February 21st

Mira Alfasa, called by her devotees the Mother, was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, the freedom fighter who turned into a spiritual leader. She came to Pondicherry for the first time in 1914, during the Second World War, and met Sri Aurobindo. The Mother settled in Pondicherry in 1920 and eventually founded the Ashram with Sri Aurobindo in 1926, to establish a living practice of their philosophy.

The Ashram remains an intriguing and important aspect of Pondicherry, continuing to attract tourists and devotees throughout the year. On special occasions of the Ashram, people flood the streets of Pondicherry to visit the Ashram. One of the most important dates in the Ashram is the birthday of the Mother, 21st February. Owing to the tradition of devotees seeking the Mother’s “darshan” in her room, there is a day-long visit held on this day.

Mother’s Birth Anniversary

Forget the race, visit Pondicherry. A city of bon vivants- heritage, peace, delicious food and memories in store just for you. Come once, you will come again.


Government of Puducherry