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The Mother

01    ■     Before 1892. Childhood. France

1879 - 1891
Childhood

 

02    ■     1892–1914. France, Venice, Algeria, Pondicherry

1895 - 1896
France

1901
Venice

1902
France

1903 - 1905
Algeria

1911 - 1914
Paris, Motherís house

1912
France

1914
Pondicherry

 

03    ■     1916–1920. Japan

1916
Japan

1917
Japan

1918
Japan

1919
Japan

1920
Japan

 

04    ■     1926–1931. Pondicherry, Ashram

1926 - 1929

October 1930

June 1931

 

05    ■     1949

1949
Playground. March past

18 October 1949
Tennis Ground

18 October 1949
Playground. Pranabís birthday

 

06    ■     1950

1950
Balcony Darshan

1950
Playground. Distribution of school prizes

1950 - 1952
Guest House courtyard. Class

23 April 1950
Meditation Hall. Blessings

23 April 1950
Playground. Gymnastic marching

24 April 1950
Meditation house. Darshan

24 April 1950
Balcony Darshan

25 April 1950
Meditation house. Blessings

25 April 1950
Courtyard by Meditation house. ďVegetable DarshanĒ

25 April 1950
Tennis Ground. The Mother playing tennis

25 April 1950
Old Laboratory (Playground). Class

18 October 1950
Playground. Pranabís birthday

24 November 1950
Balcony Darshan on Siddhi Day

 

07    ■     1951

1951
Meditation Hall. Blessings

1951
Guest House courtyard. Class

1951
Playground. Physical Education Activities

1 January 1951
Meditation Hall. Blessings

24 April 1951
Tennis Ground. Sri Aurobindo International Centre inauguration

24 April 1951
By Samadhi

24 April 1951
Upstairs Meditation Hall

1 May 1951
Playground. Sports prizes

1 July 1951
Sports Ground

December 1951
Playground. Sports prizes

1 December 1951
Playground. School prizes; final rehearsal of annual school programme

25 December 1951
Playground. Stamp Exhibition

 

08    ■     1952

1952
Sports Ground

1952
Playground. Daily distributions and childrenís decorations

1952
Tennis Ground. The Mother playing tennis

1952
Guest House courtyard. Class

1 January 1952
Playground. Sports prizes

1 January 1952
Sports Ground

6 January 1952
Opening of the Centre of Education

9 January 1952
Sports Ground

21 February 1952
Boxing ring

21 February 1952
Wrestling pit

21 February 1952
Playground. Salute, cultural programme

21 February 1952
Playground. Sea-Shell Exhibition

21 February 1952
Playground. Evening. The Motherís birthday

24 April 1952
Centre of Education. Opening of the music section

24 April 1952
Opening the body building gymnasium

1 July 1952
Sports Ground

5 July 1952
Guest House courtyard. Taraís birthday

1 September 1952
Playground. Sports prizes

December 1952
Centre of Education. Openinh of the Library

1 December 1952
Gymnasium Hall. School prizes

3 December 1952
Playground. Salute, march past

 

09    ■     1953

1953
Atelier and the Power House

1953
Pavitraís room. The Mother playing the

1953
Playground. Sports prizes

6 January 1953
Centre of Education. School anniversary day

21 February 1953
Playground. The Motherís birthday. Salute, etc

21 February 1953
Playground. Opening of the Asana room

21 February 1953
Gymnasium Hall. Exhibition on Evolution

24 April 1953
Playground. Parade

24 April 1953
Meditation house, upstair Meditation hall. Messages on Darshan day

1 May 1953
Playground. Sports prizes

1 July 1953
Sports Ground. Salute

24 November 1953
Centre of Education. Exhibition ďFlowers in YogaĒ

 

10    ■     1954 (before October)

1954
Meditation Hall. Blessings

1954
Playground. Salute

After 1954
Ashram Library (Rue Saint Martin)

1 January 1954
Cocotier

6 January 1954
Centre of Education. School anniversary day

21 February 1954
Playground. Salute

21 February 1954
Playground. Prasad

24 April 1954
Balcony Darshan

26 April 1954
ďHarpagon WorkshopĒ (Honesty Engineers and Contractors)

1 July 1954
Sports Ground. Salute

15 August 1954
Playground. The Mother declare Her double Nationality

29 August 1954
Sports Ground. Inauguration of the Band Quarters

3 December 1954
Centre of Education. School prizes

 

11    ■     1954 (October)

5 October 1954
Meditation house. Durga Puja

7 October 1954
Meditation house. Victory Day

11 October 1954
Meditation house. Laksmi (Kojagara) Puja

12 October 1954
Atelier and the Power House

25 October 1954
Meditation house. Kali Puja (Naraka Chaturdashi)

 

12    ■     1954 (November-December)

November 1954
Playground. Important visitors: R. K. Nehru

        

1 November 1954
Meditation house. Blessings on Merger Day

1 November 1954
Balcony Blok. Darshan on the Merger day

2 December 1954
Playground. Salute

 

13    ■     1955

6 January 1955
Centre of Education

16 January 1955
Playground. First visit of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru

28 January 1955
Meditation house. Saraswati Puja

21 February 1955
Centre of Education. Childrenís exhibition

26 March 1955
Aroume. Exhibition of Chinese Paintings

July 1955
Library house. Exhibition on Germany

1 July 1955
Sports Ground. Salute

15 August 1955
Golconde. Japanese Exhibition

15 August 1955
Exhibition Hall. Photographic Exhibition

1 September 1955
Playground. Salute

        

1 September 1955
Playground. Sports prizes

29 September 1955
Playground. The second visit of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi

15 November 1955
Meditation house. With Dr. Rajendra Prasad

December 1955
Sports Ground. Salute

 

14    ■     1956

1956
Theatre

20 February 1956
Exhibition Hall. Embroidery Exhibition

18 March 1956
Ashram Island

2 April 1956
Playground. With the Russian Gymnasts

3 April 1956
Sports Ground. With the Russian Gymnasts

4 April 1956
Meditation Hall. Blessings

24 April 1956
Balcony Blok. Darshan

15 August 1956
Exhibition Hall. Photographic Exhibition

1 September 1956
Swadeshi Cotton Mills. Opening

1 September 1956
Sports Ground. Salute

24 November 1956
Exhibition Hall. Dollís Exhibition

29 November 1956
Theatre. Dress rehearsal

December 1956
Theatre. Talking to the casts

December 1956
Park Guest House

December 1956
Sports Ground. Salute

Circa December 1956
Sports Ground. Salute

9 December 1956
Cazanove

9 December 1956
Poultry farm

 

15    ■     1957

1957
Balcony Blok. Darshan

6 January 1957
Centre of Education

21 February 1957
Swimming Pool

22 February 1957
Ayurvedic Dispensary

18 March 1957
Ashram Island

1 July 1957
Sports Ground. Salute

November 1957
Theatre. Discussing

1 December 1957
Theatre. Discussing

5 December 1957
Le Faucheur

8 December 1957
Premi House

 

16    ■     1958

4 January 1958
Achyut House

4 January 1958
Hutaís house

20 February 1958
A Flower Show

20 February 1958
Theatre. A message for All India Radio

20 February 1958
Theatre, Dancers

21 February 1958
The Motherís room. The Mother on Her 80th birthday, cutting a huge cake

21 February 1958
Theatre Courtyard. The Mothreís 80th birthday celebrations

22 February 1958
Ayurvedic Dispensary

18 March 1958
Ashram Island

September 1958
Senteurs, the new perfumery section

18 October 1958
Playground. Pranabís birthday

20 October 1958
Meditation house. Kumari Puja

November 1958
Theatre. With the visiting artists

11 November 1958
Dr. Sanyalís old clinic

5 December 1958
Le Faucheur

 

17    ■     1959

1959
Balcony Blok. Darshan

4 March 1959
Playground. Sports prizes

18 March 1959
Ashram Island

12 April 1959
New Horizon sugar Mills site. Laying the foundation stone, prasad

5 September 1959
Playground. Sports prizes

5 December 1959
Le Faucheur

9 December 1959
Hand Made Paper Factory. Opening, going round

 

18    ■     1960

4 January 1960
The Motherís room and staircase

6 January 1960
The Motherís room and staircase

7 January 1960
Staircase to the Motherís room

9 January 1960
The Motherís room

12 January 1960
The Motherís room and staircase

14 January 1960
The Motherís room

20 January 1960
The Motherís room

        

27 January 1960
The Motherís room

February 1960
Mme Nobuko Kobayashi and the Mother

February 1960
Playground. Ashram Band; programme

2 February 1960
The Motherís room

12 February 1960
The Motherís room

March 1960
Atelier; the Power House

13 March 1960
Playground. Sports prizes

12 June 1960
Ambalal House

15 September 1960
New Horizen Sugar Mills Factory. Opening, prasad

November 1960
Sports Ground. Annual Demonstration

5 December 1960
Le Faucheur

9 December 1960
N.H. Stainless Steel Factory. Opening, prasad

25 December 1960
Theatre. Christmas day

25 December 1960
World Union Office (Rijutaís House)

 

19    ■     1961

24 April 1961
Playground. Salute

24 April 1961
Playground. Sports prizes

14 May 1961
New Horizen Sugar Mills Factory. Inauguration of the Matrimandir

23 August 1961
Ashram Press. Visit, prasad

18 October 1961
Dr. Sanyalís house

24 November 1961
Playground. Sports prizes

16 December 1961
Jhun Jhun Home

25 December 1961
Theatre. Christmas day

 

20    ■     1961-1963

1961 - 1963
The Mother in Her room

 

21    ■     1963

1963
The Mother in the music room

21 February 1963
Terrace Darshan

24 April 1963
Terrace Darshan

15 August 1963
Terrace Darshan

24 November 1963
Terrace Darshan

 

22    ■     1964

21 February 1964
Terrace Darshan

29 February 1964
Terrace Darshan

29 March 1964
Terrace Darshan

15 August 1964
Terrace Darshan

        

15 August 1964
The Motherís room. The Motherís Mudras

15 August 1964
The Motherís room. Close up of The Motherís face

15 August 1964
The Motherís room. First cancellation of Sri Aurobindoís stamps

15 August 1964
The Motherís room

 

23    ■     1965

1965
Motherís Room

21 February 1965
Terrace Darshan

15 August 1965
Terrace Darshan

15 August 1965
Motherís Room

24 November 1965
Terrace Darshan

14 December 1965
Motherís music Room

14 December 1965
Motherís Room

17 December 1965
Motherís music Room. The Mother with Surendra Nath Jauhar

 

24    ■     1966

21 February 1966
Terrace Darshan

21 February 1966
Motherís Room

25 April 1966
Terrace Darshan

23 June 1966
Motherís music Room

15 August 1966
Terrace Darshan

21 October 1966
Terrace Darshan

24 November 1966
Terrace Darshan

4 December 1966
Motherís music Room. The Mother with Anil Jauhar

24 December 1966
Terrace Darshan

 

25    ■     1967

January 1967
Motherís bathroom

21 February 1967
Terrace Darshan

10 April 1967
Motherís Room

24 April 1967
Terrace Darshan

4 May 1967
Motherís Room (morning)

4 May 1967
Motherís Room (afternoon)

15 August 1967
Terrace Darshan

18 October 1967
Motherís Room

8 November 1967
Motherís Room

24 November 1967
Terrace Darshan

29 December 1967
Terrace Darshan

 

26    ■     1968

21 February 1968
Terrace Darshan

21 February 1968
Motherís room

29 February 1968
Terrace Darshan

29 February 1968
Motherís room

24 April 1968
Terrace Darshan

15 August 1968
Terrace Darshan

24 November 1968
Terrace Darshan

22 December 1968
Terrace Darshan

 

27    ■     1969

21 February 1969
Terrace Darshan

24 April 1969
Terrace Darshan

5 July 1969
Motherís room

15 August 1969
Terrace Darshan

14 September 1969
Motherís room

6 October 1969
Motherís room

24 November 1969
Terrace Darshan

 

28    ■     1970

21 February 1970
Terrace Darshan

24 April 1970
Terrace Darshan

5 July 1970
Motherís room, lanch

5 July 1970
Motherís room

15 August 1970
Terrace Darshan

24 November 1970
Terrace Darshan

 

29    ■     1971

21 February 1971
Terrace Darshan

24 April 1971
Terrace Darshan

5 July 1971
Motherís room

15 August 1971
Terrace Darshan

24 November 1971
Terrace Darshan

 

30    ■     1972

21 February 1972
Terrace Darshan

21 February 1972
Motherís room

5 March 1972
Motherís room

24 April 1972
Terrace Darshan

15 August 1972
Terrace Darshan

15 August 1972
Motherís room

24 November 1972
Terrace Darshan

 

31    ■     1973

21 February 1973
Terrace Darshan

24 April 1973
Terrace Darshan

15 August 1973
Terrace Darshan

 

32    ■     1949-1970

1950 - 1959
Balcony Darshan

1963 - 1969
Terrace Darshan

1950 - 1959
Meditation house. Blessings

1949 - 1952
Tennis Ground. The Mother getting out of Her car and playing tennis

Perhaps 1950 - 1951
Tennis Ground. Varia

1952 - 1960
Sports Ground

1949 - 1961
Playground. Salute, guard of honour, parades etc

1949 - 1961
Playground. Physical Education Activities, orchestra

1951 - 1961
Playground. Sports prizes

18 October 1949 - 18 October 1960
Playground. Pranabís birthday

1950 - 1954
Playground. Prasad

1949 - 1958
Playground. Christmas Day

1949 - 1958
Playground. Christmas Day

1954 - 1955
Playground. Important visitors: Uchharangrai Navalshankar Dhebar

1950 - 1959
Playground, a stage. Dance performance

1952 - 1957
Centre of Education

1954 - 1960
Dining Room Terrace

1957 - 1960
Hutaís house

Perhaps 1958
Mehra House

Perhaps 1958
Rijutaís house

Perhaps 1958
Satpremís house

1959 - 1961
Ashram Island

1950 - 1961
Miscellaneous

 

33. The Motherís feet

 

34. Video

1950 - 1962
Balcony Darshans

1962 - 1973
Terrace Darshans

1950 - 1959
Meditation house. Blessings and Pujas

15 May 1972
Motherís room. First cancellation of Sri Aurobindo Birth Centenary Stamp

7 October 1956
Playground

1952
Guest House courtyard. Class

6 January 1953
Centre of Education

1952 - 1959
Sports Ground

1949 - 1952
Tennis Ground

18 March 1959
Ashram Island

1959 - 1961
Sugar Mills

20 February 1958
Theatre courtyard

28 February 1968
Auroville

 

35    ■     November 1973. Mahasamadhi

        

17 November 1973
Mahasamadhi

 

36 ■ Manuscripts

In Russian