Mirra Alfassa hails from France, born to a Turkish Father and and Egyptian Mother in Paris, first came to India in 1914 and Met Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry where she called him ‘Krishna’ as she saw a dark skinned being in her vision. She carefully studied the Indian Philosophy at Aurobindo; he initially published Aurobindo’s words into French.
But during the world war, she stayed in Japan. There she met Rabindranath Tagore along with several great philosophers. She returned to India in 1920. From then on, she continued her practice of knowledge and attained enlightenment. She displayed many superhuman abilities along with her divine love for humanity. Sri Aurobindo stated that she attained enlightenment and is equal to his state of consciousness, so he called her as The Mother.
On 24th November, 1926, they announced ‘Siddhi Day’ – The Victory Day denoting the overmind consciousness (Integral Yoga) expressing through humanity. She started a school at the Ashram of Aurobindo and she also established the ideal village of Auroville in Tamil Nadu, a Village without the illusion of Currency and human barriers of race or religion that still attracts many global citizens even to this day. Inspired by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, Margret Wilson the Daughter of 28th US President Woodrow Wilson, came to The Aurobindo Ashram and remained there with a new name.
-Viswanath Venkat Dasari