Sri Aurobindo Ashram
is located at Dandia Bazar in the city of Vadodara
, western India
Relics of Shri Aurobindo are present here. It is open to all for meditation. It houses a library, study room and sales emporium. Here you can find all books by and on Sri Aurobindo and The Mother
lived in this bunglow during his stay in Baroda
(1894–1906)as private secretary to HH Sayajirao Gaekwad III
, Maharaja of Baroda
and then Professor of English and vice-principal of Baroda College (now MSU). During that period few famous people visited this bunglow- like Lokmanya Tilak
, Bipin Chandra Pal, Sister Nivedita
, Sakharam Ganesh Dueskar and some marathi yogi saints. Aurobindo Ghosh's wife Mrinalini Devi, sister Sarojini Devi and his younger brother Barindar Kumar Ghosh-the famous freedom fighter was a frequent visiter.
Sri Aurobindo Ashram is located in Pondicherry
, a small coastal town 160 km south of Chennai, in South India. Visitors wanting to travel to Pondicherry will most likely have to pass through Chennai, whether they arrive there by air, train or road, and thereafter cover the remaining distance to Pondicherry by road, a journey which generally takes about 3 hours.
Several private and government-owned buses leave Chennai for Pondicherry every half-hour. However, visitors arriving at the Chennai Airport, or even those with a lot of luggage, might find it more convenient to hire a taxi for this leg of their journey.
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