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Peaceful place for the soul !!!

Sri Aurobindo Ashram located near the Manukula Vinayagar temple close to the sea shore is one of the top 5 places to visit in Pondicherry. Many devotees local and travelers throng... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Sri Aurobindo Ashram located near the Manukula Vinayagar temple close to the sea shore is one of the top 5 places to visit in Pondicherry. Many devotees local and travelers throng this place entire day. The Ashram has the samadhi of Mother (Mirrama). Pin drop silence is maintained inside and Children below 5 years are not allowed. Mobile phones are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

It's the perfect place for meditation and relaxation. Many foreigners also visit this place. Do read about Sri Aurobindo before going there.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Unless you are some kind of Aurobindo devotee, there is really nothing here for you. The ashram is in the French quarter, which is by itself an attraction. Both the French quarter and the ashram are testimonial to the overrated nature of Pondicherry as a tourist destination

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The timings are such that one can actually miss entering this place. It is very quiet inside, with people sitting inside for meditation. There are some rooms to which access is only provided in a very limited time period.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A very peaceful Mother Annai's Samadhi, is located inside this Ashram. A divine place where you can pray & meditate to speak & connect to inner self for becoming a better human being. Very peaceful & calm place full of natural greenery inside, and is full of flower gardens. Please Do visit the gallery & store which has sells books,... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one place everyone comes to when they are in Pondicherry. Lot of history of Pondicherry has to do with Sri Aurobindo. A very quite and calm place which has the "Samadhi" of Sri Aurobindo. Lot of his followers comes and pay their tribute to him.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Entering this place, you can't be noisy. Everything is done in harmony and quietly, the flowers are beautifully arrange and since I visit Ashram on my birthday, July 17th 2015 I got the chance to pray and got the blessing as also overlooking Sri Aurobindo resting spot, it's really calm to be here. Done the meditation in here as well,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

One of the most popular Ashrams in India founded in 1926.The ashram seems very affluent. It is open from 8am - 12 noon. And again 2pm - 6pm. You are expected to remove your shoes before entering and have to be very quiet as many are seen to be medidating / doing yoga. The burial ground of "the Mother" is... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Part 1 - ORDERED TO BE SILENT - That is how i was treated at the entry point. COMPLETELY SWITCH OFF YOUR PHONE - second order on such a calm & devotional place. I mean - come on!! hear yourself - how loud you were when delivering such orders. Part 2- Absolute silence observed and i could hear only leaves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Located in the beautiful French region of Pondicherry, this a beautiful place for spending a calm and serene evening, away from the hubbub of city life. Its a great place for meditation and is maintained in a spotless condition. A refreshing walk on the beach afterwards can do a sea of good!

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