Peace Bell has arrived just on time, and on 15th of August we had a chance to hear it for the first time. Amongst others Vera invites us to welcome the Peace Bell on Friday 4th of Septemeber at 5.15pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in International Zone. Through playing on bells many have found the experience of collective harmony, sense of contributing in something beautiful. With inner silence, to which bells could bring you to, the perception of the world changes. Many people of good will have participated towards Peace Bell manifestation in Auroville.
From the web:
Alexander Zhikharev was born in 1951 in the village Khoroshevo, which is now the Moscow region Khoroshevo-Mnevniki. after he got out of the army, he started working at the factory VILS [All-Union Institute of Light Alloys] & there poured his first bell. down the road, Alexander served as a bell ringer in the Kremlin & the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, researching many years to realize a way to replicate the bells dreamy resonances. In 1988, he found a form that is comparable in sound to the traditional bells and decided to call it Hammer Icon or bila. They were flat, bronze & brass plaques, varying in size & weight, which emitted a surprisingly beautiful tone, quite unlike anything that sounds.