Matrimandir 1/undefined by Tripoto
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday- Friday- 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
meditation
Free
All year
Families, Friends, Couples
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Matrimandir

The name of the place means the Mother's Temple and is also known as the Auroville. The name was given after Rishi Aurobindo who believed that all human beings could overcome supernatural conciousness by rigorous meditation. It has a unique shape of a flattened sphere which is coated with golden discs and this is to represent that there are no ends and corners and that the whole world is round like a sphere here. The disadvantage is that not everyone get the permission to meditate here. This can also be taken as an advantage as you can go through the most peaceful experience due to less people here. As you start entering this place, you will have to remove your shoes and be in complete white socks. You will then have to ascend and descent steps to reach an inner chamber which again has two ramps and pillars which do not touch the ceiling. This is to give a feeling that meditation has no limit. Also the white marble is a symbol of peace here and the symbol of flower has 12 petals representing attributes of the Universal Mother. These are responsive, courage, progress, kindness, generosity, sincereity, peace, humility, gratitude, aspiration and perseverence.
Sarala Reddy
As usual we woke up late... we are not rushing as it it is our vacation time 😜  Started to Auroville beach on Bullet.. the beach has a black sand with high tides.. There is nothing to sit and relax.. it is just a beach where you could see few fishermen.. We moved to Matrimandir and walked around 2 kms to see the view, we couldn't get inside as it is closed due to maintenance... Walking under hot sun in the afternoon... we are very exhausted 🥵 and finally reached to see the view of Matrimandir.. Very beautiful.. took few pics and relaxed for sometime and returned back to hotel... We had lunch at the LB2 lounge. . It has a pretty ambience.. Having chilled 🍺 after walk under the☀is refreshing. Spent good time at the lounge and went for a fresh Body Spa.. Returned back to hotel and slept badly. We had few pints of beer and had dinner in the hotel room as it is too late to dine out at any hotel..
Bharat Chander
Around 11 o'clock after having heavy breakfast,we decided to go to auroville (A small town in Pondicherry) There we visited matrimandir, where you will find amazing peace and relaxation. From entrance till matrimandir it is around 1.5 km , so It is advisable to take water bottle with you as in between there is no water source.
Pritishree Dash
Next morning, we woke up at 5:45 am to see the sun rise. Yes, it was difficult but living on the other side of the country, my friend wanted to see the sunrise from above the waters which she never had the privilege to see. To our misfortune though, the sky was cloud cast. Nevertheless, the day started early for us and the visit to Matri Mandir was enough to keep us hopeful.
Poulamee