The Experiment in Unity in Auroville.
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The Rising Sun
One of the joys of touring are unexpected sights such as this. All it takes to see Mother Earth in such splendid form is to stop and look around. There truly is beauty all around. Else there's always Photoshop.
Temple of the Mother
The most recognizable image of Auroville is that of the spherical structure in the middle of the township known as Matrimandir. Matrimandir, which translates to The Temple of the Mother, is a centre of meditation and is open to public on prior appointment. It does not belong to or represent any particular religion or sect. The structure is an outstanding architectural achievement and has been indigenously designed and built by residents of Auroville.
Auroville is the realisation of human unity. A revolutionary concept that started in the 1960s, Auroville is a universal township with residents from across the globe living together as one. It is a daring experiment in human unity in an increasingly diverse world with immense focus also laid on adaptation of technology for sustainable living.
Route 1: Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Vellore - Arcot - Vandavasi - Tindivanam - Auroville. This route is not a direct or straight route, but is the best option available at present considering the condition of the roads in the Tiruvannamalai route and the length of the Salem route. Tourers are advised to be well prepared with directions before embarking on this route as depending on road signs alone is not advisable in this route.
Route 2: Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Karimangalam - Harur - Theerthamalai - Tiruvannamalai - Tindivanam -Auroville. This is an alternate to the original Tiruvannamalali route where you avoid the under construction National Highway all the way till Tiruvannamalai.