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What is a Mantra (video)

A short introduction to what is a Mantra, filmed in Auroville, India, in 2012. Gopika offers a reflection on the significance of Vedic Mantra. Nadaka & Gopika sing the Gayatri mantra, an ancient hymn to the Sun.

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Inner Sky (Chidakash)

An installation by Gopika Dahanukar. “In our digitally powered world, our minds are easily distracted as we constantly examine the past or anticipate the future. The practice of being in the now by calming the mind can help cultivate mindfulness and clarity, insight and understanding.”

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Mantra Dhyana: Om Gananam Tva Ganapatim

Om Gananam Tva Ganapatim chant is a variation of the Vedic Samhitah. From ancient times, Vedic mantras were passed down orally and were retained purely by memory. The Vedic Seers evolved complex tonal and rhythmical sequences that were inspired and designed to transform the being through deep concentration.

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A Sense of Infinite

Celebrating Auroville’s 40th anniversary. Live concert at the Matrimandir Amphitheater. A film by Doris and Francis, Auroville 2008.

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Vrindavana

A video clip with Nadaka and Gopika, performing a song about Krishna and the gardens of Vrindavan.