  3. Shashi Kalaga said,

    February 24, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful paintings of Mother on a very auspicious day like Mother’s Final Arrival Day.

    Thanks once again.

    With warm regards
    Shashi K Kalaga

  4. R.RAVINDRAN said,

    February 24, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    its nice and feel of mothers’s painting

  5. sanjay shirwalkar said,

    February 24, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Thank you Anurag for bringing to the viewers notice some of the superb masterpieces of the Mother

  6. rachita said,

    February 24, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you so much for these lovely paintings of The Mother. Would have loved to know more about the subjects.

    • February 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      Mother has rightly said that Her paintings are eternal. Generations will certainly preserve it for posterity

      This sadhu is leaving for South Africa on March 12. We intend to present these pictures of the Mother before the devotees in the distant land.

      May the blessings of the Divine Mother and Sri Bharatabhavani be on all of us.

      • Sandeep said,

        February 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm

        > Mother has rightly said that Her paintings are eternal.


        Mother did not say her paintings are eternal. She says above “we live in eternity” implying that the artifacts produced in any single incarnation are secondary.


  7. Dr.P.R.Reddy said,

    February 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Thank you for displaying the paintings by the Mother.Even though preserving them was not in the mind of the Mother, their preservation is useful in many ways.Let the foundation think of various ways of collecting,preserving and displaying them.

  8. Alba Risso said,

    February 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    So beautiful of the Mother´s paintings. These are the gifts for us.

  9. Jaggarao Nattama said,

    February 27, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Some of these paintings are a revelation to me

  10. kalpana said,

    February 28, 2011 at 5:33 am

    Thank you for posting such a treasure, they were delightful.

  11. kalpana said,

    February 28, 2011 at 5:34 am

    they were delightful – thankyou.

  12. sanjay shirwalkar said,

    March 5, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    The Mother’s paintings are the medium through which She poured Her Consciousness, hence there is such finesse in the paintings. They might have been nothing for the Mother but for us they are a treasure that we cherish. Thanks Anurag for bringing them to our knowledge.

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