Uttarpara Sri Aurobindo Parishad: Celebrating Sri Aurobindo’s Legacy

The Uttarpara Sri Aurobindo Parishad holds a special place in our hearts, and for good reason! It’s not just a school, but a place deeply connected to Sri Aurobindo’s life and philosophy.

A Historic Speech Ignites a Spark

Did you know that Sri Aurobindo himself visited Uttarpara in 1909? On May 30th of that year, he delivered a powerful speech at the Uttarpara Jaykrishna Public Library ground. This wasn’t just any speech; it was a historic moment where Sri Aurobindo, for the first time, publicly shared his spiritual awakening – the “Vasudev Darshan” he experienced while imprisoned. This speech marked a significant shift in his life’s path towards spirituality.

A Community Inspired: The Birth of Uttarpara Sri Aurobindo Parishad

Fast forward to 1972, the year celebrating Sri Aurobindo’s birth centenary. Inspired by his teachings, a group of prominent Uttarpara citizens decided to establish an organization dedicated to his legacy. Thus, the Uttarpara Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Committee was born.

A Transformation and a Continued Mission

Over time, the Birth Centenary Committee had fulfilled its purpose. In 1991, it transformed into the Uttarpara Sri Aurobindo Parishad we know today. Our mission remains the same – to generate awareness and educate the public about the life, works, and philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

Spreading Knowledge Through Publications

The Uttarpara Sri Aurobindo Parishad actively works to spread knowledge about Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. We’ve published various books and journals in Bengali and English, making these valuable resources accessible to a wider audience. Here are some of our publications:

  • Savitri Anudhyam (Bengali): by Tarakdas Mitra
  • Sri Aurobindo O Hooghly Zela (Bengali): by Rathindra Chattopadhyay
  • Mayer Bhalobasa (Bengali, 2nd Edition): by Kanupriya
  • Ritam (Bengali & English): This bilingual magazine is our Parishad journal, published four times a year to commemorate important dates in the lives of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.

Join Us in Celebrating Sri Aurobindo’s Legacy

The Uttarpara Sri Aurobindo Parishad is more than just an institution; it’s a community dedicated to Sri Aurobindo’s ideals. We invite you to join us in exploring his profound teachings and their lasting impact on our lives. Stay tuned for upcoming events, workshops, and lectures – there’s always something new to learn and discover at the Uttarpara Sri Aurobindo Parishad!

Amit K
Amit K

Born and brought up in Uttarpara, Amit presently is a probasi - lives far away. However, his umbilical chord with Uttarpara has never snapped. He may not physically live in Uttarpara - but emotionally Uttarpara lives within him. This blog dedicates itself to citizens of Uttarpara - their lives, their aspirations, their hopes, their culture. Invite all to please come forward and take part in building this blog - make it as nearer to Uttarpara as possible.