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Matrimandir, Auroville

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • The place is good, the globe is a good piece of construction, but we we were not able to go inside .The real experience will get only if we stay inside auroville,lot of activities are going on there. ...  read more »
  • A place where you can find peace. Where you can see beautiful structures and beautiful things. There are shops inside Matrimandir visitor center. Food and drinks are available inside. You have to buy ...  read more »
  • The Matri mandir was constructed in Auroville under observation of The Mother. It is an architectural wonder, ideal place for meditation. They have maintained the sanctity of the place but you need to...  read more »
  • 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!
  • The Geodesic dome is covered by golden discs and reflects sunlight, which gives the structure its characteristic radiance. Inside this central dome is a meditation hall known as the inner chamber - this contains the largest optically-perfect glass globe in the world.
  • Just saw it from outside. The passes for inside viewing is available only from 10-11am and 2-3pm on the previous day. Tuesday is closed for inside viewing. Hope I get to go inside on my next trip.
  • Very very very bad its one of my worst experiences because my small sis didn't get entry because she is 10yrs old also also the man who gives the pass is very rude to tourists it was a waste of time
  • Auroville is the best place I ever visited in my life. Main reason to visit Pondicherry. Auroville is surreal, peaceful, awesome, beautiful and the most inspiring place I have ever been to. The architecture and the idea behind it is mesmerising, visiting this place will restore your faith in humanity. #auroville
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