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वन्दे मातरम् (Vande Mataram)

Vande Mataram (transl. “Mother, I Bow to Thee”) is a Bengali-Sanskrit poem written by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and first sung by Rabindranath Tagore in 1896. The first 2 stanzas of the poem have now the official status as the “National Song” of the Republic of India. Sri Aurobindo has made translation of the poem into English verse.

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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).

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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.