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Sri Aurobindo Bhawan

posted Apr 15, 2015, 3:21 AM by ThinkClickGet Admin   [ updated Jul 13, 2016, 6:33 PM ]




The majestic structure of Sri Aurobindo Bhawan near Ulsoor Lake on Gangadhar Chetty Road that runs till the Gurudwara, once belonged to the Rana of Nepal who donated the same to the society in 1973.

A quiet place to visit, the Bhawan houses meditation rooms, a library and a book sales center on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a display of Sri Aurobindo's life sketch starting from his childhood, being a revolutionary and later spiritual life.

Sri Aurobindo or Aurobindo Ghose was the editor of Bande Mataram. He became the head of the Congress Party and maintained that "complete freedom" was the goal of India's national awakening, a line that no other Congress leader was willing to take fearing prosecution from the British. Later, he was captured by the British on a false pretext and was imprisoned in the Andamans (Kala Pani). During his imprisonment he started his life as a Yogi. After his prison tenure he took up residence in Pondicherry and continued his yoga. He developed "Integral Yoga" and became a Mahayogi. He had a deeply insightful writing and has been the author of many books including the "Life Divine" of which Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was seen having a copy. The place is a "must visit" for people who want to connect with India's rich history and to know how it feels to "be Indian".