The last 75 years of its dedicated service to humanity has as its basis Sri Aurobindo’s & his spiritual collaborator The Mother’s epoch making ideals of emancipation and regeneration of humanity.
The mission for which Pathamandir was founded consists of incessant culture and effective dissemination of the great spiritual ideals of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother envisaging establishment of a divine life upon earth. Through study classes, special lectures etc Sri Aurobindo's and the Mother's Philosophy and Yogic vision are expounded by eminent authorities and an ideal atmosphere is offered to the seekers for individual and collective meditation.
Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir has a prolific Publication Department which has published a large number of books and runs both Bengali and English periodical magazines and journals.
The Institute has other related activities which include running a well-equipped Library and a Free Reading room.Pathamandir participates in Book Fairs in Kolkata and helps other Sri Aurobindo Centres to participate in book fairs in the districts with the motive of spreading the ideals and the teachings of the Master and the Mother.