Why Auroville?

‘Even if you don’t believe it, even if all the circumstances seem quite unfavourable, I KNOW THAT AUROVILLE WILL BE. It may take a hundred years, it may take a thousand years, but Auroville will be because it is DECREED.’

If you aren’t familiar with the quote above, or the place mentioned in it – we are assuming that you are clearly living under a shell!

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This isn’t a futuristic, alien mothership – it’s the amazingly planned Auroville of Pondicherry!

Imagine living in a town-city, where humanity is the only religion followed by people from different walks of life? The people in Auroville fly in from more than 100 countries to follow the peaceful way of life advocated by Aurobindo.

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In 1968, an invitation was sent out by Mirra Alfassa, lovingly called The Mother by the followers of Aurobindo, to people all over the world to come and live together as one single community in Auroville.

One of the first planned town-cities in India, Auroville houses a community engaged in the constant evolution of human consciousness – still with us? Great! Here’s more!

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Who would have imagined that communal harmony is possible on such a grand scale, with custom houses built only to serve the purpose of truth?

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And this giant golden orb, the Mantrimandir, is the meditation center you always dreamed of. Auroville encompasses everything humanity stands for, and is most certainly an experiment gone right!

So the next time you decide to go down south around Tamil Nadu, we suggest you take a soul searching road trip to Auroville!

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Be Well 🙂

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