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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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  • I will suggest to visit this place after you make your mind to have some actual peace within the hectic life of yours. Please, don't shout or laugh while visiting this place. You will find people in g...  more »
  • You need special permission to get in. It required 2-3 days prior to visit. We did not get the permission in short notice. We went till the view point. They have bus service from the main gate.  more »
  • You can only do this once you have obtained a pass for visiting it ONE DAY PRIOR. Otherwise they won't allow. Its a beautiful experience even if you aren't very spiritual in nature - you will love the...  more »
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  • Place worth visiting, well managed... disciplined by volunteers. Enjoy more if gets guided. The efforts put in to bring this place up is laudable. Sheer determination, vision, hard work and patience have changed its fate and the scene..... Spirtuality could just be another aspect about the place. Explore it's journey through the time, learn and appreciate yourself. The inside of the Matrimandir Dome to the meditation floor is unique. Must visit, worth visiting.
  • Its Ultimate Place. International Meditation Center. Great Development. Golden Globe hats Off. Awesome Greenery.
  • Very pleasant and peaceful area. Visitors are allowed up to matrimandir visitor point only, not inside. We have to get special permission (registration) for going inside. Public are allowed till 4pm only.
  • Great place to find one's inner soul. The meditation area has so much positive energy, it can easily felt all around. Silence has it's real presence here. Must visit place.
  • Meditation made simpler. Rest the sarrounding will take care. You simply have to get inside, which is of course not that simple. The process involved made it certain that it is just not a tourist destination.

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