The Mother’s Photographs with the Early Inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Dear Friends,

21 February 2016 marks the 138th Birth Anniversary of the Mother. As our special homage to Her, some photographs of the Mother with the early inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, have been uploaded in the online forum of Overman Foundation. While some of these inmates were renowned intellectuals and artists, there were many who were silent and dedicated workers who never came under the limelight but were an integral part of the golden period of the Ashram.

With warm regards,
Anurag Banerjee
Overman Foundation.


DattaThe Mother with Dorothy Hodgson alias Datta

031The Mother with Charu Chandra Dutt

Mother with Nolini Kanta GuptaThe Mother with Nolini Kanta Gupta

Mother with AmritaThe Mother with K. Amrita

Mother with PremanandThe Mother with Premanand Shukla

Mother with Prithwi SinghThe Mother with Prithwi Singh Nahar

32_130The Mother with Dyuman

149_9The Mother with K. D. Sethna alias Amal Kiran

200 f - 0055-1The Mother with Dilip Kumar Roy

Mother with PujalalThe Mother with Pujalal

Mother with Sudhir Sarkar 1 Nov 1954The Mother with Sudhir Kumar Sarkar

sahana_and_motherThe Mother with Sahana Devi

281The Mother with Sisir Kumar Mitra

01437_bThe Mother with Champaklal Purani

46436_562414600484372_789773379_nThe Mother with Dr. Nirodbaran Talukdar

1779837_669064223149834_791905510_nThe Mother with Udar Pinto and Charu Chandra Mukherjee (Bula)

10614364_763683140337067_7624502704777569291_nThe Mother with Pavitra

AB puraniThe Mother with Ambalal Balakrishna Purani

full - 0201-1The Mother with Vasudha Shah

Mother blessing Kapali Sastry 1951The Mother blessing T.V. Kapali Sastry

Mother blessing Violette in 1951The Mother with Violette (wife of Dr. Indra Sen)

Mother giving blessings to Satyakarma (also seen Chimanbhai, Champaklal and Kamala)The Mother with Satyakarma; also seen Chimanbhai, Champaklal and Kamalaben

Mother with AmbuThe Mother with Ambalal Patel alias Ambu

Mother with BenjaminThe Mother with Benjamin

Mother with Dr Upendra BanerjeeThe Mother with Dr. Upendra Nath Banerjee

Mother with Dr. Upen Banerji, Shyama, HarikantThe Mother with Dr. Upendra Nath Banerjee, Shyama and Harikant Patel

Mother with Dyuman, Rasendran, CounoumaThe Mother with Dyuman and P. Counouma

Mother with GangadharThe Mother with Gangadhar

Mother with HaradhanThe Mother with Haradhan Bakshi

Mother with NishikantoThe Mother with Nishikanto Roychowdhury

Mother with MP PanditThe Mother with M. P. Pandit

With Mona PintoThe Mother with Mona Pinto

Mother with Manoranjan GangulyThe Mother with Manoranjan Ganguly

969052_565346453504071_1993775561_nThe Mother with Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya

Mother and AbhayThe Mother and Abhay Singh Nahar

With Sujata NaharThe Mother with Sujata Nahar

1235967_584308834961615_342673482_nThe Mother with Gauri Bhattacharya


Photographs courtesy: Ms. Tara Jauhar, Ms. Gauri Pinto and the Archives of Overman Foundation.



  1. ujjwalkbose said,

    February 22, 2016 at 5:05 am

    These Photographs instantly connect a devotee with the Mother & The Ashram. Excellent gift on Mother’s Birthday.

  2. Surendra sngh chouhan said,

    February 22, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Dear Anurag –
    This is just wonderful .
    Surendra s. chouhan – saice -69

  3. kolni said,

    February 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Awesome graphic document. Seems only lacks Satprem.

    • February 23, 2016 at 7:35 am

      Dear Sir,
      Since we wanted to upload photographs of the early inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, we did not include in this post any photograph of Satprem because he joined the Ashram in 1953 while the others who has featured in this post joined it in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
      With warm regards,
      Anurag Banerjee

  4. tadurymadhavaraone said,

    February 22, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    The rarest of the rare are these photographs showing how those embodied god heads received the benedictions from the Mother whose smile could persuade the lacerated dead heart to live and breath again! Grateful for sharing, Anurag Ji!

  5. b.mohanty said,

    February 23, 2016 at 12:59 am

    superb work, sir

  6. Aravindan said,

    February 23, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Thank you for sharing this collection… Feel blessed..

  7. Kirit Thakkar said,

    February 23, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Dear Anurag,

    So kind of you. Delighted to see photographs with names of sadhak.


  8. Dr.P.R.Reddy, Retd Earth scientist said,

    February 24, 2016 at 5:57 am

    Thank you for sharing these excellent photos.

  9. February 24, 2016 at 11:52 am


  10. Vinay Verma said,

    February 25, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I really enjoyed seeing this photograph of my biological mother with the DIVINE MOTHER. I recall having seen this photo many many years ago.

    Vinay Verma (known in the Ashram as a child as Kucku).
    Retired Ambassador of India.

  11. Narendra Amin said,

    February 25, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Really wonderful collection of the rare of the rarest pictures of Divine with old inmates of THE LORD & THE MOTHER.

  12. Purnendu Ghosh said,

    February 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Dear Anurag, These photos bring us more closer to our beloved Mother. Thank and Regards

  13. Subhash t. said,

    November 2, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Thank you so much for posting such photos of Divine Mother.
    It is beautiful work
    With good wishes

  14. Kolnikov Bertalanffy said,

    November 8, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Superb collection, many thanks. will share some if don’t mind 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: