In continuation of the first two parts of this essay published in the last issue, read here about some of the deep symbolism found in Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri.
After exploring the theme of Yoga of Indian Nation, we do a deep dive into the soul of India, the Sanatana Dharma. The Veda, Sri Aurobindo tells us, is the bed-rock of Indian civilisation, and is the creation of an early intuitive and symbolic mentality. Inspired by this we explore in this issue the theme of symbolism in Sanatana Dharma.
From the original essay titled ‘Upanishadic Symbolism’ we take up three aspects – about the Five Elements, Triple Agni and Number of Gods.
Under the title of his epic poem, Savitri, Sri Aurobindo added “A Legend and a Symbol”. What is this legend? And what does the poem symbolize?
Aswapati’s quest is a symbolic quest: it is the quest of humanity as a whole. This is a first change that one finds that Sri Aurobindo has made in Savitri.
This 2-part article summarizes Sri Aurobindo’s explanations of the deeper symbolism of Vedic Gods and Goddesses, powers and names of the One Supreme.
Read in this part about the deeper symbolism of several Vedic goddesses such as Saraswati, Ila, Mahi, Dakshina and Usha.