39 Photos - Dec 31, 2013
Photo: On December 31, 2013, from 5 to 6 pm, people gathered for concentration  in the Garden of Unity, under the Matrimandir Banyan Tree or around the pond. On the ground, scenting candles were lit.Photo: Photo: Photo: The subtle, long resonating sound of the Russian Singing bells bid farewell to the last day of the year.Photo: Photo: Photo: Cool, windy, an intensely blue sky, the post-monsoon is the most beautiful time of the year.  On the ground, scenting candles were lit. The subtle, long resonating sound of the Russian Singing bells bid farewell to the last day of the year.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Like every 31 December since 1997, when the construction of the Tibetan Pavilion began, between 7 and 9 pm Aurovilians and guests meet there to celebrate the coming New Year and pray for Peace.Photo: Photo: Photo: Over 2000 oil lamps and candles are lit. The people watch the flickering flames while listening to Tibetan mantric music.Photo: