Friday, September 08, 2006

Sri Aurobindo Sri Kshetra, Dalijoda

23rd Sri Aurobindo Relics Installation Anniversary at Sri Aurobindo Sri Kshetra at Dalijoda on 4th April, 2001
The verdant earth looked more glorious as the irresistible peace and joy of the place attracted a congregation of more than 2000 people from many parts of Orissa at Sri Aurobindo Sri Kshetra, Dalijoda, 35 kms north of Cuttack.
Sri Aurobindo's Relics were installed here on 4th Apr 1978 by Sri Ramakrishna Das of Sri Aurobindo Ashram , Pondicherry. Unlike Auroville every inmate here has to be a Sadhak of Integral Yoga.
About 27 years ago (1974) a group of young spiritual aspirants under the guidance of Sri Ramakrishna Das & Prof. Prapatti gathered here to practice intensive Yogic discipline. This sprawling abode 250 acre land is almost camouflaged by greenery all around and flanked by a hillock on its eastern side.
Today on 4th Apr. 2001 Prof. C.N. Sharma graced the occasion as Chief Guest and observed delightfully the prevailing atmosphere here, that had been built up by The Mother's Grace. The function started with March Past before the Spiritual Map of India in the Ashram's Playground, followed by collective meditation around the Samadhi. Subsequently all gathered for an interaction. The School children first sang a chorus. Then the visitors were greeted by Sri Ramnath Panda, Managing Trustee who presided over the function. Sri Dharanidhar Pal presented the Annual Report. Smt Kanaklata Mohanty an eminent litterateur, participating in the discussion expressed that Sri Aurobindo Yoga was the only way to raise the consciousness of life on earth. Prof. C.N. Sharma described the present situation as the inevitable precursor to the New World. Sri Gadadhar Mishra, Secretary of Matrubhaban Trust & a founder member of the Sri Aurobindo Sri Kshtra emphasized the urgency of clinging to The Mother's Consciousness inside at this critical juncture.
The function ended with a devotional song by Amjad, a devotee from Dhenkanal Dist. of Orissa. Afterwards all partook of the Prasad that was served on behalf of the Ashram.

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