|Date of Birth||February 21, 1878|
|Place of Birth||France|
Mirra Alfassa was born on February 21, 1878 in France. She died on Nov 17, 1973 (age 95). After receiving instruction from the esteemed master, Alfassa established the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which is today famous for the spiritual work she did in partnership with the well-known yogi Sri Aurobindo. She is notably well-known for a multi-volume spiritual journal that was published after her death and given the name The Agenda (alternatively titled Mother’s Agenda).
At the age of twelve, she had her first out-of-body experience and then went on to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. She had always been spiritually attuned and artistically talented. Alfassa was given the nickname “The Mother” by Sri Aurobindo, who saw her as embodying the “Mother Divine” essence. She was born in Paris, France, to Jewish parents who were originally from Turkey and Egypt, and she lived there throughout her youth. Her first marriage to Henri Francois Morisset, which produced a son named Andre but ultimately ended in divorce, was followed by marriages to Paul Antoine Richard, which also ended in divorce.