April has historically been a very special month - and despite today's appearances even, a Victory month. Over the decades, April has held the special events at the foundation of Auroville. Our newsletter provides these histories PLUS a look the encouraging actions happening today in the City of Dawn. READ MORE
In 1910, Sri Aurobindo found safe refuge in Pondicherry , initiating a series of events that have impacted the world consciousness and its future. We are happy to provide historical narrative of how and under what circumstances Sri Aurobindo moved to Pondicherry.
April is the Victory month for Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, with decades of significant April events, starting with Sri Aurobindo’s arrival to a safe haven in Pondicherry on April 4th 1910. This year, April 24th marks the 100th anniversary of The Mother's final arrival back in India for her collaboration with Sri Aurobindo. Peacocks, the sign of success, were seen both in front of Sri Aurobindo’s statue and on The Mother’s balcony.
Auroville has been developing new paradigms of society based on alternative, spiritual, and progressive ideals. Now, in a special study and dissertation, The City of Dawn is recognized for “its exceptional combination of longevity, size, scope of activity, recognition, aims and experimental ethos”. What are the ideals and values that impel its development? READ MORE
In 1910, Sri Aurobindo found safe refuge in Pondicherry, initiating a series of events that have impacted the world consciousness. The Mother came to India and met him in 1914 at the top of these steps, with her final return for their spiritual collaboration on April 24, 1920, one hundred years ago this month. READ MORE
Frederick first came to India in 1959 when he was 20 and met The Mother, a “life-changing experience”. In 1966, he settled in the Ashram, surrendering himself and all his material belongings. He began working for Auroville's inauguration and at The Mother's request, he built the community's first permanent house. One of the original pioneers, he shares what The Mother personally told him about the deep importance of the land for the City of Dawn.
Since its start, Auroville has been a magnet for the youth of the villages around. Many have joined the project to become talented actors in Auroville life. Poovizhi, born in Edayanchavadi on Auroville’s birthday in 1996, has decided to join Auroville. In her interview with Rakhal of the YUCCA Newcomer Program, we see the close links of the past 50 years, and the inspiring role Auroville has played for so many village youth.
Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Dr. Kiran Bedi again honoured Auroville with her invitation to hold a week-long continuation of Art for Land 2020 at the Governor's mansion in Puducherry, inaugurated on the Golden Day of February 29th. The Inauguration's highlight was the performance by Svaram's Sound Experience and its rhythmic magic! (the video links are included). READ MORE