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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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  • Place is little far, you get free pass to visit, there is a video room where you get to know the history of the place. Around 1 km walk from entry, If you have kids or elder people, there is a drop an...  more »
  • Extremely handicap unfriendly. No way to learn about Aurobindo . Information sparsely available . I am a great fan of devotion and opponent of dogma. Found more dogmatic people there  more »
  • A visit to Puducherry is incomplete without a visit to the Matri Mandir. The place gives awakens in you an sense of belonging to mother earth and the hidden connections that you share with it. It is a...  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!