Published on: December 14, 2022

Aurobindo Ghosh

Aurobindo Ghosh

Why in news? Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of noted Bengali scholar, poet, nationalist and spiritual guru Aurobindo Ghosh .


  • It is held at Kamban Kalai Sangam in Puducherry as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
  • Event is also marked with release a commemorative coin as well as a postal stamp in honor of Aurobindo

About Aurobindo Ghosh

  • He was an Indian philosopher, yogi, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist.
  • One of its influential extremist leaders, and then became a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution.
  • Brothers: Manmohan Ghose and Barindra Kumar Ghose
  • Worked : Under Maharaja of the Princely state of Baroda
  • Held nascent revolutionary movement in Bengal with the Anushilan Samiti.
  • Faced charges of treason for Alipore Conspiracy.
  • Aurobindo developed a spiritual practice called Integral Yoga at Puducherry
  • Literary works : The Life Divine, Synthesis of Yoga, and Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol, an epic poem.
  • Founder of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • Philosophy: Integral yoga Evolutionism, Intermediate zone, Supermind

Sisir Kumar Maitra, who was a leading exponent of Sri Aurobindo’s Philosophy