Located at a distance of 8 kms from north-west Pondicherry is the City of Dawn or Auroville. Matrimandir is a place for individual silent concentration and is situated in the centre of Auroville city. It was a part of the Auroville City project designed by Roger Anger.
The architecture of Matrimandir can be defined as a 12 sided white marble inner chamber with a 70 centimetre optical glass globe in the centre. A shaft of sunlight is focused by way of a roof-mounted heliostat to give focal aid when the light falls on the globe. Matrimandir is a combination of modern western and traditional Indian architecture. It is linked to other buildings in the city via a narrow road and is set in a rural landscape of deep red earth and widespread forest.
For information regarding Matrimandir, one can go to the Auroville Visitors Centre situated near Bharat Nivas, the Indian national pavilion in Auroville’s International Zone. The centre remains open every day from 0930 Hrs to 1730 Hrs. Boutiques, bookshop and cafeteria are among the few amenities available at the centre.
TimingMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PREFFERED BYNirvana Seekers ,Experience Seekers
TIME SPENTAround 1 hour
ENTRY FEENo Entry fee
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