21 Feb 1878

The Mother's birthday The Mother is born in Paris to a Turkish father and an Egyptian mother. She is named Blanche Rachel Mirra Alfassa. The Mother’s room is open for Darshan for devotees from morning to evening. There is a collective meditation in the Ashram from 6:00 to 6:30 am. The Mother came to the earth with a great spiritual mission. Sri Aurobindo has said: “The Mother comes in order to bring the Supramental.” “Her embodiment is a chance for the earth-consciousness to receive the Supramental into it and undergo the transformation necessary for that to be possible.” The Mother first met Sri Aurobindo in the year 1914. After their meeting, Sri Aurobindo said that he had never seen anywhere a self-surrender so absolute and unreserved as that of the Mother. Later, Sri Aurobindo mentioned about the significance of the presence of the Mother on earth in the following words: “The great work of the Avatar is to manifest the Divine Grace upon earth. To be a disciple of the Avatar is to become an instrument of the Divine Grace. The Mother is the great dispensatrix – through identity – of the Divine Grace with a perfect knowledge – through identity – of the absolute mechanism of Universal Justice. And through her mediation each movement of sincere and confident aspiration towards the Divine calls down in response the intervention of the Grace.” The Mother herself has emphasised that “I am on earth because it is on earth that the divine work must be done, and for no other reason.”