Auroville, Auroville

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Auroville (City of Dawn) is an "experimental" township in Viluppuram district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, near Pondicherry in South India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "The Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. As stated in Alfassa's first public message about the township, "Auroville is meant to be 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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  • First of all, as a designer, I love the site plan, the layout and the architecture of the landscape and the buildings... It was nice to have a selection of different gift and food shops at the end of ...  more »
  • I had imagined this to be a futuristic town but wasn’t disappointed when we arrived to see the dome. A spectacular piece of architecture without the usual crowds crawling all over it. The visitor cent...  more »
  • A visit is only interesting there if at the same time you have the opportunity to visit the entire complex including Matrimandir (interior tour and meditation only after prior registration about 3-4 days before) i.e. the center of Auroville and an accompaniment has the There has actually been living and working for a long time. Otherwise you will not get an impression of life and work the 55 nations integrated there and 2,800 inhabitants otherwise you will get a false impression and have more of the impression of a sect based there, even if life there is a little like that of such a "small." The social commitment of the local inhabitants can already be admired. The visit of the matrimadir was already impressive even though I found "no" special inspiration there, probably because I am a: Not the guy for it and b: The medititonist period was too short. The building itself is very interesting in its simplicity.
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