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Sri Matri (dhyana) Mandir

“The Immanent shall be the witness God
Watching on his many-petalled lotus-throne
His actionless being and his silent might
Ruling earth-nature by eternity’s law,
A thinker waking the Inconscient’s world,
An immobile centre of many infinitudes
In his thousand-pillared temple by Time’s sea”


“The secret whisper of the flower and star
Revealed its meaning in his fathomless look.”


"As grows the great and golden bounteous tree
Flowering by Alacananda’s murmuring waves,
Where with enamoured speed the waters run
Lisping and babbling to the splendour of morn
And cling with lyric laughter round the knees
Of heaven’s daughters dripping magic rain
Pearl-bright from moon-gold limbs and cloudy hair,
So are her dawns like jeweled leaves of light,
So casts she her felicity on men."


       “The original nature of supermind is (1) the self-conscience and all-conscience of the Infinite, of the universal Spirit and Self in things, (2) organising on the foundation and according to the character of a direct self-knowledge its own wisdom and effective omni-potence for the unfolding and (3) the regulated action of the universe and of all things in the universe.”

Sri Aurobindo

       “The work of achieving a continuity which permits one to go up and down (in Consciousness) and bring into the material what is above, is done inside the consciousness. He who is meant to do it, the Avatar, even if he were shut up in a prison and saw nobody and never moved out, still would he do the work, because it is a work in the consciousness, a work of connection between the Supermind and the material being. He does not need to be recognised, he need have no outward power in order to be able to establish this conscious connection. Once, however, the connection is made, it must have its effect in the outward world in the form of a new creation, beginning with a model town and ending with a perfect world.”

The Mother

And Eldorados of splendour and ecstasy
And temples to the godhead none can see.
As climbs a storied temple-tower to heaven
Built by the aspiring soul of man to live
Or with the ego’s factories and marts
Surround the beautiful temple of the soul.
Here too its bud is born in human breasts;
Then by a touch, a presence or a voice
The world is turned into a temple ground
And all discloses the unknown Beloved.
The solemn reminder of a temple gong,
In the temple of the ideal shrined the One:
Her mind sat high pouring its golden beams,
Her heart was a crowded temple of delight.
A bright moved torch of incense and of flame
That from the sky-roofed temple-soil of earth
A pilgrim hand lifts in an invisible shrine.
Preferred to heaven her soul’s temple and home.
A vision came of beauty and greater birth
Slowly emerging from the heart’s chapel of light

             Sri Matri (dhyana) mandir is the proposed temple of adoration of the Divine Mother, not a religious centre of worship but rather a place where all outer aids are substituted by inner aids of concentration, meditation, silencing of the mind and inner adoration which are identified as indispensable method and second step of integral Jnana and Bhakti Yoga. This is further extended as Spiritual experience of Knowledge by identity and Bliss of union and dynamised as pouring down of Divine Knowledge and Love of third and fourth step and the last ascending Spiritual experience of integral Yoga is the highest oneness with greatest possible depth and height of Consciousness, substituting the world as a temple ground and cry of the devotees for the clasp of God.

(The proposed Sri Matrimandir at Sri Matriniketan Ashram)

“In this gold dome on a black dragon base,”


(Sri Matrimandir plan)


              The proposed Sri Matrimandir is a partially closed, many-petalled Lotus shape structure within a rectangular hall. The structure rests on twelve curved pillars surrounded with eighteen rectangular pillars. These twelve pillars form twelve petals or twelve attributes of the Divine Mother that converge into four petals or four Divine Shaktis and finally into a central petal or One Mother, Aditi, representing the perfection of The Mother’s Symbol. This also symbolically represents one of the highest Spiritual experiences of Integral Yoga of discovering the Divine Mother seated in the ‘many-petalled lotus-throne’ in the Inconscient-Self, which is an Immobile Centre of many infinitudes, located by the side of Time’s sea ‘in thousand-pillared temple.’

             It accommodates rectangular hall for the adoration of The Divine Mother. There is a rectangular corridor encircling this hall. The Hall can accommodate approximately 250 devotees for meditation and concentration. The Temple height is 30 feet with an inside hall of 44x50 feet size.


              Sri Matrimandir symbolically represents earth as half opened and half closed aspirant lotus bud, who no longer spins unhelped in Space within the burden of existing Time extending towards Eternity and oblivious of its high and luminous Supramental destiny but it is also a living manifestation of Eternal and Infinite All-existence. This view is supported by our other view that the Divine Life is the culmination of evolutionary process and use of this phrase implies that our present life is undivine. This apparent Earth has to retain her purity through her marriage with Eternity and sole dependency on the Supreme from above. This world is a growing image of Divine creation and it expresses a foreseen Truth, obeys a predetermining Will and realises an original formative self-vision. The existing Sri Matrimandir Project seems to be a mental construction and shall wait for supreme creation related with the invisible descent of Supramental Force precipitating as perfect piece of material CREATION and manifestation. Form may be said to be the innate body and the inevitable self-revelation of the Formless. This construction is dependent neither on the Government machinery, nor on local surrounding, nor on human architect, nor on its generous donors but on the Divine. Its objective is not only to gather together the jealous aspirants to possess and be possessed by the Divine Beloved but to serve as means to channel God’s Supreme Light for earth and man. This universal all-pervading Divine Force considers this earth not as a figment of conception in universal Mind but as conscious birth who can act through the individual concentration to open another dimension of life in its widest and profoundest sense, show definite path to many wandering and yet destined Divine Souls leading them towards their moderate and extreme Spiritual fulfillment.

              Finally this temple of light will be able to enlarge the existing human limitation into large Consciousness and can draw brief time into eternity. It can also draw rare dedicated strong Souls to pursue rightly regulated consecration and persistent askesis.

Sri Matrimandir Vision
Sri Matrimandir Construction

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