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
AUROIMAGE- in collaboration with A4A - has created a new video clip “Solidarity for the Land of Auroville” with music by Nadaka, available in English and in French. It is another inspiring addition to our rich collection of multi-language original films about the City of Dawn, and the land that is designated for it.
In India, the peacock is the symbol of VICTORY, and recently, a pair of peacocks were seen on The Mother’s Terrace! This and other special peacock sightings seem particularly significant, coming at the time of the March and April events celebrated by the worldwide Integral Yoga-Ashram-Auroville family. Perhaps these peacocks express a deeper, encouraging truth behind the present difficult circumstances ... READ MORE
In this special month, the “harmonious collective aspiration” that The Mother spoke of was very much in evidence with a series of solidarity events FOR A CAUSE - the harmonious manifestation of Auroville. Read all our news, including our articles on pioneer Gérard & the building of AuroOrchard, and on the "AV baby newcomers" brought into the world with the assistance of Paula & the Morning Star Birthing Project team, and the inauguration of Art for Land 2020 by the Hon. Dr. Kiran Bedi, Lt. Governor of Puducherry.