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It is located in Auroville, Tamil Nadu,
Auroville - Bommayapalayam
Also known as the Aurobindo Ashram or the Mother house, this is a center of meditation. This was built by Rishi Aurobindo and stresses on uniting the world with a sense of spirituality. This is a ball- shaped building with golden discs covering it. This shape is to show that the Earth is round and that people starting from one end will definitely returnn to the same place again and again. Not everyone is allowed to enetr this place randomly and if you are lucky to be permitted you are suppossed to follow a lots of rules and regulations. Once you are in front of the entrance, you are deposit your shoes there only. It is compulsory that you wear white clothes from head to toe. This is because white is the colour of peace. You will then be taken inside a large chamber where you will have to cross several stairs to reach the innermost chamber which is also the main meditation hall. Here you will find a magical ambience with so much peace. The pillars here are 12 in number and strangely do not touch the ceiling. The large flower inside also has 12 petals which depicts the 12 aspects of the 'Universal Mother'. Overall this place is immensely beautiful and soothes your mind, soul and body altogether.
Auroville-The Universal city is a great place one must visit in Pondicherry. We find the true human spirit alive with no man-mad contamination like caste, creed, race. You feel the utmost peace and the Matri Mandir is very beautiful and a sight worth the walk. The pottery and other handicrafts we bought were very artistic and economic too.
It's in Tamil Nadu, 15kms from Pondicherry.There are a few things to see in the museum. The walk to the dome was tiring but the dome was an impressive piece of architecture. After the ashram, we visited the Auroville Beach. The waves are really high there, no changing rooms available. A lot of local boys staring and passing comments. Beach was fine but couldnt really enjoy because of the local crowd.
A universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.
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Matrimandir - Bommayapalayam
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.
Its a meditation center in the heart of the Auroville, the creation of the Mother. You can get free pass to see it from the Viewing point but to get inside you have to do a prior booking 1 day before.
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Monday- Friday- 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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