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Matrimandir, Pondicherry

  • About the Place:

    Matrimandir is situated at the center of the Auroville in a huge space called, Peace. Auroville itself is situated at a distance of 14.1 km. Matrimandir has been started by The mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram. It is a large sphere which is surrounded by twelve petals. There is one meditation hall inside the central dome. The structure consists of four pillars. These four pillars signify four aspects of the mother. The south pillar, called Maheshwari denotes her calmness and compassion. The north pillar called Mahakali stands for her strength, her will,  and her passion. The east pillar, called Mahalakshmi is a symbol of her attraction and beauty. The west pillar, Mahasaraswati tells about her perfection in everything she does.

    Location:

    It is situated in Auroville town in Bommayapalayam.

    Best Time To Visit:

    The duration of  November to March is favorable to visit this place. Since the climate of the place is tropical, you need to choose a comparatively cooler season.

    Timings:

    Matrimandir remains open from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and again 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

    Distance From Pondicherry Bus Stand:

    Matrimandir is located at a distance of 14.4 km from the Pondicherry bus stand. It takes almost 36 minutes to travel this distance