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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I Contribute ?

Where can I find the answers of my questions?

Who are The Mother and Sri Aurobindo?

What is Sat-sang? When is next meeting on line?

Where is Sri Aurobindo Ashram located?

How do I travel to Pondicherry?

How do I move about in Pondicherry?

When is a good time to visit the Ashram?

What passes do I need in the Ashram?

Telephone Numbers of some Guest Houses around Ashram

Telephone Numbers of some Ashram Departments

How do I Contribute ?

You may write your nature of contribution to Admin along with your e-mail address. Kindly note that we do not accept any monetary contribution .

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Where can I find the answers of my questions?

you may go to sat-sang and if seekers are on line ,may chat with them otherwise You can send a mail .

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Who are The Mother and Sri Aurobindo ?

Kindly go to Light endlesslight page and you will find all the details.

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What is Sat-sang ?

The meaning of Sat-sang is to sit together for imploring the Truth Consciousness . It is a platform for the Like minded people who understand the limitations of human consciousness and of the body and aspires for Light, Freedom, Truth and Immortality .

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When is next meeting online?

It is a privilege , Take active participate and if seekers agrees, you will be notified by the e-mail.

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Where is Sri Aurobindo Ashram located?

The Ashram is located right next to the bay of Bengal in the eastern part of Pondicherry, a small city and a union territory of modern India. Pondicherry was a French colony before India regained its political freedom in 1947. It is located 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Madras, the capital of Tamil Nadu state and a major city in the southern India. To get a better idea of the geographic location of the Ashram, take a look at the following maps.

Pondicherry map - Over View and Around Ashram Main building

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How do I travel to Pondicherry?

You can fly to Chennai (Madras), on one of the several airlines. If your first destination in India is elsewhere, you can fly to Chennai by one of the several local airlines, or else take the train. If you are geographically close to Chennai, you can also take a bus.

If you reach Chennai at night, it is best to stay in a hotel for the night and resume in the morning.

Once you are in Chennai, you can take a taxi from the airport or the railway station to go to Pondicherry. If you have reserved in advance, the Ashram's Autocare Services will pick you up either at the airport, hotel or railway station. Alternatively, you can take a bus from one of several bus services in Chennai.

**Using the autocare TAXI is not only safest but also cheaper than hiring a TAXI from Madras. You can make a reservation with autocare by Email (autocare@vsnl.com) or phone (01191-413-223 3695 or 98430-38773). Alternatively, you can take a bus also, from one of the several bus services in Madras. One among them that is well known is the TTC (Tiruvalluvar Transport Corporation). Taking a bus is less comfortable and inconvenient if you have lot of luggage, but is the cheapest mode of transport between Madras and Pondicherry. It costs less than a dollar by bus.

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How do I move about in Pondicherry?

If you stay close to the Ashram, you can manage by walking. If you are far off, you may need a bicycle or a moped. Some guest houses rent bicycles, mopeds and scooters. These also can be rented in the town.

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When is a good time to visit the Ashram?

India is a tropical country and can be very hot for a westerner even in the winter time. Although there are places in India ranging from moderate to cool climates, most of India, particularly the southern India and our destination "Pondicherry" can be considered to be very hot for a typical westerner. Given that, the best time to make a trip to Pondicherry for a westerner would be the winter, any time between November and February.

Also the period between November and March is the most eventful and the busiest time in the Ashram as 90% of the important days for the Ashram fall in this period.

The other busy period is in August, because of Sri Aurobindo's birthday on the 15th of August.

If you are not concerned about the climate and prefer to avoid the crowds, then a good time for you to visit the Ashram can be March - July or September - October.

If you want to see Mother's room, you have no choice but to go on Nov 17 or Feb 21. If you want to see Sri Aurobindo's room, you can go on any of the Darshan days or on your birthday. The April 24th, day of Mother's final return to Pondicherry is considered to be the least crowded Darshan day.

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What passes do I need in the Ashram?

When you are admitted into a guest house they normally give you the Ashram pass needed for attending Ashram activities like collective meditation at the play ground, etc. The other thing you need is the dining room pass. Guest house managers issue daily or weekly passes. If you could not get space in a guest house and had to stay in a hotel, the Bureau central Office can help you with both the Ashram pass and the dining room passes.

 

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Telephone Numbers of some Guest Houses around Ashram

The Country Code for India is 91.
The Area Code for Pondicherry is 0413.
When dialing from outside India, the zero in the area code needs to be omitted.
For example, from the US, dial 01191-413 followed by the local number.

Cottage GH                                                   223 3610
Garden GH                                                    223 3698
Good GH                                                      233 6142
International GH                                            233 6699, 2221812
Karnataka Nilayam                                         223 3699
New Sweet Home                                          223 3635
Oriya Nilayam                                                223 3643
Park GH                                                       222 4644, 223 3644
Ramakrishna Bhavan                                     223 3692
Samarpan                                                    233 8972
Seaside GH                                                  233 6494, 222 1825

 

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Telephone Numbers of some Ashram Departments

The telephone Numbers are given with Pondicherry Map. Click me

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MOTHER'S PRESENCE AND THE DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS


Q: Is there any djfference between the Mother's presence and the Divine Consciousness ?
A: One can feel the Divine Consciousness impersonally as a consciousness only.
The Mother's Presence is something more ?
one feels herself there present within or
above or enveloping one or all these together.