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Sri Aurobindo Ashram

This is the prime attraction of Pondicherry and is also known as Auroville. This is like a meditation center where everyone is not allowed to enter. You need strict permission to visit the place and then meditate here. The whole structure of the Ashram is of a ball which is wrapped with golden discs. you need to take off your shoes and enter this ashram with white socks. As you enter this ashram you have to cross a number of stairs and then enter the innermost chamber. Here you will see a huge flower with 12 petals and also 12 huge columns or pillars. The number 12 is a representation of the 12 common aspects of the Universal Mother. This is also the reason why this place is also known as the Mother House. The Pillars inside this chamber do not reach the ceiling. This is to depict that meditation and knowledge does not have any end to it. You find immense peace over here and also get a lot of answers for the inner questions which bother you.
Pritishree Dash
We went to the dining hall of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and had an organic breakfast that comprised bananas, milk, sprout, brown bread and Broken wheat kheer. There is no adulteration of food in the Ashram and it's completely worth it. For those who are unaware, Sri Aurobindo was an Indian nationalist, philosopher, yogi and poet. A part of the Indian movement for independence and a spiritual reformer, Sri Aurobindo was nominated for the prestigious Nobel prize twice.