Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Today they are soldiers of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo fighting for the conquest of Truth

Paikakushadiha : Code : NIS. KHU. R65
Date of Installation : 23rd, December, 2003, 4PM
Installed by : Prof. C.N.SHARMA
Library attached : Yes
Garden attached : Yes
Integral School attached to the Premises of RC : Yes
Hostel attached to the school : No
Ashramites : Two
Timings of Public Darshan of RC : 5AM TO 9 PM
Cost of Construction : One Lakhs
No. of persons visiting daily : One Hundred Approx.
Plan made by : Self
Flooring Marble finish : Yes
Daily activities of the Ashram : Weekely Study circle, Daily Meditation, Celebration of Darshan Days, Student Camps, seminars etc.
Sri Bichitrananda Paikaray, a teacher of the place opened one Sri Aurobindo Study Circle and that influenced the members of the village. All the members struggled hard and ardently aspired to have Sri Aurobindo’s Relics and their aspiration was fulfilled. About 14 thousand people participated in the Relics Installation ceremony.
Nature shall live to manifest secret God, The Sprit shall take up the human play, This earthly life become the life divine.---Sri Aurobindo

It was during 1972 when the Sri Aurobindo’s Birth Centenary was being observed in and outside the country that Sri Bichitrananda Paikray of this village was inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s Ideal while serving as a teacher at Aska of Ganjam District. In the summer holidays he was speaking about the newly found path amongst his friends circle when some of them got interested to start a Sri Aurobindo Study circle in the village.
A prayer was sent to the Sri Aurobindo Ashram and upon arrival of the permission and Mother’s Blessings a study circle was started on a day none other than Savitri Amavasya, 3rd June 1972- the Birth Centenary year of Sri Aurobindo.

A large number of people had gathered to listen to Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri. On 19th December 1986 a Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra was opened in the village and on 1988 Savitri Amavasya day a Sri Aurobindo Chhatra Samaj took shape. In the year 2000 a Sri Aurobindo Integral School was started and we had the Trust registered.
Gradually the majority of the people residing in the village of Paikakushadiha turned to the idealism of Mother and Sri Aurobindo. Most are the descendants of the warrior class, “Paikas”, who were the valiant soldiers of Kalinga who fought with invaders like King Ashoka and later the British. Today they are soldiers of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo fighting for the conquest of Truth.

In 1988 a foundation stone was laid with flowers and Samadhi sand, from The Mother and Sri Aurobindo’s Samadhi at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, by Sri Bhajakrushna Sahoo. On 23rd of December 2003 at 4p.m., by Prof Chhotenarayan Sharma from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. the completed building embraces the Sacred Relics of Sri Aurobindo with great eagerness in the hearts of this ‘warrior’ class.
We are grateful to Madhusudan Mishra, Anadi Charan Swain , Bhajakrushna Sahu , C.H. Nirakar and many other well wishers for their inspiration in making the place suitable for the Lord’s abode. © 2005 Matrubhaban, Sri Aurobindo Marg, Cuttack-753013

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