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Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry

(3.9/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web)
Understand and participate in the spiritual practices of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, which embraces the philosophy of a famed Indian nationalist, guru, and poet. Escape the loud and busy urban streets to relax and find your inner peace at this site, which allows visitors of all faiths to join in meditation and prayers. Stop by the onsite store to buy artisan crafts and writings of Sri Aurobindo. Make Sri Aurobindo Ashram a centerpiece of your Pondicherry vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pondicherry travel itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • if you don/t know this place and the person, I suggest to read something about Shri Aurobindo and the Mother. Then you have different view on this place. We didn/t know before nothing about this ashra...  more »
  • nice and peaceful place for méditation. lovely frech buildings around and also a beautiful sidhivinayak temple near ashram  more »
  • I would strongly recommend all visitors to read complete history of the Aurobindo Ashram at Auroville came into being, its main inspirations and how it is run by volunteers from 100's of nationalities...  more »
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  • Calm, serene, tranquil!! You feel like you have been transferred to another peaceful and quiet location as soon as you enter the ashram doors. The beauty and decor is something which leaves you wanting to stay their for another hour. Sadly they don't allow mobile phones inside hence capturing it is a problem. People sit near the final resting place and meditate for hours and the place designed so helps you do that. A must visit if you are in Pondy.
  • Calm, serene, tranquil place to visit. Be silent, good place for meditation. Enjoy the flowers that are being maintained here. If you are an avid reader; there are books available in the internal shop.
  • This is my parents experience in Ashram happened today:07/14 Here is a short note from my Dad, its shocking!!! "Today I stayed one of ashram guesthouse, they issued a pass to do collective meditation in ashram play ground. Wife and my self went to the playground at the entrance one man insisted me to switch off the phone. I said it was switched off already but he was not convinced. I showed him the phone it not convinced I said you check the phone. He retorted and said it is not my business. Then I don't know how to convince him and returned to room. I thought only Bengalis and Gujarati people are entitled to do prayer and meditation.not for Tamil people.or we should wear pyjama and ghurtha to enter ashram.very regrettable. I don't know how to explain his restless mind now and you can see that from his above writing, they are very regular to the Ashram for the past 8 yrs. Everyone knows, in order to get peaceful mind and relief they are visiting. Please show some respect and kindness, because you are managing an "Ashram".
  • shanti .prabhu se milne ka ahasas
  • Wonderful serene spiritual place but too bad it's run by people who have no interest but in their own wellbeing. They should be ashamed!