Psychological Battle of Death in Sri Aurobindo‟s Savitri

1Dr. Bharati Chandrayan

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Abstract:

Her soul arose confronting Time and Fate. Immobile in herself, she gathered force. This was the day when Satyavan must die. (END OF CANTO ONE). Sri Aurobindo’s epic Savitri narrates the victorious struggle ofs the mythical character Savitri against the invincible Death. It is a glorious account of rejuvenation of dead Satyavan by the undaunted spiritual battle of Savitri involving immeasurable psychological turmoil. This paper explores how mankind goes through the psychological agony of death. The mind is adversely affected and unseen depression engulfs life. Savitri, the representative of human spirit, had incessantly fought against death and that was not a small feud but a long unyielding battle against God of Death. Goddess Savitri ignites the consciousness of mankind and redeems from the tangles of death. Death after life is the sign of Dawn of evolution. The phase of evolution is the elevation towards expansion of mind and soul.

Keywords:

Death, Savitri, Psychological Battle, Symbol of Dawn, Evolutionary Struggle.

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages313-318