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24 November 1926
Siddhi Day
Day of Victory

Sketches by the Mother

The 24th November is called the day of Victory in remembrance of a very important spiritual event which took place in 1926

The Mother

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It was the descent of Krishna into physical.

Sri Aurobindo

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Krishna is not the supramental Light. The descent of Krishna would mean the descent of the Overmind Godhead preparing, though not itself actually, the descent of Supermind and Ananda. Krishna is the Anandamaya; he supports the evolution through the Overmind leading it towards the Ananda.

Sri Aurobindo

The Ashram was born a few years after my return from Japan, in 1926.

The Mother

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The Ashram was created with another object than that ordinarily common to such institutions, not for renunciation of the world but as a centre and a field of practice for the evolution of another kind and form of life which would in the final end be moved by a higher spiritual consciousness and embody a greater life of the spirit

Sri Aurobindo

Siddhi Day
( Day of Realization)

On 24 November 1926, The Mother saw Sri Aurobindo emerge from his room in the evening, She new immediately that something important has happened in the History of the Earth and Universe. She sent words to all the sadhaks and asked them to assemble in the upper verandah of the Library House. By six all were there, all twenty four including Champaklal, Nolini, Amrita, Pavitra, Barin, Purani, Datta, Pujalal, Rajangam and Chandrasekharam. What happen there is as in Purani's words:

There was a deep silence in the atmosphere after the disciples had gathered there. Many saw an oceanic flood of Light rushing down from above. Everyone present felt a kind of pressure above his head. The whole atmosphere was surcharged with some electrical energy. In that silence ..... the usual, yet on this day unusual, tick was heard behind the door of the entrance. Expectation rose in flood. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother could be seen through the half closed door. The Mother with a gesture of her eyes requested Sri Aurobindo to step out first. Sri Aurobindo with a similar gesture suggested to her to do the same. With a slow dignified step the Mother came out first, followed by Sri Aurobindo with his majestic gait.... The Mother sat on a small stool to his right.
Silence absolute, living silence- not merely living but out flowing with divinity. The meditation lasted about forty-five minutes. After that one by one the disciple bowed to the Mother.
She and Sri Aurobindo gave blessings to them. Whenever a disciple bowed to the Mother, Sri Aurobindo's right hand came forward behind the Mother's as if blessing him through the Mother. After the blessings, in the same silence there was a short meditation.
In the interval of silent meditation and blessings many had distinct experiences... it was certain that a Higher Consciousness had descended on earth...
Sri Aurobindo and The Mother went inside.
Immediately Datta was inspired. In that silence she spoke:
" The Lord has descended into the physical today ".

Datta evidently spoke in a mood of ecstasy. But what she said has been recorded in different ways by some of those present there.

Thus Champaklal:

Krishna the Lord has come.
He has ended the hell of suffering.
He has conquered pain.
He has conquered death.
He has conquered all.
He has descended tonight.
Bringing immortality and Bliss.

Rajangam's is a briefer version:
He has conquered Life.
He has conquered Death.
He has conquered All.
Krishna the Lord has descended.


All extracts and quotations from the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and the Photographs of
the Mother and Sri Aurobindo are copyright Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry -605002 India