Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sri Aurobindo Yogalaya, Kotpad: 20th December 2003

Kotpad : Code : SAM. KOR. R63
Kotpad, a town of south-west Orissa border, close to the state of Chhatishgarh, has received the Grace to dedicate itself for The Mother’s work. This place is a tribal area and is full of dense forest. Long ago at Gopabandhu Pathagar, Kotpad, the first seminar was conducted by respected Prof. Prapatti and Prof. Chandrasekhar Rath.
In 1982 a new chapter opened for Kotpad. The Mother’s Work started touching the heart of the locality. Sri Bijay Ku. Dash, Sri Ram Prasad Choudhury, Sri Sachidananda Rath and Sri Purna Ch. Swain worked to spread the message of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo . By the leadership of Sri Krushna Chandra Ghadai of Koraput the Annual first celebration of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle meet was arranged at Chaitanya Mandir. Sri Bhaja Krushna Sahu gave the name of the institution as Sri Aurobindo Yogalaya.
Sri Krushna Chandra Ghadai encouraged all the members to open a Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre. The school was finally opened on 15th August, 1996 in a rented house but subsquently shifted to its own building in an area of two acres of land.
Slowly the aspiration to have Sri Aurobindo’s Relics took roots in the hearts of all devotees. Sri Prakash Chandra Rath, the President of Sri Aurobindo Yogalaya, offered one acre of land to the institution. This strengthened the aspiration of all the members to have the material Presence of The Lord. Sri Harihar Rao, an engineer of Nabarangapur prepared a beautiful plan for the Relics Centre. After much discussion it was decided to build the Relics Centre near the Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre and the construction work started with a prayer at Her Feet.
Answering the sincere prayer of the people of B. Maliguda, on the 20th of December 2003 at 12p.m., the Relics were enshrined by Prof Chhotenarayan Sharma from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. © 2005 Matrubhaban, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Cuttack-753013

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