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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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  • Nice initiatives towards environment in the surroundings. Liked the rotating windmill and the water purification technology's. Entry to Matrimandir is not allowed, however you can only see it from a v...  more »
  • The matrimandir is well for all the religion for the mediation, spiritual and nice atmosphere.... If you want to go inside the hall you require to present one day before for some procedure.... Visit t...  more »
  • You need to watch a video before you enter which gives you a brief about the place. It a nice quiet 20 minute walk from the visitors center. The concept and the story behind the matramandir makes it s...  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!