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Navavihan is a unit of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry.  

Started in 1983 with a small group of 4 we have grown into a larger team where each one is encouraged to contribute their creativity.

With that growth has come a twofold purpose:

  • A centre of creativity designing handcrafted items where the raw materials are mainly Handmade Paper, wood free pulp, and some natural materials like flowers, seeds, leaves and wood, thus expressing a love for nature and appreciation of its beauty.

  • And a centre that produces innovative educational craft kits, games, books and videos for children of all ages to help them develop various faculties and become sensitive to deeper values.