Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of LILALOKA, the 8 April 2014

By Sandrine Denier – April 13, 2014

This Tuesday, the 8th of April 2014 has been a very special day for Lilaloka project, a new birthday, the start of construction.
For this foundation stone laying ceremony a lot of people of all ages came together in a friendly family atmosphere.
After a small welcoming talk, given by Sandrine, introducing the dream of Lilaloka in the context of Auroville (see below), Anna shared joyfully how she came to know about Lilaloka and then joined the Lilaloka project.
Then all together, adults and children, we shared a moment of silence and concentration before walking towards the foundation area, nicely decorated with flowers, to offer incense, a flower, or place a symbolic brick.
In the moments that followed, children ran around, climbing the heaps of sand and gravels of the building site, laughing with joy.
Adults extended their sincere support and broad smiles, inquiring gently about the plans, reading the exhibition panels and the Lilaloka booklet and flyers. A little corner offered to all who came, juices, biscuits and fruits from Auroville (donated by Naturellement and AV Bakery).
Soon there as the afternoon waned, the sun poured gentle rays of light between the trees on the building site. People were not in a hurry to leave this joyful and peaceful atmosphere and continued for a while to share their appreciation in many ways before to go home.

Lilaloka,the Laying of the Foundation Stone, VIDEO (by Manohar, click here):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFZY6gTRE94&feature=youtu.be

LILALOKA: The Laying of the Foundation Stone (46 photos by Manohar,click here): https://www.flickr.com/photos/manohar_auroville/sets/72157643790555775/