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Matrimandir, Auroville

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A place of meditation for practitioners of Integral yoga, Matrimandir features a huge golden sphere enveloped by twelve concrete "petals." The four main pillars symbolize wisdom, strength, beauty, and intimacy. The sphere, plated with golden discs, resembles a space ship that landed on an open field next to a large banyan tree--a scene right out of a '70s science fiction movie. The surrounding gardens, also called the Park of Unity, are as peaceful as the temple itself. Put Matrimandir at the forefront of your travel plans using our Auroville driving holiday planner .
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  • But I went to visit rather sceptically, bundled visit that seemed rather tourist, I have to say that I loved the meditation on the Matrimandir, and it seemed to me to be very intense. It is worthwhile appointment previously online, to choose best day.
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  • Matrimandir is an amazing and beautiful place to visit, especially for those who want to meditate and cut off from the noises of daily life for some days and cherish the beauty of life. Complete Aurov...  more »
  • Its being an example to the world as there is no differ in races and religion. Any one in the world with this intention can live here for their rest of life . People in here have their own occupation ...  more »
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  • Had a wonderful time here. To visit the temple, you need to take an Appointment one day in advance. And you can't take it for someone else. Everyone who wish to see the temple from inside, has to be present at the time of requesting for appointments. The place is amazing and peaceful. It's worth the effort.
  • Peaceful place... More suited for meditators or family outing... It is a visually beautiful architecture..
  • A quiet and serene atmosphere all around which helps one to get connected with oneself. No other place can be equated with Matrimandir.
  • An absolute must visit - beautiful meditation centre in the middle of the serene Unity Park gardens.
  • Don't visit this place if you're not for a long stay But must and should if you are for a long stay and you will learn something new when you leave this place Peace

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Instead of contacting any guesthouses or hotels directly, it's best to visit the town's website and arrange a place to stay through the official channels. You can choose to stay with an Aurovillian family or in a separate guesthouse--as well as an Aurovillian guide, who'll help you around during your days in the community. Typically, base prices are low, with guests encouraged to make an extra contribution based on a subjective feeling about the services provided and what they can afford.
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