The Story of the Four Ages

The Third Great Epic of India after Ramayana and Mahabharata

Dedicated to The Mother and Sri Aurobindo

There in a hidden chamber closed and mute
Are kept the record graphs of the cosmic scribe,
And there the tables of the sacred Law,
There is the Book of Being's index page;
The text and glossary of the Vedic truth
Are there; the rhythms and metres of the stars
Significant of the movements of our fate:

SAVITRI - Book 1, Canto V


An epic always precedes the changing of an age in India. This is apparent from the past. Before the passage from the Silver to the Bronze Age, Ramayana was recorded. Mahabharata was written before the transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age. Now with the Iron Age coming to an end, and with the Golden Age approaching, a new epic, Devayan, has manifested.

Devayan, unlike the former two epics, does not only reveal to us the approaching Golden Age. Instead it describes the complete human cycle of 26,000 years covering the Golden, the Silver, the Bronze and the Iron Ages. It consists of twelve volumes, with a thousand pages each, divided into thirty-two books, written in the Anusthupametre, the classical Indian epic metre. It deals with the "origin and the creation of the universe"; the complete history of the world during the four ages, including the approaching Golden Age. This is the age of the Supramental consciousness as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo. Man will evolve into a being with a totally new and divine consciousness based upon the Vedic truths. The great Indian tradition lives on.

Dr. Hajari

Dr.Hajari - Completing the last page of the great epic "Devayan" (8th July, 1954)

Dr. Hajari was born in Khulna, now in Bangladesh, on 16 September 1917. Khulna is also the birthplace of Sri Aurobindo. At the age of eighteen, Dr. Hajari followed his Guru Sri Aurobindo to his Ashram in Pondicherry. He dedicated his life to the ideals of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother and lived there till he passed away on 23 December 1978. He served as a homeopathic doctor and gained fame by healing patients with incurable diseases. Sri Aurobindo's magnum opus, Savitri, was completed just before the master passed away on 5 December 1950. Three months later, Dr. Hajari had a vision, in which Sri Aurobindo appeared to him. This is how Dr. Hajari became the medium to receive the epic Devayan, a compendium and interpretation of all Indian legends.



Amita Nathwani was born in Dehra Dun, India in 1944. Deeply influenced by Sri Aurobindo, she went to live in Pondicherry in 1963. She is married and since 1973 is living in Europe. After working in India, Africa and Europe, she has decided to dedicate her life to transcribing the twelve volumes of Devayana.