|An image of the Mother greets visitors at 'The Future Realisation' exhibit |
at Aurodhan Art Gallery in Pondicherry (Photo credit: Lori Tompkins)
|Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet speaks with Olympia Shilpa Gerald, |
reporter for 'The Hindu' newspaper (Photo credit: Lori Tompkins)
Below are the first few paragraphs from an 10 Feb 2014 article in The Hindu regarding 'The Future Realisation' exhibit:
Gaining insight into symbolism in the Mother’s plan for Matri Mandir
Exhibition unveils the Mother’s vision of a sacred architectural form
Does ‘certain number of metres’ mean anything greater than a mathematical notation?
An exhibition that opened in Puducherry on Sunday explores the significance of precise measurements mentioned on the original plans drawn by the Mother for Matri Mandir. ‘The Future Realisation’, presented by the Aeon Centre of Cosmology, establishes the links between the “supramental gnosis of the Mother and the Vedic Age”. In simpler terms, the exhibition unveils the Mother’s vision of a sacred architectural form, tracing its roots to ancient Vedic wisdom.
Patrizia Norelli-Bachelet, the director of the Centre, says the exhibit is unique as it deals with a specialised field-sacred architecture. By their effort, the Centre hopes to reveal an aspect of the Mother’s genius, that has been overlooked.
“It comes as a surprise to most people, even to her devotees ,”says Ms. Norelli-Bachelet, of the vision of sacred architecture.
The exhibit highlights the importance of symbolism in the Mother’s original plan, but elaborates on specific measurements and the significance of numbers in the Mother’s and Sri Aurobindo’s symbol (like the number of petals and leaves).
“Why did she want this measurement and what does it mean,” is the initial question that is raised and answered. ...