Aurobindo Ashram served as the residence of Aurobindo Ghose during his stay in Baroda (1894 - 1906) as private secretary to HH Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Maharaja of Baroda. During this period, Aurobindo Ghose was also the Professor of English and vice-principal of Baroda College (now MSU). In the following years, he gained glory as a social and political thinker, a freedom fighter, a philosopher and a yogi, named Sri Aurobindo. The bungalow was then visited by famous people like Lokmanya Tilak, Bipin Chandra Pal, Sister Nivedita and Sakharam Ganesh Dueskar. Frequent visitors included wife Mrinalini Devi, sister Sarojini Devi and younger brother Barindar Kumar Ghose. The Niwas is now an ashram housing a library of Aurobindo literature, a study room and a sales emporium. The ashram features relics of Sri Aurobindo, and is open to all for meditation.