About Auroville Festival
AUROVILLE FESTIVAL IS THE PLATFORM TO DISCOVER AUROVILLE AND ITS PURPOSE. IT IS AN OCCASION TO EXPERIENCE, EXPLORE AND EXCHANGE IDEAS RELATED TO SRI AUROBINDO AND THE MOTHER. THE FESTIVAL OFFERS A UNIQUE ACCESS POINT TO THE REGION’S THRIVING CULTURAL SCENE.
Taking place annually in Auroville, the festival celebrates modern-day Auroville, combining contemporary thoughts with global trends and vernacular traditions. Positioning Integral Yoga and Sri Aurobindo’s teachings at its core, the festival’s programme draws together various initiatives and institutions of Auroville, Government bodies, private foundations and nonprofits, various professionals and renowned individuals to this important cultural event and festival of India and the World, enabling local and international audiences to engage in innovative ways with the cultural history and development of the region.
The festival is committed to supporting education and sustainable development opportunities and runs a year-round programme of events, including education initiatives, research commissions and various development programmes, aiming to increase audiences for the idea of Auroville within India and around the world.
Auroville Festival is run by residents of Auroville
Theme 2022: Unity
Positioning Integral Yoga and Sri Aurobindo’s teachings at its core, it combines contemporary thoughts with global trends and vernacular traditions with its four main themes
Celebrate Sri Aurobindo's 150th Anniversary
The Auroville Festival is honored to celebrate the philosophy, life and 150th Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Having positioned Integral Yoga and His teachings at its core, the Auroville Festival is special and one-of-its kind to celebrate everything Auroville has stood for. This national and long-awaited event has become more personal and auspicious to us, the people in and around Auroville.
Unity within Community
Auroville as a community is a beacon for unity in diversity. This festival is aimed at celebrating togetherness and reviving our resolve to work for the progress and purpose of Auroville. This felicitous week celebrates Mother’s birthday as well as Auroville’s birthday together as one extended festival. The festival is one more occasion for us to celebrate oneness.
Friendship with the Bioregion
Auroville is carved out of Tamilnadu and Puducherry. Auroville has a special relationship with the nearby villages, as many of the Aurovilians belong to the local area and many others have work related connections. The Auroville Festival is an initiative to strengthen the friendship by providing opportunities to enable and engage individuals in innovative and inspiring methods.
Celebrate towards Sri Aurobindo's 150th Anniversary
Auroville is also known as the City of Dawn - the city the earth needs. With the amount of globalisation and urbanisation the cities around are under great stress and are in urgent need for Unity, Amity and Fraternity. The Auroville Festival - Unity 22 - this year, highlights the important qualities to enlighten, embrace and embed them deep within and further share with the world.