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Victory to Him!

A prayer written by Kapali Sastri and recited by Vasanti Rao.
“Victory to Him, our Lord Sri Aurobindo, of entire parts!
Victory to the Sustainer of the worlds, the Mother Mira of white radiance!
To Their Integral Yoga all victory – may it manifest fully on earth!”

Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu

Ya Devi Sarva Bhuteshu

“We bow to Her who lives in all beings in the form of Mother
Salutations to her, salutations, salutations again and again.”

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Purulia Chhau Dance

Purulia Chhau dance performance by Sri Tara Pada Rajak and Group at Bharat Nivas, Auroville, on August 11, 2012. Video production by Manohar.

Parvati Baul in Auroville (2011) Part 2

Parvathy Baul in Auroville (part 2)

Devotional chanting and rotating dance, Dervish style, of Parvathy Baul, dancer, singer and storyteller from Bengal.
A video clip from her performance in Auroville in 2011, produced by Manohar (PART 2).

Parvati Baul in Auroville (2011) part 1

Parvathy Baul in Auroville

Devotional chanting and rotating dance, Dervish style, of Parvathy Baul, dancer, singer and storyteller from Bengal.
A video clip from her performance in Auroville in 2011, produced by Manohar.

Light Mandala

Light Mandala

Light Mandala and meditation at the Tibetan Pavilion, Auroville, on 31 December 2001. Camera and realization by Olivier Barot.

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Bhu – Earth

An interactive performance that gets its roots in the ancient practice of Kararipattu in Tamil Nadu.
Artistic direction: Philippe Pelen Baldini and Thierry Moucazambo.

Mantra Dhyana

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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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.”