Aurobindo Ghose, better known as Sri Aurobindo is known to the entire world as a great scholar, a national leader and a spiritual guru. Freedom fighter, poet, scholar and philosopher, Aurobindo Ghose was born on August 15, in Kolkata, West Bengal. He belonged to an illustrious lineage. 20 hours ago Aurobindo Ghosh Biography For Students: Freedom fighter, poet, scholar, yogi and philosopher. Aurobindo Ghosh worked towards cause of.
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Sri Aurobindo was a great political reformer and a spiritual master. This biography profiles his childhood, career, achievements and timeline.
August 15 Quotes By Sri Aurobindo Revolutionaries. Political and Spiritual Leader. December 5 Aurobindo Ghose, better known as Sri Aurobindo is known to the entire world as a great scholar, a national leader and a spiritual guru.
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He attained his basic as well as higher education from the United Kingdom. His literary excellence had been exemplary and brought him innumerable acclaims. His writings promoted the idea of complete independence for India thereby landing him in jail for political unrest. He came to limelight with his active participation in the freedom struggle against the British in India but he gradually evolved to become a spiritual and yogic guru.
He was sent to Loreto House boarding school with his male siblings in Darjeeling, the hub of British Culture in India. His dedication and sharp intellect helped him clear the Indian Civil Service exam too. Aurobindo Ghose came back to India in after getting a job with the royal family of Baroda Gaekwad.
He was fluent with many foreign languages but less familiar with Indian culture. He spent twelve years in Baroda serving as a teacher, secretary to the Maharaja of Gaekwad and also the Vice Principal of Baroda College thereby becoming more familiar with his mother tongue and Indian traditions. It was only after staying in India for twelve long years that Aurobindo could understand the harm that the British rule had done to the Indian civilization and he slowly and gradually started showing interest in politics.
Role in the Indian freedom Struggle. His initial political activism involved emphasis on the urgency of demanding total freedom from the British government. Publicly, Aurobindo supported non-co-operation and passive resistance to the British rule but in private he was involved in secret revolutionary activities and helped build the revolutionary atmosphere in the country. In Bengal, he got in touch with revolutionaries and inspired young revolutionaries such as Bagha Jatin, Jatin Banerjee and Surendranath Tagore.
He was also instrumental in the formation of several youth clubs including the Anushilan Samiti. Inhe participated in the Indian National Congress annual session, which was headed by Dadabhai Naoroji.
He helped in building the fourfold objectives of the national movement – Swaraj, Swadesh, Boycott and national education. He started a daily newspaper Bande Mataram in Inthe congress split due to a showdown between moderates and extremists.
Aurobindo sided with extremists and supported Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
After this, he travelled extensively across Pune, Baroda and Bombay to educate people and get support for national movement. Gghosh was subsequently released after one year of solitary confinement. Post his release inhe started new publications – Karmayogin English and Dharma Bengali. While in Alipore jail, he slowly realized that he was not auronindo to lead the freedom struggle and gradually diverted to mystical and philosophical way of life thereby initiating this new journey of spiritual awakening.
He proposed the importance of spiritual practices in human transformation into a divine entity. It was during this period that his view of life radically changed due to spiritual experiences and realizations. Aurobindo said that he constantly heard the voice of Vivekananda speaking to him for almost a fortnight in the jail and from there began a new journey towards spiritualism.
After settling in Pondicherry, he dedicated himself to his spiritual and philosophical pursuits.
Biography – Sri Aurobindo
Slowly and gradually Sri Aurobindo began to attract followers and the number kept increasing, resulting in the formation of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Sri Aurobindo had a flair for poetry even at the time he was settled in England. His poetic inclinations revived in s and took shape of a great piece of literature, Savitri: He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature and Nobel Prize for Peace for his innumerable contributions in the field of poetry, spiritualism and philosophical literature.
He started his journey in Pondicherry with a few followers, but that increased rapidly and ultimately led to the establishment of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in After the establishment of the Ashram, he began using Sri before his name, meaning sacred in Sanskrit.
The foundation of the Ashram was laid with the help of Mirra Richard a French national and the spiritual collaborator of Aurobindo Ghoseh who came to Pondicherry in Mirra Richard d took charge of the management of Ashram after he went into seclusion in At the age of 28, Aurobindo Ghosee married Mrinalini, daughter of Bhupal Chandra Bose, a senior government official, in Mrinalini died in December during the influenza pandemic.
Aurobindo Ghosh, biography
Sri Aurobindo passed away on December 5, His philosophical as well political works were appreciated by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the then President Rajendra Prasad. See the events in life of Sri Aurobindo in Chronological Order.
Pictures of Sri Aurobindo Image Credit. Chandra Shekhar Azad Indian. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Indian.