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Pongalo Pongal

At the occasion of Pongal celebrations we are featuring special mix of hand picked Tamil songs for Pongal, and some devotional

tracklist
Pongalo Pongal
Nattupura Pattu Onnu
Eradhuthu Eradhuthu
Rasa Magan Raasanukku
Adi Kezhukkaala
Poranthachi Poranthachi
Harvest dance
Poopookkum Maasam Thai Maasam.
Valli Valli Ena Vantha
Mata Jaya Om Lalithambikai
Senthamaraiyil
Thaamaraipoovil
Thiruvilakkai
Vani Aarulvai
Om Aadhi Parasakthi
Solladi Abhirami
Navarathiri

Happy Pongal!

Pongal is a harvest festival dedicated to the Sun. The day marks the start of the sun’s six month long journey northwards (the Uttaraayanam). This also corresponds to the Indic solstice when the sun purportedly enters the 10th house of the Indian zodiac Makara or Capricorn. Pongal is a four days long harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu.

On Friday, 19th of January at 4pm at Cinema Paradiso (Town Hall) “Ecology in the Anthropocene Human evolutionary heritage facing recent environmental challenges” (Presentation and Discussion) Join us on Dr. Mark Frenzel from the German Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.

On Friday, 19th January at 7:30 pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture – Taiwanese Culture Night.

Matrimandir on Tuesday 16th, Pongal Karinal day will remain open from 6am to 8 am and from 4.30 to 8 pm only for Aurovilians and Newcomers.There will be no visitors’ hour and no visits for Auroville schools and children either.The Park of Unity will remain closed from 8 am to 4.30 pm.The Visitors Centre will remain closed for the day.We regret very much the inconvenience.Happy Pongal!

The Solar Kitchen and La Terrace will be closed on 15ht and 16th,

Auroville Bakery & Garden CaféWill be closed on Tuesday 16.th and they are asking you to collect your Tuesday order(s) on Monday 15th

PTDC will be closed on 16th, and they wish us Happy Pongal.

All Yoga is in its nature a new birth; it is a birth out of the ordinary, the mentalised material life of man into a higher spiritual consciousness and greater and diviner being.
The Synthesis of Yoga
Sri Aurobindo

Songs Thorugh Time for Land

Within accompanying or fundraising events of exhibition Art for Land and Unity Pavilion (exhibition is on display until 15th of February) we had a chance to hear last night Songs Thorugh Time, singing for land – a musical offering presented by Carla and Paula.
We have heard amazing voices of Carla and Paula from opera airias , rock and jazz pieces, accompanied by Jan, Nick, Kees, and Eric.

More than 70 artists from Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, India, and AVI centers from around the world have again joined together for “Art for Land” – all offering their creations to raise funds for completing Auroville’s Master Plan land base. Works include paintings, ceramics, photographs, glasswork, jewelry, collages, and sculpture. Some art works created by Ashram artists were blessed by the Mother.
All
donations go exclusively for purchasing Auroville’s missing Master Plan land
You can come to the Unity Pavilion, make a land donation, and receive an artwork as a gift. You can also view the collection on our online gallery and reserve an artwork via our website at
artforland.auroville.org
Donations can be made in cash at Unity Pavilion, or by check and bank transfer via Auroville Unity Fund to “Art For Land”, or via the Auroville Donation Gateway to the “Acres for Auroville land campaign. Tax
exemptions are possible for land donors in India. Shipping of works from Auroville is managed by donors at their own expense.
IN PARALLEL: Several works are available as
postcards, along with other items, complemented by a parallel fundraising
sale of donated rare photographs of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Proceeds go exclusively for purchasing Auroville’s missing Master Plan land.
Aurovilians and friends have expressed their solidarity by creating associated
events and activities as land
fundraisers at the Unity Pavilion.

Pongal Events,

Within 50th Anniversary between Jan 11th – 13th , Mohanam village campus (opposite Imagination community) Kolam Sacred Mandala Workshop and Festival As part of the Pongal festival, learn to make Mandalas with the neighboring villages.

Friday 12th January at 3pm in Progress community. The YouthLink Team invite us to a presentation on our Comm4unity course.

On Friday 12th of Janaury at 8pm at CRIPA in Kalbhumi Nuria and the Jazz Quartet.

On Friday 12th at 5pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture – “Hidden Harmony Stronger than Obvious” Aurelio & Colleagues will share an interactive exploration in Harmonic Science, including basics of Overtone Singing.

On Saturday, 13th of January at 7.30pm at Unity Pavilion we are invited to Songs Through Time – Singing for the Land with Carla and PaulaThis is a fund-raising event in connection with the Art for Land exhibition All your donations go towards purchase of land for completing the Masterplan of Auroville.

The meeting of man and God must always mean a penetration and entry of the Divine into the human and a self immergence of man in the Divinity.
But that immergence is not in the nature of an annihilation. Extinction is not the fulfilment of all this search and passion, suffering and rapture. The game would never have been begun if that were to be its ending.

Sri Aurobindo , Thoughts and Glimpses.

Pongal Celebrations at AVAG, Sharing Session with TDC

Featuring short excerpt with poem from Gitanjali by Damayanti Datta , offering to The Mother , Sri Aurobindo, and the community past Saturday at Bhumika Hall, Bharat Nivas,

Tonight at 7.30pm at CRIPA in Kalabhumi we are invited to Folk / Electro World With Omri Swafield where the vocal Chameleon take a leap towards his first solo project

On Tuesday 9th of January between 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Pongal Celebration at Auroville Village Action Group – Irumbai Pongal is a harvest festival, a traditional occasion for giving thanks to nature, for celebrating the life cycles that give us grain. It is the beginning of Uttarayan – the beginning of the Sun’s long journey northwards.

L’avenir d’Auroville team informs us that For the 50th anniversary, the Earth Institute (AVEI), L’avenir d’Auroville and the Road Service are working together to stabilize the Certitude-Solar Kitchen road. Please check out the image!

L’avenir d’Auroville invites to Monthly Monday Sessions and The first of these sessions is on today 8th of January at 3pm They would like to begin the new year with creating a space for regular interactions with you. So, on the first Monday of every month at 3 pm, you are warmly invited to our offices for dialogue and exchange on anything and everything to do with our city’s planning.

All your life must be an offering and a sacrifice to the Supreme; your only object in action shall be to serve, to receive, to fulfill, to become a manifesting instrument of the Divine Shakti in her works.
Sri Aurobindo
The Mother

Gitanjali, Abundance, Indian Choral Music

In today’s news a short excerpt of information Sharing Meeting on Bratstvo(Brotherhood) Pavilion with Vera.

On Saturday 6th of January from 6pm onward we are invited to Ukrainian Christmas or An Evening of Abundance.

Saturday, 6th of Januaryat 7:30 pm at Bhumika , Bharat Nivas – Gitanjali,
A bouquet of songs, primarily written by poet laureate Tagore by Ms.Damyanti Datta.

50th Team invite us to join them Cinema Paradiso on Saturday 6th at 4 :15pm for a screening of films that they made about the events in Delhi.

On Sunday 7th of January at 5.45pm at Bharat Nivas Indian Choral Music with songs on the theme of Human Unity composed by the late Sri MB Srinivasan and performed by Madras Youth Choir.

Question: Does the intervention of the Grace come through a call?

The Mother: When one calls? I think so. Anyway, not exclusively and solely. But certainly, yes, if one has faith in the Grace and an aspiration and if one does what a little child would when it runs to its mother and says: “Mamma, give me this”, if one calls with that simplicity, if one turns to the Grace and says “Give me this”, I believe it listens. Unless one asks for something that is not good for one, then it does not listen. If one asks from it something that does harm or is not favourable, it does not listen.
(CWM – Vol. 5,
pp. 367-68)


Comments: 0 Date: 04 Jan 2018

Brotherhood – Bratstvo Pavilion Sharing

We were invited on 2nd of January to Unity Pavilion in the spirit of Brotherhood to A General Information Meeting to collaborate in International Zone. Initiative sprouted in February 2017 while talking on development of the Eastern Europe – Russia – Caucasus – Middle Asia Area. Vera and Sergey (an architect of temporary pavilion) gave a common outline of the aims of the pavilion, along with report on site permission for the temporary material manifestation.
Quite naturally presentation turned into a sharing, where participants created a circle. Lots of thoughts, ideas were brought forward, all in the spirit of collaboration, and all inclusiveness.
“Bratsrtvo Pavilion is a voluntary union of the representatives of different countries from Eastern Europe, Russia and Even Caucasus, Middle Asia countries.
It is a study of how human unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence can be achieved between neighboring countries which had close and sometimes not easy relationship in the past.
The activities will be research oriented, educational and cultural in terms of defining what Nation Consicousness and the Nation Soul can be.
Bratstvo Pavilion is a place of collaboration and coordination not only within Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Middle Asia but also of other nations of this world.”

At the same time the audience was invited to celebrate the Ukrainian Christmas on 6th of January form 6pm onward at Unity Pavilion.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Jan 2018

Brotherhood – Bratstvo Pavilion Sharing

We were invited on 2nd of January to Unity Pavilion in the spirit of Brotherhood to A General Information Meeting to collaborate in International Zone. Initiative sprouted in February 2017 while talking on development of the Eastern Europe – Russia – Caucasus – Middle Asia Area. Vera and Sergey(an  architect of temporary pavilion) gave a common outline of the aims of the pavilion, along with report on site permission for the temporary material manifestation.
Quite naturally presentation turned into a sharing, where participants created a circle. Lots of thoughts, ideas were brought forward, all in the spirit of collaboration, and all inclusiveness.
“Bratsrtvo Pavilion is a voluntary union of the representatives of different countries from Eastern Europe, Russia and Even Caucasus, Middle Asia countries.
It is a study of how human unity, harmony and peaceful coexistence can be achieved between neighboring countries which had close and sometimes not easy relationship in the past.
The activities will be research oriented, educational and cultural in terms of defining what Nation Consicousness and the Nation Soul can be.
Bratstvo Pavilion is a place of collaboration and coordination not only within Eastern Europe, Russia, Caucasus, Middle Asia but also of other nations of this world.”

At the same time the audience was invited to celebrate the Ukrainian Chirstmas on 6th of January form 6pm onward at Unity Pavilion.


Comments: 0 Date: 03 Jan 2018

Art for Land

Yeserday auspicious occasion of inauguration of Art for Land exhibition, in the line of the events to celebrate 50th anniversary of Auroville, and third event of its kind was inaugurated in the presence of Auroville Foundation Secretary Mr Chunkat.
The exhibition of over 300 art works from all over, will be on display until 15ht of February, and it should tap into a Flow of Donations towards the purchase of still missing plots of Auroville Master Plan.the action is an offering of Unity Pavilion with the assistance of the team of Acres for Auroville (A4A), and Green Acres.
In her address Sigrid (Green Acres) invited us to her update on Wednesday 3rd of Janaury at 3pm at Unity Pavilion.

Happy 2018!

In today’s news short excerpt on interview with Jaya and Devasmita inviting us all to an inauguration of Art for Land exhibition on 1st of Janaury 2018 at Unity Pavilion.

This morning 1st of Janaury 2018 we are invited at 11.30am behind Unity Pavilion to aNew Year welcoming Satsang with Prahladji Tifanya.

On Tuesday 2nd of January at 4pm at Unity Pavilion in the spirit of Brotherhood, we are invited to A General Information Meeting to collaborate in the International Zone:

Issue 9 of “The Squeak”, a magazine by students of The Learning Community (TLC) is out.

To be conscious of him in all parts of our being and equally in all that the dividing mind sees as outside our being, is the consummation of the individual consciousness.

Sri Aurobindo
The Synthesis of Yoga

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