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Interesting, beautiful, peaceful

This was probably one of the most interesting things to see. First you take off your shoes across the street, walk across in your bare feet. You must turn off your phone and put... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This was probably one of the most interesting things to see. First you take off your shoes across the street, walk across in your bare feet. You must turn off your phone and put away your cameras. Then you walk through a well groomed garden to the main "shrine or tribute" to Sri Aurobindo and the mother. Then there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is my second visit to aurobindo ashram. You can feel the energy when you enter the ashram, you will be greeted with folded hands and told to maintain silence. Photography is not allowed inside. You can tour the ashram , they also have a book & souvenir section, priced real cheap. I picked up a book. I would suggest... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We visited the one where they have the Samadhi.They don't let you sit near it nor do they let you linger around.There is an impressive display of flowers near the Samadhi and a book-shop inside the building.Too much of interference by the authorities/trustees/volunteers/representatives! That's about it!!

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

the Aurobindo ashram ranks high on discipline and utmost easy volunteership. the believers of teh philosophy and those praying to Sri Aurobindo selflessly contribute to the maintenance and cleanliness and the purety of teh Ashram inspite of a string of visitors. Books and photographs of the guru are all over Pondicherry and books for sale are decently reasonably priced. the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

not very much to see, but the garden, a calm and peaceful environment, a silent break make this place a must visit.

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San Clemente, Risaralda, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Not many have the privilege to travel to Pondicherry from other nations let alone travel here with a Brahman. I am fortunate. Come here for meditation. Place your forehead on the marble of the resting place of Aurobindo. All I can say is that it is a game changer. Also visit the most sacred temple of Genesh and pay attention... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I visited the retreat (18th Feb 2015) and did buy a few Maroma products and am wondering of the comment that the products are a sham. How would we know that they are the original products. I have used some of them but not long enough to make a comparison. I bought the products under the impression that products in... More 

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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Not much to see in there, however the place is special for its garden, meditation place, quietness in the middle of the busy Pondicherry.

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Paradou, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Even if you are not familiar with, nor adept of meditation, it is interesting to take off your shoes, switch off your camera or phone, and go into this place. There is not much to see, you enter a beautifully flowered garden path to reach the central point of the building, a meditation place under a large tree and around... More 

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

we visited this place in morning of 25.2.2015. This is samadhi place of Sri Aurobindo where devotee offer their prayer. There is pin drop silent in Ashram. A small place but faithful for followers of Sri Aurobindo.

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