OM NAMO BHAGAVATE SRI AUROBINDAYA

Adan Pradan Trust is a Business Charitable Trust associated with Sri Aurobindo Ashram – a spiritual institution, established by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in the early quarter of the last century. It is located in Pondicherry, a small coastal town, a hundred and sixty kilometres south of Chennai in India.

On the 29th February, 1992, by a Declaration of Trust, Adan Pradan Trust was started by a Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust for the benefit of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry with late Mr. R. K Talwar, ex-chairman of State Bank of India, as the Managing Trustee and another two members of Sri Aurobindo Ashram as Trustees.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Founded in 1926, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram has grown, under the Mother’s guidance, from a small group of two dozen disciples into a large and diverse community of almost 1600 members. Counting the 400 students of the Centre of Education and the hundreds of devotees who live nearby, the larger ashram community consists of more than 2000 people.

The Ashram is located in the eastern part of Pondicherry. Inmates live and work in a number of buildings spread throughout the area. The focus of community life is the Ashram main building, usually called simply “the Ashram”, which consists of an interconnected block of houses, including those in which Sri Aurobindo and the Mother lived for most of their lives. At its centre, in a tree-shaded courtyard, lies the Samadhi, a white marble shrine where their bodies are laid to rest.

The Ashram provides its members with all they need for a decent and healthy life. Various departments look after the basic requirements of food, clothing and shelter, as well as medical care. There are also libraries for study and facilities for a variety of cultural pursuits including music, dance, theatre, and the arts. Members regularly participate in physical education activities such as sports, asanas, strength training, and swimming.

The Ashram is administered by the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, a public charitable trust formed by the Mother in 1955. This trust is managed by a board of five trustees.

MIRRA ALFASSA

The Mother was born Mirra Alfassa in Paris on 21 February 1878. A pupil at the Academie Julian, she became an accomplished artist, and also excelled as a pianist and writer. Interested in occultism, she visited Tlemcen, Algeria, in 1905 and l906 to study with the adept Max Theon and his wife. Her primary interest, however, was spiritual development. In Paris she founded a group of spiritual seekers and gave talks to various groups.

In 1914 the Mother voyaged to Pondicherry to meet Sri Aurobindo, whom she at once recognised as the one who for many years had inwardly guided her spiritual development. After a stay of eleven months she was obliged to return to France due to the outbreak of the First World War. A year later she went to Japan for a period of four years.

In April 1920 the Mother rejoined Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry. When the Sri Aurobindo Ashram was formed in November 1926, Sri Aurobindo entrusted its full material and spiritual charge to the Mother. Under her guidance, which continued for nearly fifty years, the Ashram grew into a large, many-faceted spiritual community. In 1952 she established Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, and in 1968 an international township, Auroville.

The Mother left her body on 17 November 1973.

The Mother had opened a shop called SAACSO, Sri Aurobindo Ashram Central Sales Organisation, which was closed down because Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust could not carry out any commercial activity. Adan Pradan Trust would like to carry forward this vision of the Mother to have a Central Sales Organisation for the commercial Trusts connected to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

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Adan Pradan has developed a WordPress website with WooCommerce for Sri Aurobindo Central Sales Organisation, named SACSO Online.

This eCommerce website has been developed for the manufacturing units of the commercial trusts connected to Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Inmates of Sri Aurobindo Ashram work in these units for practising Nishkam Karma, the way of  the Bhagavad Gita, along with the Works of Knowledge, the Works of Love and finally the Works of the Will in Life.

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Adan Pradan Trust was an ISO 9001-2008 certified body for Design and Development of web application software and B.P.O for data processing till may 03.05.2012

Adan Pradan Trust

Adan Pradan Trust is a Business Charitable Trust associated with Sri Aurobindo Ashram – a spiritual institution, established by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in the early quarter of the last century. It is located in Pondicherry, a small coastal town, a hundred and sixty kilometres south of Chennai in India. On the 29th February, …

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