Savitri —
A Legend and a Symbol

Sri Aurobindo’s major poetic work,
an epic in blank verse.

In Savitri, a legend from the Mahabharata
become the symbol
of the human soul’s destiny.
In poetic language, Sri Aurobindo
describes his vision of existence
and explores the reason for
ignorance, darkness, suffering and death,
the purpose of life on earth
and the prospect of a glorious future
for the earth-consciousness.

The writing of the epic extended
over much of the later part of his life.