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NavaVihan, Pondicherry

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"Navavihan" signifying "New Dawn" or a "New Future" is growing with a two-fold purpose.

In its handicrafts it strives towards beauty, perfection and an appreciation of Nature.

In its educational products, it hopes to help the child to learn and grow in joy, be creative and look up to a new future.

Navavihan was started in 1983 and is managed by Mother’s Centenary Memorial Trust in Pondicherry.

We are a team of 20 people where each one is encouraged to contribute their creativity using various art and craft techniques like painting, embroidery, quilling, origami, paper pulp crafts, marbling to name a few.

Our range of products celebrate nature’s artistry using leaves and flowers, seeds, cane etc. These with handmade paper make the products unique and add a warm touch of nature and beauty.

Our products for children include innovative educational games and craft kits to encourage learning and discovery with fun and joy. These products can be used in children’s activity centres, classrooms and homes. When a child enjoys an activity, he automatically becomes more focused and that is the basis of all learning.
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  • Navihaan is a place where you find products that are thoughtfully made and most of them are made of natural dyes and more. The most beautiful part of this little useful things is how they are merged.....  more »
  • Navihaan has some great line of items which are very creative and aesthetic in true sense.A must visit for all travelling to Pondicherry  more »
  • Visited several times... Really Loved their service... They have a building nearby where products to the shop are made.. if u are visiting the shop, u must visit that too... They have very good Cards and some other handicrafts... Nice place even it is not big
  • A must visit for people visiting Pondicherry. The educational products and items for children here are completely exclusive which enhances the faculties i.e. motor skills, cognitive skills, sensory skills making it very tactile. Additionally the bright colors makes the games more attractive and a visual treat. They do have a wonderful collection of handicraft items and home decor.
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