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To see the mandir from inside, you need to make another trip so we could not go in. We had to be content on going to the viewing point and watching from a distance. The entire area is meticulously maintained and the walk to the...More
Just outside Pondi you will find this amazing place. Ok so you need to forget the fast pace world outside and give in to the other worldly environment you discover here. The whole place is calm - if a little surreal. The dome is peaceful...More
Matrimandir is the flagship monument of World Community for human harmony & peace. One can visit the outside premises as a general visitor. Or can visit the interiors for meditation with prior booking.
The central Matrimandir, which is not a temple but a place for individual silent concentration / meditation, is set in an area of 62 acres at the centre of the emerging township Auroville, and is seen as "symbol of the Divine's answer to people's aspiration...More
The Auroville Visitors Center has a lovely display explaining the underlying ideals behind Auroville and some interesting information about the Matrimandir. After one watches the video about it, they are able to walk through the still-in-progress gardens to see the monument from a great distance....More
The place that defines architecture with the calmness in meditation!!!
A well maintained place with sufficient place to sit and relax!!!
A long walk is needed before the destination, so be prepared for that!!!
Matri Mandir - The temple of the Mother. This is where one gets to practice and learn about Meditation. In order to get an entry one had to pre book a slot at the visitors area either in the morning or afternoon with valid Govt...More
The discs are as mentioned made of steel and then covered in gold leaves 1000 gold leaves weigh about 28 grams. The discs are protected from the sea salts by covering them in special plastic. It is said about 20 kg gold is... More
The discs are as mentioned made of steel and then covered in gold leaves 1000 gold leaves weigh about 28 grams. The discs are protected from the sea salts by covering them in special plastic. It is said about 20 kg gold is used for this dome. An Indian bride is covered in 500 grams of gold during her marriage. Just a comparison measure. Now why gold. It symbolises purity, sun and all that is good. We Hindus put kumkuma in gold pendants and put them as jewellery on kids. It’s a belief that the gold protects the purity of the kumkuma and the child is protected. India has many temples covered in gold. It is a vision of guru that a dome should be made in a specific manner. I guess that’s reason enough.
You can visit first matrimandir this is little far from the city but as you haven't mentioned whether you will hire car or not. I suggest you to hire a car and it will take at least couple of hours to check through the... More
You can visit first matrimandir this is little far from the city but as you haven't mentioned whether you will hire car or not. I suggest you to hire a car and it will take at least couple of hours to check through the place and you won't be allowed to be inside as prescribed by others too. You can easily cover all places in pondicherry within 4-5 hours.