Q: What is your symbolism (of Savitri)?
Well, Satyavan, whom Savitri marries, is the symbol of the soul descended into the Kingdom of Death. Savitri, who is, as you know, the Goddess of Divine Light Knowledge, comes down to redeem Satyavan from Death’s grasp. Aswapati, the father of Savitri, is the Lord of Energy. Dyumatsena is “the one who has the shining hosts”. It is all inner movement, nothing much as regards outward action. The poem opens with the Dawn. Savitri awakes on the day of destiny, the day when Satyavan has to die. The birth of Savitri is a boon of the Supreme Goddess given to Aswapati. Aswapati is the Yogi who seeks the means to deliver the world out of Ignorance.
– Sri Aurobindo