August 15th


Sri Aurobindo, a freedom fighter turned spiritual leader founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram with the Mother, his spiritual collaborator. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram, being a primary attraction for those visiting Pondicherry, overflows with devotees who often travel exclusively for the Ashram. The institution adds to the town an aura of spirituality and brings a diversity of backgrounds in Pondicherry, uplifting the cultural ambiance. In the Ashram the 15th of August is not only significant as Independence Day but also as the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Following the tradition of people being allowed to visit Sri Aurobindo on his birthday, the spiritual leader’s room still opens for “darshan” on this day, for those seeking his blessings.

Sri Aurobindo’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.

DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

Government of Puducherry