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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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  • The place is not worth seen from just outside, book an appointment. Plan visit during morning or evening hours if visiting in warmer months. Personally, I found entire auroville to be overrated, opini...  more »
  • Our guide told us you have to live there for years and find your spirtual inner self before being allowed in so two hours was not long enough. The building it's self is brilliant, huge and very gold. ...  more »
  • We visited Auroville on an Intrepid Tour which did not include visiting inside so we didn't get to see the crystal which the tour included. Soooo, we had a lovely one kilometre approx walk to a viewin...  more »

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