Savitri Bhavan

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Savitri Bhavan is a centre dedicated to fostering a living sense of Human Unity through spiritual education based on the vision and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The central focus is Sri Aurobindo’s mantric epic Savitri – a legend and a symbol, which the Mother has called “the supreme revelation of Sri Aurobindo’s vision".

Savitri Bhavan aims to gather and create, to house and share all kinds of materials and activities that will foster a deeper appreciation of Savitri, of the lives, work and vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and of the aims and ideals of Auroville. The activities being organised and developed at Savitri Bhavan aim to make the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother accessible to people of very different psychological types and cultural backgrounds. We approach their words for help and light, for the psychological insights and support that can show the way to a new and better kind of human life and society. We welcome everyone who longs for a higher and truer life, a brighter future for our earth and the whole human family.

Facitilites and services offered

  • Picture Gallery: The Picture Gallery displays the "Meditations on Savitri" paintings made by Huta under the guidance of the Mother, illustrating selected passages from Sri Aurobindo’s poem.
  • Reading Room: The Reading Room houses a reference collection of books and journals to facilitate study and understanding of Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri.
  • Audio-visual Collection: Savitri Bhavan offers a rich collection of recorded talks, video-films and music relating to Savitri, the life and teachings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, and the aims and ideals of Auroville, for use by groups and individuals.
  • Maison de l’Agenda de Mere – House of Mother’s Agenda: The House of Mother's Agenda was created in 1988 to provide access to the Mother’s Agenda - the Mother’s record of her sadhana from 1956–1973. It has been housed at Savitri Bhavan since 2006.
  • Programmes: A programme of regular weekly classes, courses and activities; exhibitions, musical events, guest lectures and film shows, as well as workshops, retreats and orientation sessions are offered to the interested public.
  • Reception and Information Service: The Reception Desk is open from 9-5 daily, 6 days a week, to receive visitors and answer queries. Queries from students and researchers are also dealt with by e-mail and correspondence. Books, recordings and learning-materials related to the activities of Savitri Bhavan are available from the Information Service.
  • Research: Supporting these services and activities, a team of researchers are engaged in developing materials that will foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the vision and work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and the aims and ideals of Auroville. Assistance is also offered to students and researchers in this field from around the world.


Savitri Bhavan publishes two journals of Study Notes on Savitri: Invocation in English, and Prarthana in Tamil, as well as books and pamphlets relating to the work of Mother and Sri Aurobindo and the aims and ideals of Auroville.

Exploring Sri Aurobindo's Savitri — A Legend and a Symbol:
An introductory reading list

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PDF (3 pages)


Articles about Savitri BhavanYear
SAIIER 2019:Savitri Bhavan2019
SAIIER 2018:Savitri Bhavan2018
SAIIER 2017:Savitri Bhavan2017
SAIIER 2017:Savitri Bhavan Research Activities2017
SAIIER 2017:Invocation and Prarthana2017
SAIIER 2016:Savitri Bhavan2016
SAIIER 2016:Savitri Bhavan Research Activities2016
SAIIER 2016:Savitri Bhavan Publications2016
SAIIER 2016:Construction of the Savitri Bhavan Sangam Hall2016
SAIIER Annual Report 2014-2015: Savitri Bhavan2015
SAIIER Annual Report 2014-2015: Savitri Bhavan - Learning Materials2015
SAIIER Annual Report 2014-2015: Savitri Bhavan - Publications2015
SAIIER Annual Report 2014-2015: Savitri Bhavan - Research Projects2015
SAIIER 2014:"The Traveller and the Worlds: Part One of Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri"2014
SAIIER 2014:Savitri Bhavan2014
SAIIER 2014:The Human Cycle - A Student/Teacher Guide2014
SAIIER 2014:Savitri Study Circle2014
SAIIER 2014:"Glimpses of The Mother"2014
SAIIER 2014:Flowers and their spiritual significances given by The Mother2014
SAIIER 2014:Greek Mythology in Sri Aurobindo's Writings2014
SAIIER 2013:Savitri Bhavan2013
SAIIER 2013:Savitri Bhavan research projects2013
SAIIER 2013:Savitri Bhavan learning materials2013
SAIIER 2013:Savitri Bhavan outreach activities2013
Ritam "Evolution towards Human Unity: Some passages from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother with comments on their application to Auroville"2010
Ritam "Sri Aurobindo Comes to Auroville"2008
Ritam "Providing good conservation conditions in Auroville for a unique collection of oil paintings"2006


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