Ma Mandir Sri Aurobindogram

Ma mandir Sri Aurobindo Ashram Rewa

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Botanical name


प्रचलित नाम

Common name

Spiritual Name

Explanation given by the Mother

Flower Photo


Dendranthema X grandiflorum 


(Sunflower family)

गुले दाऊदी

White chrysanthemum

Purified dynamic life energy

Superb, indomitable, all powerful in its purity 

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Portulaca grandiflora    

Portulacaceae (moss rose family)

नोनिया, गुले शमा 

Moss rose, Portulaca

Sri Aurobindo’s compassion

Innumerable, ever present, and effective in every instance.


Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Cestrum diurnum    

Solanaceae (potato family)

दिन का राजा

Day-blooming cestrum, Day jasmine, China berry, Chinese inkberry


Light and airy, it radiates

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Laburnum anagyroides


Golden chain, common laburnum

Descent of the Light


Descent of the Light

It flows towards the earth in harmonious waves.



Sri Aurobindo Ashram


: Brugmansia suaveolens   

Solanaceae (Potato family)


Angel's trumpet


A discipline with the aim of realizing the Divine.


Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Polianthes tuberosa 

Agavaceae (agave family)


Mexican tuberose

New Creation


Strong, lasting and fragrant, it rises straight towards the sky.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Delonix regia 

Caesalpiniaceae (Gulmohar family)


Flamboyant, Flame Tree, Royal Poinciana


The goal of our efforts.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Delphinium dasycaulon

Ranunculaceae (Buttercup family)


Malabar Delphinium


Take your flight towards the heights

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Clitoria ternatea 

Fabaceae (pea family)

अपराजिता, शंख पुष्प

 Butterfly Pea

Radha’s Consciousnesss

Symbolises perfect attachment to the Divine.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Clivia miniata

Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family )

Bush Lily, Clivia Lily, St. John's Lily, Boslelie, Fire Lily , Kaffir Lily 

Conversion of the Aim of Life from the Ego to the Divine

Instead of seeking one’s own satisfaction, to have service of the Divine as the aim of life.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Catharanthus roseus 

Apocynaceae (oleander family)


Periwinkle, Vinca


This is why we are on earth.


Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Wisteria sinensis 

Fabaceae (pea family) 

Chinese wisteria 

Poet’s Ecstasy

Rare and charming is your presence.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Ipomoea cairica 

Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)

Cairo Morning Glory, Messina Creeper, Ivy-leaved Morning Glory, Coastal Morning Glory, Railway creeper, Mile a Minute Vine

Detachment from all that is not the Divine

A single occupation, a single aim, a single joy – the Divine

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Nelumbo nucifera 

Nelumbonaceae (Lotus family)

कमल, पद्म, सरसिज


Avatar­ – the Supreme manifest on earth in a body


The red lotus is Sri Aurobindo’s flower.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Hedychium flavescens

Zingiberaceae (Ginger family)

Yellow Ginger Lily, Cream ginge


Strong and pure, it stands erect in its creative power.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Rosa chinensis

Rosaceae (Rose family)

हरा गुलाब

Green Rose

Timidity in attachment to the Divine

Full of life, but does not know how to turn this life in to an offering to the divine.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram



Rosaceae (rose family)



Love for the Divine

The vegetal kingdom gathers its most beautiful possibilities to offer them to the Divine

Sri Aurobindo Ashram



Rosaceae (rose family)


Rose Yellow

Mental love for the Divine

The nature offers its love in a fragrant blossoming.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram



Rosaceae (rose family)


Rose white

Integral love for the Divine

Pure, complete, irrevocable, a love that gives itself for ever.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Tagetes erecta

Asteraceae (Sunflower family)


Marigold, Genda

Supramentalised plasticity

One of the stages on the way to transformation.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Helianthus annuus

Asteraceae (Sunflower family)



Consciousness turned towards the Light

It thirsts for the light and cannot live without it.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Eucharis Xgrandiflora

Amaryllidaceae (Nargis family)

 Amazon Lily 

Light without obscurity

All-powerful in its simplicity.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Allamanda cathartica 

Apocynaceae (Oleander family

Golden Trumpet Vine, Allamanda Vine 


Will triumph over all obstacles.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Antigonon leptopus

Polygonaceae (buckwheat family)

Coral vine, Honolulu creeper, Mexican creeper, Bride's tears, Chain-of-love, Hearts on a chain, Love-vine


 Let us work for the day when this will become both the means and the end

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Tabernaemontana divaricata

Apocynaceae (Oleander family)


: Crape jasmine, Moonbeam, Carnation of India

Mental purity

A mirror that does not distort

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Tabernaemontana divaricata 'Flore Pleno'

Apocynaceae(oleander family)


Crape jasmine, Carnation of India, Chandni

Integral mental purity

Silent, attentive, receptive, concentrated on the Divine – this is the path of purity.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Tithonia rotundiflora

Asteraceae (Sunflower family) 

Mexican sunflower

Physical consciousnessturned entirely towards the Divine

It thirsts for the Divine and wants nothing but Him.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram


Ipomoea alba 

Convolvulaceae (morning glory family) 


Moonflower vine, Moon vine

Entire self-giving


Completely open,clear and pure.

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