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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. Plan your Matrimandir visit and explore what else you can see and do in Auroville using our Auroville travel itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • A wow place, though lots of foreigner dominance, but worthy visit. Very well maintained destination to visit. 
  • Though the title seems misleading, it is not a picnic spot. The golden globe (or actually, the lotus) view is visible from Viewer's point for which entry pass have to be obtained (free). The walk till...  more »
  • One of THE MOST beautiful places i have seen in a long time. A MUST MUST VISIT !! Please ensure you make an appointment to go inside the Matrimandir (Dome). Otherwise one is only allowed to see it fro...  more »
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  • Very good architecture. There is nothing to compare this beautiful structure. Neatly maintained, good ambiance, ideal place for meditation. You have to buy ticket to enter Matrimandir. Advance booking required to go inside and meditate. Visitors doesn’t have booking can only observe it from outside. Need to walk around 1 km to reach Matrimandir. Banyan trees and other greeneries on the way gives pleasant feeling while walking.
  • A calm and serene place. Beautifully constructed structure. You can't go into the main though. You have to take an appointment in person and have to wait for three to four days. Even after that you get to meditate inside for fifteen minutes only. But still it's a wonderful experience to visit the place though.
  • Very beautiful and peacefull. Children below ten years are not allowed. There are free buses to visit maitrimandir from main entrance. .
  • Famous tourist spot of Pondi. I liked it. The best part was 1.5 Km walk & chocolate milk shake in der food outlet !! :) :)
  • It doesn't matter if your thoughts align with those of Auroville, this place is amazing and a visit here will definitely be worth your time. To see the Matrimandir from the inside you need to book your place atleast one day in advance, they don't charge you anything for it. I will definitely go there again!