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Sri Aurobindo Parishad

Uttarpara cherishes a special association with Sri Aurobindo. It is here on, 30th May, 1909 that Sri Aurobindo delivered his historic "Uttarpara Speech" at Uttarpara Jaykrishna Public Library ground before a ten thousand strong crowed. In this speech he revealed, for the first time, his "Vasudev Darshan" in the prison cell and indicated a shift in his life towards the spiritualism.

While celebrating Sri Aurobindo's birth century celebration in 1972, few eminent citizens of Uttarpara decided to set up an organization dedicated to Sri Aurobindo. A steering committee was set up in the same year. The committee tried to build a building in memory of Sri Aurobindo, but could not accomplish it for certain constraints.

Library of Aurobindo Parishad

In 1991, Uttarpara Sri Autobindo Birth Century Committee was transformed into Uttarpara Sri Autobindo Parishad, as the former outlived its relevance. Initially the Parishad functioned in Jai Krishna Public Library. It was in 1999 that Sri Debasis Mukhopadhyay very generously permitted the Parishad to carry out its activities from the Ist floor of his residential building Sarasi Kunja at 150, G T Road, Uttarpara.

Uttarpara Sri Autobindo Parishad is engaged in generating and sustaining public awareness about the life, works and philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the mother. Periodical talks are arranged not only on Sri Autobindo and the mother but also on the life and spiritualism of famous Indians. The Parishad is controlled by a Trust and run by a steering committee. Mrigyanka Bhusan Bandopadhyay is the first President of the Trust.

Aurobindo Parishad has published many books and journals, some of which are described below:

Savitri Anudhyam (in Bengali) - Tarakdas Mitra
Sri Autobindo O Hooghly Zela (in Bengali) - Rathindra Chattopadhyay
Mayer Bhalobasa (in Bengali, 2nd edition) - Kanupriya
Ritam - A Bilingual (in Bengali and English) Magazine


Meditation room of Aurobindo Parishad adorns huge photographs of Mother and Sri Aurobindo

Ritam - the Parishad Journal is published 4 times a year to commemorate dates significant in the lives of Sri Aurobindo and the mother w

30th May - Uttarpara Speech Day
15th Aug - Sri Aurobindo's Birthday
24th Nov - Sri Aurobindo's Siddhi Divas
21st Feb - Birthday of the mother

The first issue of Ritam was published on 30th May, 2002. The magazine contains writings on Sri Aurobindo and the mother as also on art, culture and spiritual heritage of India. The magazine has been well received by discerning readers.

Lack of a suitable accommodation of its own stands in the way of the Parishad in carrying out its activities. We appeal to the public to help us procure a suitable land/building so that the aims and objectives of the Parishad find their fulfillment.

Men behind Aurobindo Parishad


Uttarpara Speech (30 May 1909)
-by Sri Aurobindo


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