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... streets stopping in cafés and admiring the buildings... I actually felt a little bit like i was in Europe. Very close to Pondy is a small township called auroville, where the matramandir in the middle (the big gold ball) is only used by residents with a special pass. We arrived and were ushered into a small room to watch the intro video to the place. It sounds like a really interesting concept, it aims to be self sustainable, non-religious and very much community based, but ...
... But I was in for a bigger shock upon seeing the rest of this town. It was as if a big red line separated these two…..the old French quarter and the rest of Pondicherry.
On one side, beautiful French architectural buildings whereas on the other side, ...
... is a golden golfball like structure at the centre of Auroville which could be viewed externally only. Built as a centre for concentration, it was started in 1971 and completed in 2008. I can’t help feeling that if they had concentrated on the job in hand it might have been completed much sooner. If you want to see the inside then you need to make a booking and it was fully booked for a whole week when we arrived. It would be helpful if you could book in advance but ...
... Facebook. People would treat this as just another tourist stop off, like an Eiffel tower or big Ben, and the reason for this spectacular creation being here would not be taken on board, understood and most importantly felt though experiencing it, and boy oh boy, what an experience this was going to be.
So, we made our way to the entrance, through the surrounding gardens. The Matrimandir is set at the centre of Auroville, next to a huge and ancient Banyan tree, which ...
... A brief of the temple is as follows. The legend of this Kshetra begins with the end of Surapadma’s atrocious rule and his tearful appeal to Lord to accept him as his mount. According to the Sthalapurana, Surapadma, though fought against Muruga with all his might combining the tactile of Asuramayopaya, was routed in the end. When he was about be slain, he appealed to the Lord to accept him as his vehicle or mount, and ...