Jun 01, 2023
Jun 01, 2023
More by : Dr. Kavita Sharma
|A very poignant story of Sri Ma Mrinalini . After reading the excellent article I do realise that Sri Ma Mrinalini tried her best to come up to the level on the spiritual path with her husband. |
Alas! the tyrant hands of destiny didn't let it happen.
I do agree that there should be her photos too with Sri Ma Mira Alfassa and Sri Aurobindo in all the ashrams and SAS's.
|Just now, I have read the well-researched informative article revealing the life of Sri Aurobindos's wife Mrinalini. It was fascinating and touching because it expressed penance, persistence, and complete devotion. But the peroration of the article was extremely nice which concluded the article as an everlasting memory. Thanks for presenting this, I am so lucky to read this after a decade of its publishing. Thanks and Regards|
|Thanks for bringing to light such unknown facts. Story sounds quite similar to that of Kasturba Gandhi who had to listen to husband's demands. This was especially during his South Africa stay.|
Great men's wife always suffer.
|Thanks for the valuable information.|
|They are heavenly made couple mutually selected by the supreme commander. Except Matha Mrunalini Devi (like Saradadevi)none others could bear the situations faced by her with all dignity and fulfill the Mission of Arabindo. She is a silent instrument for the successful Mission of Arabindo and thus an ideal wife.|
|Deeply touched. What can we say about the motivations of these great souls? Except that they show us how to pursue a great idea without caring for the cost... Came here after reading a reference to her in the biography of Holy mother Sarada Devi...|
Thank you so much for your effort and great service!
|Thanks for this wonderful article. I knew of his letters to her before I read this article & think it's indignant of the ashrams to dismiss her existence. |
For high intellect that Aurobindo Ghosh is famous for, one may question his conscious choice of marrying a child half his age.
The society sadly, is always delirious and prefers to stay unconscious and unaccountable of these cruel practices under the guise of "higher purposes" of human.
|Sri Aurobindo is always among us, He has an extraordinary consciousness beyond ancient mythology and old tradition and methords, which was adopted in Tretwaya, Dwapar, He realised the vision of Sri Krishna and executed the work of manifestation on earth directed by the Supreme command|
He kept away from Maya, Kaya and Chaya. He born for the Divine Supreme to do His mighty work and left an extraordinary example for to lift up above from Maya. His thoughts are for universal not for a particular
|Thank you so much for sharing the life of this extraordinary lady- Maa Mrinaliniji . I was totally unaware that Shri Aurobindoji was married.|
Her sad but very inspiring life urges us to rise above our personal trials n tribulations . Married but not in the real sense this great lady finds her purpose & strength to navigate her life & make it meaningful .
Have been to Pondicherry ashram several times but very disappointing to note that there is no mention /photograph of this extraordinary soul.
|I didn't know much about Shri Aurobindo, the Mother and/or his family background. Casually searched about him, and got through this link. |
What a life Mrinalini endured and went through, despite her asking. One of those unsung here(ins) in Indian history, I see a similarity like Smt. Srinivasa Ramanujam (Maths Wizard), Smt. Chellammal Subramanya Bharathi, Smt. Raghavendra Swamigal Sri Gururaya to name a few.
|AMAZING FACT IS THAT, DURING MY VISIT TO PONDICHERRY SRI AUROBINDA ASHRAM, NOWHERE, I FOUND ANY PHOTO OF MRINALINI DEVI, EITHER INSIDE DINNING HALL OR ASHRAM "COTTAGE", SHOWROOM, OR INSIDE BOOKSHOPS, " SABDA"! |
EVEN NO BOOK IS PUBLISHED ON HER VERY MUCH SACRIFICED LIFE WITH SRI AUROBINDA, & AVAILABLE IN THE ASHRAM BOOK SHOPS, AND WHY?
YOU WOULDN'T FIND ANY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION ON HER NAME, AND ANY ASHRAM AFFILIATED GUESTHOUSE NEARBY, AND WHY?
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ERASING HER MEMORIAL?
|Melodic but interesting. You deserve enough praise. Waiting for reading more such.|
|Very well written and a pleasure to read.Unknown facts about part of Sri Aurobinda Ghose's life came to be known.Begore moving to Pondicherry I think Sri Aurobinda moved to Chanda Nagar,also French territory for sometime to avoid arrest by the British.|
|Thanks for the touching article.|
|Indeed a very touching article. As we always remember Sri Aurobindo for his great exposition and articulation of Indian culture & philosophy as also the idea of Hindu Nationhood based on Sanatana Dharma, we must remember the sacrifices of his wife Mrinalinidevi made for the causes her husband stood for.|
|I have great respect for Maharishi Aurobindo.After read this artical |
I bow my head to a great lady Mrinalinidevi.great respect for great lady Mrinalinidevi.
Thanks for sharing.
I don't know exactly why I love Aurobindo and Mirra.I love Mrinalini now too
thanks to you...
|Marriage may not always mean merger of two different souls.Two differenent persons can never be EXACTLY ALIKE.|
|Read with avid interest your description on the tragic life of Smt. Mrinalini devi.In1964-68-period I befriended one senior doctor by the name Group Captain S.K.Bose--a retd.RAF medical officer-who saw active service in ww2 and on retirement was recruited in West Bengal Medical Service under Lt. Gen Chacravarty-another retd.army doctor--as his deputy.He used to tell me --he was Smt.Mrinalini devi's youngest brother and about many incidences in her life--which were certainly not pleasant.You seem to be a historian.I shall be interested to know was this gentleman--Group Captain S.K.Bose was really the youngest brother of Smt.Mrinalini devi? Awaiting your reply. With regards--nirmalyakumar.|
|We are all great disciple of Shri aurobindo, the mother since three decades.... And the story , sacrifice , of the wife of Shri Aurobindo - Maataji.Mrinalini brought tears in us... As well the sacrifice of .Shri Aurobindo 's family life ,his guilt feelings towards his wife for having deserted her for his sudden attraction towards religious activities and becoming a sanyas and his inability to take a last glimpse when his wife left the world because he can not leave Pondicherry to avoid being caught by the blood thirsty Britishers . Reveals no one live or lived in the world with fullness without undergoing pain atleast in some part of their life..|
|Must congratulate Kavitaji for a very informative and sensitive article about a person so noble and so little known.|
|Such a great sacrifice for a great husband, is really great memory of the great wife.|
Thanks for this informative treatise.
|I was aware of this through some book I read from Ban Niwas Library|
Thanx for refreshing
I do not think anybody can hide anything if we have intention to know we shall be provided with that information by the unverse through some way or the other.
|Thanks for enlightening us about a great soul.|
|Saw a stray remark in some of the reminiscences about Shri Aurobindo that there indeed was a marriage. Now from Google I got this link, thank you. Wonder why she is not mentioned in the 'official' records so to say.|
|Very informativ and interestig .A great work done . My Compliments.|
vishnu goyal- member core group , sri aurobindo society, Pudducherry
|Nice article informative|
|Thank you for this upload. In all the biography I have come accross, his marriage to Mrinalini has been carefully avoided. May be the topic is uncomfortable to his followers.|
|Thanks for sharing.|
|Informative and encouraging one...Thanks for sharing.........|
|the article brings to life mrinalini and one felt as though one was listening to an intense melody soaked in pain and suffering. one can only say '???? ???? ????'! |
surely she must have done good to so many people who may have come in contact. but if she wasn't left beclouded by the oppressive and unjust patriarchy she would have shone brilliantly and would have done much more as 'shree maa'
was able to do. That was society's loss!
but even if she would have chosen to be 'private' ,why should the system of social recognition not shine its light on the exceptional people in their own sphere? And this is society's injustice!
thanks for bringing these two to light.
as for me i pay my deepest respects to my exceptional sister.
|Most wives of great men have a tragic personal life. However, Ma Mrinalini's story of raising herself above her personal tragedy and imersing herself into a perpose is inspiring.|
|Dear Kavita ji,|
You deserve our collective thankfulness for sharing this beautiful, painful but meaningful life with us.
|Many thanks for sharing the life of an extraordinary woman.|
In today's woman-hating/abusing world,
this strength and and tenacity is to be shown and known as widely as possible.
Each one of us has to do our part, you are doing yours. Compliments.
|thank you for giving all information.|
|Thanks a lot for the article.|
|Thanks for the well researched article. For us ordinary humans it is difficult to understand the whys and whats when it comes to understanding the lives of great men and women. One thing though is quite certain that Ma Mrinalini was extraordinary and that no other woman of her time could have succeded in leading the life as she did. If Sharodamoyee Ma loved her deeply that itself shows that Ma Mrinalini was no ordinary person. From the human point of view her life was tragic but spiritually she became a Saint.|