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Address: Auroville, Auroville, India
Phone Number: 201-420-7423
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It looks like a large golden golf ball but this temple houses a crystal ball. You need to block a slot in advance to enter the temple though for a meditation session and only a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Huge places has to walk at least 3 km one way inside, so avoid to go with children, it will make them tired, for the day. As well they follow timing strictly. So reach with in time.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to visit Mantrimandir on bikes(Prefer), But surprisingly we have seen dutch houses inside forest area, it was so peaceful and surprised by their way of living.It was great experience

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It looks like a large golden golf ball but this temple houses a crystal ball. You need to block a slot in advance to enter the temple though for a meditation session and only a few people are let in each day. But in the visitors gallery, you can watch documentaries and buy books. Word of warning - the walk... More 

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Fairy Meadow, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was completely amazed at the detail, construction, attention to perfection and love that went into the Matrimandir. I went inside it to meditate with my partner and was surprised at how it made me feel and what i came away with after my visit. For years i have suffered with Chronic PTSD and the calming surrounds and people have... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Welcome to Auroville - a universal town where men and women of different countries live in harmony despite difference in culture, language, religion, race etc. Purpose of Auroville is to achieve human unity! It's a beautiful short walk to Matrimandir filled with bhanyan trees and greenery around. There is a sense of serenity and peace at this place. A great... More 

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Thank Heliana M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mediation experience is hard to explain. As soon as you enter you feel you have entered another world. Must visit!!!

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Thank AdiBothra
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you seek peace and beauty, this is the place to visit. The introductory video set the stage and then the walk to the Matrimandir gave an impression of walking towards eternity. Once you reach the designated spot through the woods and trees; the view is spectacular. It makes you want to go to the heaven that is in there.... More 

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Thank Angelrun29
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place where we are able to connect with Mother Nature. We found over 100 years old Banyan Tree here.

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Thank JaiHo99
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The culmination of spirituality and the science can be 'heard' through the Sound of Silence inside Matrimandir. A must visit and experinece. Keep a day or two aside for a dekko and feel of of the Matrimandir as it is generally not possible to get the same day time-slot.

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is bit away from the hustle bustle of the city and we took an auto rickshaw till the entrance from Railway station. Entering into the premises you find clean and peaceful environment and have to walk a little distance to reach Matrimandir. It looks more like a golden ball from far but is really attractive when you get... More 

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