Auroville, the “the city of Aurora”, was conceived by “The Mother” as a place for a universal community life, where men and women would learn to live in peace, in perfect harmony, beyond all beliefs, political affiliations and nationalities”.
To-day around 1.600 inhabitants, from some thirty countries, live in this utopian and mystic place. In its centre stands the Matrimandir, the soul of Auroville. Inside there is a room coated with white marble, in which a huge solid crystal (70 cm diameter), the biggest in the world, is exhibited. It is devoted to meditation.
Staying a few days in Auroville, walking around and meditating in the Matrimandir, are wonderful experiences.
For this experience, you must obtain a pass from the reception of the Visitor Center to visit the Matrimandir and the gardens surrounding it. It is also necessary to have another ‘’pass’’ for a session of meditation to the Matrimandir. A shady trail, 2 km from the Centre of the Matrimandir visitors.
|Timetables for the “pass” to the visitors Centre|
|Week||9h30 to 13h||13h30 to 16h00|
|Sunday||9h30 to 13h||Close|
|Opening hours of the Matrimandir visitors|
|Week||9h30 to 13h30||14h00 to 16h30|
|Sunday||9h30 to 13h00||Close|
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