Prime Minister Narendra Modi has participated in a programme commemorating Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary on 13th December, 2022.


About ‘Sri Aurobindo’

  • Sri Aurobindo (born Aurobindo Ghose; 15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950) was an Indian philosopher, yoga guru, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist.
  • He was also a journalist, editing newspapers such as Bande Mataram. He also contributed articles to the Bengali weekly Yugantar.
  • He was one of the founders of the youth club Anushilan Samiti which protested against the atrocities of the British government.
  • He joined the Indian movement for independence from British colonial rule, until 1910 and then became a spiritual reformer.
  • At Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo developed a spiritual practice he called Integral Yoga.
  • Alipore Bomb Case —
      • Aurobindo, a revolutionary and a militant nationalist, was charged in the Alipore Bomb Case (1906-1910) and was sentenced to jail.
      • He spent one year in solitary confinement at the Alipore Central Jail in Calcutta.
      • Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das fought his case and Ghosh was released.
  • His major works include —
      • Essays on the Gita (1922),
      • The Life Divine (1939)
      • Collected Poems and Plays (1942),
      • The Synthesis of Yoga (1948),
      • The Human Cycle (1949),
      • The Ideal of Human Unity (1949),
      • Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol (1950),
      • On the Veda (1956).