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... firecrackers were part of the cremation process and in some way are supposed to be good for the dead persons soul, apparently the louder the better – some were literally loud enough to shatter your ear drum.
I wonder if there is some kind of hereditary hearing problem in this village as they certainly do like to live it up loud and proud! What is ironic is that the guest house lady here, Kalsang informed us that this cremation was in fact due to someone who ...
... to find and so much more exploring to do. Scotty is thinking of singing up for a Vedic healing course and I’m going to take an agricultural course in urban gardening or cob building, so we can built a hobbit home for when we get back home, lol!
One thing that we are yet to explore, and is the embodiment of the spirit of Auroville is the Matrimandir dome that sits at the centre of the Auroville site. This dome was constructed to be the heart of Auroville, and is a ...
... modern but inactive counterpart and the Shore Temple.
Next on the itinerary is former French-ruled Puducherry (Pondicherry). On the way we pass rope (coir) makers, weaving coconut fibres and take a healthy lunch in the cosmic retreat known as Auroville. Unaware of controversies ahead, we take the tour, starting with the sci-fi video that explains the retreat's dream of becoming a religious haven for peace-seeking individuals of all nations inspired ...
... to in England. Close to Pondy is the strange society of Auroville. Created in the 70s by a French woman they call the 'mother' it claims to be a society where all are equal and can get along and a lot of other hippy cult ****. I feel the same about Auroville as I do ashrams (they're not really top dissimilar), intriguing to go and see/experience but ultimately full of loonies. There were grand plans for Auroville but things slackened off after they built ...
... and Phillip, and Tixon and his wife Vanitha and 15 month old son Mihiran. Tixon, the sharpest of all, was educated in England, thanks to some Aurovilian who saw great promise in him years ago; he is a computer whiz working the Graphic Dept. and is in charge of the small boarding school with 7 kids (mainly orphans).
Joining us for some pictures are Stephanie, American from Colorado who teaches at ...