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Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry

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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. To visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram and get the most from your holiday in Pondicherry, create itinerary details personal to you using our Pondicherry day trip tool .
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  • The Ashram is a peaceful location for meditation and contemplation. The silence and the beauty of the Samadhi of Shri. Arabindo and Mother are really breath-taking.  more »
  • Must visit place. It is in a prime location , near pomenade. Though small ashram , but full of beautiful flowers. people are doing meditation. Mobile need to be switched off before entering.  more »
  • An unpretentious looking building the “Ashram” is located on Rue de la Marine. As you enter the visitors are asked to switch off their mobile phones and admonished about photography inside. The garden...  more »
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  • The ashram is calm and has a serene atmosphere to relax. It has a bookstore inside it where you can buy those books. Ashram is very well maintained and you can see many flowering plants which are awesome. But there will be silence and you should turn off your mobile phones .
  • This place is so peaceful and soothing. The ambience inside is so wonderful for meditation. Also, there are a large collection of books available related to Sri Aurobindo Ghosh's life.
  • The aura of this place is out of the world. Please only go if you can be silent for 15-20 mins, and not disturb the other people meditating. It is so beautiful. You can't miss the cacti arrangement. Definitely worth a visit. No photography is allowed inside.
  • nothing great about the place. volunteers are some old people but behaviour is so rude. one meditation place is there which is not so helpful to do the same. may be we tourists made it over crowded but anyway that's not place for meditation. one book store is there where u can find some books on multiple languages like some Indian languages and some other languages from other countries. books are overpriced. the area accessible to tourists is really small. outside the ashram, u can drink some juice, coconut water and can buy some handicrafts from local vendors. note: switch off ur gadgets(not in flight mode) & photography is not allowed inside the ashram.
  • Divine and peaceful place to think over your role in the world. Arrive in the morning and spend more time inside. Mobiles have to be completely switched off as they don't want it to ring or vibrate in any way. They say that they will take away the phone if it rings while you are inside the ashram. So take care. Lately, vehicle traffic outside the ashram disturbs a lot. People have no respect and they honk for no reason. Government should intervene and take actions.

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