The Mother was very particular about the Messages that She gave. The Message distributed by Her always had a deeper meaning and reason.
Notwithstanding the fact that we have continued, for many years, the tradition of distribution of Messages on certain dates, it was felt that our selections were no longer the result of direct experiences.
Recognizing this limitation, it has been decided to discontinue the practice of distributing printed messages on Darshan and other days.
After Sri Aurobindo retired from daily contact with his disciples, he saw them only a few times a year on what came to be known as the Darshan days. "Darshan" in Sanskrit means "seeing". It refers here to seeing Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and to receive their blessings.
During Sri Aurobindo's lifetime, messages were given out only occasionally on the Darshan days. Afterwards, they were issued regularly. Some of these were written expressly for the occasion, others were passages chosen from the works of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
The day starts with a meditation around the samadhi. During the day, sadhaks and devotees are allowed to visit either Sri Aurobindo's or the Mother's room, depending on the occasion.