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Friday, 25 May 2012

Sri Aurobindo Ashram , Puducherry

One of the influential place in Pondicherry, this ashram was evolved for spriritual realisation founded by the Sri Aurobindo , one of the leaders of the Nationalist movement as well as a spiritual leader along with his collaborator the Mother. After Sir Aurobindo,The Mother carried on his work until November 17, 1973 and till now by many other spiritual peoples of the ashram

As depicted by the Mother, Sir Aurobindo was quite in both heart and mind, has a very observational  power and a strong positive vibrational force that he has achieved through Internal Yoga .


All quotes are from the Collected Works of the Mother.

Sri Aurobindo came upon earth to teach this truth to men. He told them that man is only a transitional being living in a mental consciousness, but with the possibility of acquiring a new consciousness, the Truth-consciousness, and capable of living a life perfectly harmonious, good and beautiful, happy and fully conscious. During the whole of his life upon earth, Sri Aurobindo gave all his time to establish in himself this consciousness he called supramental, and to help those gathered around him to realise it.
from Volume 12, On Education, p.116
(24 July 1951)

I have seen Sri Aurobindo doing this in somebody's head, somebody who used to complain of being troubled by thoughts. It was as if his hand reached out and took hold of the little black dancing point and then did this (gesture with the finger-tips), as when one picks up an insect, and he threw it far away. And that was all. All still, quiet, luminous...
from Volume 9, Questions and Answers 1957-58, p.254
(8 January 1958)

Sir Aurobindo was also a great writer who had written many works under the name of The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga , Savitri, Karmayogin,Bande Mataram — I–II,Essays Divine and Human,Essays in Philosophy and Yoga ,Vedic and Philological Studies and more.All his works and his history can be downloaded from the official website Sri Aurobindo

To download Sri Aurobindo's works - Click Here 

IMPORTANT DARSHAN DATES  
ASHRAMS TIMELINE 
15 August 1872 Sri Aurobindo's birthday
21 February 1878 The Mother's birthday
24 April 1920 The Mother's final arrival in Pondicherry
24 November 1926 Siddhi day or the day of Victory
02 December 1943 The Mother inaugurates the opening of a new school
5 December 1950 Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi day
9 December 1950 Sri Aurobindo's body laid to rest
29 February 1956 Day of the Supramental Manifestation
17 November 1973 The Mother's Mahasamadhi day
20 November 1973 The Mother's body laid to rest
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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Pondicherry Dune Eco Village & Spa

The Dune eco village resort & spa, pondicherry is a 35 acre eco-friendly beach hotel with unique 51 aesthetic villas fusing modern and traditional architecture .Located 15 kms from Pondicherry along the ECR(East Coast Road) , Pudukupam, Keelputhupet, via Pondicherry University,this village designed to cater to the growing demand for long stay destinations along with two swimming pools, organic farm, tennis court ,2 Restaurant, Private Beach, Paradise Spa, Kids Playground with the 700m of sea front

It also serves as a base for Artists In Residence (AIR), a hub for international artists to live, meet, work and to discover India, its artists and craftsmen from all around the world.The cottages in this eco village have names like Bamboo House, Bangle House ,Sambu House ,Doll House,Baywatch House,the Wood House,the Mud House , the Nawabi House,the Pop House, Courtyard House,Dome House, Art Deco House, etc .It also has an animal enclosure and an organic farm. It has a Fun restaurants,a Sea food bar and a Private restaurant with a rich fusion of traditional Indian and Continental recipes prepared using organically farmed vegetables.The spa known as the Paradise Spa offers Ayurvedic treatments, Yoga and meditation as well as many alternative therapies including Watsu (a water shiatsu treatment done in a pool, meant to ease aches and pains)

Address:
The Dune,
Eco Beach Village,
Pudhukuppam,
Keelputhupet, (via Pondicherry university), 605014, Tamil Nadu, India.
Phone : (+91) 413 3244040   , (+91) 9364455440
Fax : (+91) 413 2656351.

Bookings :
Mail us at: booking@thedunehotel.com or visit the booking section.

Bamboo House
Mud House
Wood House

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Friday, 14 October 2011

Tourists Places to visit in Pondicherry ,Puducherry India


The beach is a main tourists attraction in Puducherry.The 1.5 km long promenade running along the beach is the core of the Pondicherry Town.It is characterised by the the statue of Mahatma Gandhi standing tall, Dupleix statue,the War memorial ,the old light house, the remains of the old pier and the heritage town hall.The beach extends wide and it is also known as the Paradise Beach in the Cuddalore main road,the Serenity beach on the north side of the town and the Auroville beach in the Auroville area.We will see the directions on the Google map keeping the Gandhi statue on the beach as the start point for other tourists spots



The Sri Aurobindo Ashram , one of the most famous ashrams in India is located on rue de la Marine .It has devotees from all over India .



Auroville


Auroville (1968 ) also known as the ‘City of Dawn ’ was guided as a place to live together in humanity by The Mother with the help of the spiritual collaborator Sri Aurobindo.Its Charter says, “To live in Auroville one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness”, and describes it as “belonging to nobody in particular, but to humanity as a whole”; as a place “of constant progress”; and as “a bridge between the past and the future.”



There are quite a few  museums in Pondicherry that speaks about the Pondicherry life.The Puducherry Museum(G) located on Saint Louis street has a collection of rare bronzes and stone sculptures from the Pallava and Chola dynasties and artifacts excavated from Arikamedu  .It is open on all days except Mondays and national holidays between 1000-1700 hrs.The Ananda Ranga Pillai Museum(E) has some compilation of diaries that serve as a storehouse of information on the 18th century French India.The Bharathi Memorial Museum (B) is the house of Poet Mahakavi Bharathiyar and has major of his literature works and Photos.Bharathidasan Museum(C) is the house of Poet and  Writer Bharathidasan and it has some of his important works .Children’s Museum (D) has shell collections and the Jawahar Toy Museum (F) has a collection of over 120 dolls, each one dressed in costumes from different Indian states.





A biological park nearly 200 years old and has over 1,500 species from all over the world.Suituated near New Bus stand in Pondicherry it also consists of a musical fountain, an aquarium with variety of ornamental fishes , a toy train to have a quick look at the garden and a rock garden.A place where kids can enjoy learning about different tyoes of flowers and plants and also have fun.Once in a year, a flower show is held this place where you can see amazing varities of flowers some of which you can buy home .




A unique historical site south of Pondicherry to Arikamedu this place is believed to be a Roman trading centre.The ruins of a seminary and residence built here for Jesuit missionaries in the 18th century displays how the buildings were constructed during that era.Half-walls some standing and yet some on the ground displays mixed bricks.This place gives you a unique travelling back experience .




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