Friday, November 4, 2011

Auroville (City of Dawn), a small town 6 km north of Pondicherry : Tourism, Introductions, How To reach, Major Attractions, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Matrimandir, Auro Beach

Auroville (City of Dawn), a small town 6 km north of Pondicherry : Tourism, Introductions, How To reach, Major Attractions, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Matrimandir, Auro Beach

Auroville, which means the 'City of Dawn', was founded by Sri Aurobindo's mother on February 28, 1968. The disciple and spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, she had built up the Ashram into a multi-faceted, spiritual community and had established the Sri Aurobindo International Center for Education earlier.

Auroville is meant 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," said the Mother in 1965. Three years later at the inauguration ceremony of Auroville on February 28, 1968 young boys and girls representing 121 nations and 23 Indian states placed a handful of earth from their part of the world in a lotus-shaped urn, symbolizing the creation of a city dedicated to peace, international understanding and a hopeful future for humanity. That was the beginning.

How To Reach

By Air
Nearest airport to Pondicherry is Chennai International airport, which is around 135 km away
By Train
Villupuram railhead is the nearest railway station to Pondicherry. Villupuram is connected to Trichy, Madurai and Chennai.
By Bus
Frequent bus services are available from Pondicherry to places like Thanjaur, Trichy, Chidamabaram and Coimbatore.

Major Attractions

Matrimandir - Meaning "Temple of the Mother" in Sanskrit, this is the geographical and spiritual heart of Auroville. The outside is plated with gold, while the inside is stark white with a gigantic crystal in the center.

Auro Beach -

Located at walking distance from the Auroville Busstop on ECR (East Coast Road), Auro Beach is considered one of the best beaches on India's Eastern Coastline although it it is still very polluted.

Sri Aurobindo Ashram

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a well known and wealthy ashram in India, with devotees from India and all over the world flocking to it for spiritual salvation.Its spiritual tenets represent a synthesis of yoga and modern science. The Ashram was founded in 1926 by Sri Aurobindo Ghose, an Indian freedom fighter, poet, philosopher, and yogi.

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