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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  • A huge globe at a distance of 1 Km from the parking of Auroville a huge golden globe is present. Its a huge meditation hall (2 days before prebooking is to be done). The entry for viewing and meditati...  more »
  • Wow...as a landscape architect, I really appreciated the spectacular site plan, the layout of the main nucleus of Auroville, the central Matrimandir zone, the radiating landscape design of the area, t...  more »
  • You have to get on a list at the visitors centre about two days before you plan your visit the Mantrimandir inside - but I think it is worth it if you want to see it and meditate there. A room and an ...  more »
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