Matrimandir

Matrimandir, Auroville: Hours, Address, Matrimandir Reviews: 4/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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tejasparekh3
Mumbai, India1,026 contributions
Oct 2021
the walk through a shaded path of 20 mins takes you to the view point. set in beautifully landscaped lawns one must visit it. the inside is ideal for meditation though it is closed due to covid
Written October 20, 2021
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JaniJermans
Bengaluru, India314 contributions
Sep 2021
Auroville, is the place we needed to visit if we had just a day near Pondicherry. So we reached the Auroville. Auroville (City of Dawn) has it’s origins in the French language Aurore (Dawn) and Ville (City) is an experimental township in Viluppuram district, mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, with some parts in the Union Territory of Pondicherry in India. It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (known as "the Mother") and designed by architect Roger Anger. Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity. We parked the car and went to the reception area, saw a small video about Matrimandir and then got our free passes to go to Matrimandir. It’s shaded area for a Km to walk in order to see the Matrimandir.  This was conceived by Alfassa as "a symbol of the Divine's answer to man's aspiration for perfection". Silence is maintained inside the Matrimandir to ensure the tranquility of the space, and the entire area surrounding the Matrimandir is called the Peace area. Inside the Matrimandir, a spiraling ramp leads upwards to an air-conditioned chamber of polished white marble referred to as "a place to find one's consciousness". But visitors are not allowed to go inside, so we have to see from a distance from the view point. Matrimandir is equipped with a solar power plant and is surrounded by manicured gardens. The firangipani trees, polished rocks, varieties of butterflies and banyan trees, makes the walk very interesting to Matrimandir.  Then we came back to the reception and there are few places for shopping and food. This is a place should not be missed if you are in Pondy.
Written October 11, 2021
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sourav goel
Bengaluru, India226 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
You have to walk a km to reach the temple. They are not even allowing near to the Sadhna circle. You need to watch it from far . I would recommend to travel only once inside its open. There are restaurant and shop in the reception place which are purely commercialised.
Written September 21, 2021
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dillsefoodie
Bengaluru, India1,235 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
This visitor centre gives you all information behind the history of Auroville and Matri Mandir. There are a couple of boutiques/stores and cafes also situated in the Visitor Centre. You need to visit the centre first to go to Matri Mandir View Point. There is a path which leds from Visitor Centre to Matri Mandir. It is a 15 min walk. The Matri Mandir looks pretty marvelous. It is very peaceful. During return, a complimentary bus ride is available.
Written August 21, 2021
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jay b
Mumbai, India142 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
Had always heard about this utopian society now I'm sold about their beliefs and way of living. How they shun religion and quest to find truth inside is inspired.
Written March 27, 2021
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travelnomadNZ
Cambridge, New Zealand3,603 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This place is amazing. Very quiet, very peaceful , calming yet spiritual , welcoming and no politics. Best way to see it is with a guide. Take your time there is so much to see.

Hints : guide required ,suitable clothing and footwear, good camera and sunscreen. “Take your time “
Written December 12, 2020
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Matilde M
Auroville, India657 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
Quiet, no guests, sunrise moment.
Exceptional place , a bubble in the universe.
Blessed to be part of this experiment of Human unity.
Written November 18, 2020
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Ravi Raaz
New Delhi, India36 contributions
Jun 2019
A place where I found eternal peace.

The Interiors of MantriMandir let you learn to concentrate.
No god, No Guru, No one is there. There is no discrimination between people.
Everyone can meditate here. You shall find a truly serene, peaceful, Soul searching environment here.
This place is located near Puducherry, India.
I must say, You will love to be there.

Thanks for being here.
Lots of Love
Written April 20, 2020
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DS67India
Mumbai, India91 contributions
Feb 2020
for day visitors over age of 50 - Its avg. 20 to 30 mins walk to the viewing gallery and if you are lucky you can get a bus service back or another 30 mins walk.
Written March 8, 2020
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Paulo
Antwerp, Belgium31 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
It is hard to describe the place since it really call you in a very deep level, so it becomes a very subjective experience. So in more impersonal perspective, the building it self is an amazing architectural achievement celebrating the natural elements, having a sun beam crossing it from top to bottom making it a magical space. Besides the building the gardens (still in progress but quite advanced) contain the real geographical centre of Auroville, a magnificent centennial Banyan tree, a monument on its own.

If visiting Auroville do not miss the Matrimandir, no matter what you believe in or not, the space will speak to you
Written March 6, 2020
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