Sri Aurobindo Ashram was founded in 1926 by Aurobindo Ghose. It is the famous place, where
Aurobindo preached his ideas about peaceful community. This ashram comprises several buildings and there are around 1,200 members along with 400 students living in this centre. It is segregated into varied departments that look after the needs of the members, who are engaged in activities like libraries, farms, gardens and small-scale industries.
This place has Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and Mother Mirra Richard. It is one of the largest institutions in Pondicherry, with its branches spread all over the world. This ashram is engaged in numerous charitable wings like a publishing house and offers free medical amenities.
The ashram also has a guest house for travellers which provide budget accommodation. Other important departments in the ashram are legal department, health care, office, gallery, dispensary, audit department and others.