A Stanza from Aurobindo’s “Savitri”


Vesica Pisces, with the four elements, and a stanza from Sri Aurobindo's epic poem "Savitri"

Vesica Pisces, with the four elements, and a stanza from Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem “Savitri”


While looking around the house for a picture frame, I came across this “illumination” of a fragment of Aurobindo’s great epic poem.   I made it more than 20 years ago, and it was now much faded, so I inked it in again.  You may need to zoom in to read the script – the drawing together of Savitri the Sun and her lover Satyavan, as soul mates.


Aurobindo and Krishnamurti - Version 2
In his words:
“The tale of Satyavan and Savitri is recited in the Mahabharata as a story of conjugal love conquering death. But this legend is, as shown by many features of the human tale, one of the many symbolic myths of the Vedic cycle. Satyavan is the soul carrying the divine truth of being within itself but descended into the grip of death and ignorance; Savitri is the Divine Word, daughter of the Sun, goddess of the supreme Truth who comes down and is born to save; ….
Still this is not a mere allegory, the characters are not personified qualities, but incarnations or emanations of living and conscious Forces with whom we can enter into concrete touch and they take human bodies in order to help man and show him the way from his mortal state to a divine consciousness and immortal life.”

From Aurobindo’s Introduction to the poem

Here is a link to download “Savitri” in full:  [PDF] Savitri – Sri Aurobindo Ashram.  

Be warned – it is the longest poem ever written in the English language!  A good way is to savour a little at a time.  It can be used as an oracle, read slowly – a random page, a few lines or stanzas for reflection.  Sri Aurobindo also wrote some fine sonnets.


And here is a beautiful depiction of Rati and Kama – (see the Sacred India Tarot Archive, suit of Lotuses series) – for which I thank:    http://lunesoleil23.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/sur-les-pas-de-karma-et-kama/

Kama the god of desire, and his wife Rati

Kama the god of desire, and his wife Rati


I will draw this, very soon …  perhaps for the Knight of Lotuses.

This week is janeadamsart‘s first birthday!  I celebrate it with some pictures of Saint-Germain – The Mystery of Master R – over on Aquariel.  A big warm thank you to friends and readers and fellow Word pressers!   Thank you so much, for reading, and for contributing.  You are inspirational.





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This blog is  a vehicle to promote also my published work – The Sacred India Tarot (with Rohit Arya, Yogi Impressions Books) and The Dreamer in the Dream – a collection of short stories (0 Books). Watch this space.

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2 thoughts on “A Stanza from Aurobindo’s “Savitri”

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing poem! I think I will have to go to Auroville soon… and Amma’s ashram… I love you Jane!! Infinite peace awaken within you always 🙂

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