More than one hundred settlements
'Unity in diversity' is one of Auroville's main tenets, and the township is definitely living up to this. Presently we have more than a hundred different settlements, spread out over some 20 sq kms, each of which has a different size, style and standard of living, plus level of interaction and agreement among its residents. Needless to say that the housing arrangements differ greatly as well.
Finding one's right place in the whole
To find one's true place is an intrinsic part of the Auroville process, and a very important one. It is only when one has found one's right place in the whole - be it on whatever level - that the real work can begin.
Auroville has evolved a great variety of possible living situations for like-minded people to plug into. New patterns are still being sought, - the process is never ending.
The names of many of the different settlements carry psychological significances pertaining to the Integral Yoga practiced in the township, such as Sincerity, Aspiration, Fraternity, Surrender, Adventure and so on. In the late sixties and early seventies of the last century, the Mother allotted names to the then emerging settlements. Later on, residents wishing to cultivate a new plot would take their time to sense the spirit of the land and space of their choice, and name it accordingly. This practice continues to the present day.
On this page you will find an as-yet incomplete and not frequently updated list of the present settlements.
Some residents don't feel like being mentioned in this list, - we can only respect this.
Arati Arka Aurodam Bliss Center Field Creativity Courage
Grace Invocation Line of Force Madhuca Matrimandir Nursery
Prarthna Prayatna Realization Samasti Shailam Sukhavati
Surrender Swayam Reve Vikas Victory Youth Camp
Industrial ZoneDana Horizon Kottakarai Farm Kottakarai Orchard Pony Farm
Sve Dame Vérité
Acceptance Adventure Ami Anusuya Arya Aurogreen
Baraka Buddha Garden Certitude Discipline Evergreen Fertile
Fertile East Fertile Forest Fertile Windmill Forecomers
Gaia's Garden Minati New Lands Nilatangham Nine Palms
Pitchandikulam Recueillement Révélation Samriddhi
Arc en ciel Aspiration AuroAnnam Aurobrindavan Auromodele
Auro-Orchard Celebration Darkali Djaima Douceur Eternity Existence Felicity Fraternity Gokulam Gratitude Halcyon Hermitage Hope Isaiambalam Jardin De Mere
La Ferme Light Meadow New Creation Petite Ferme Promesse
Protection Pump House Quiet Ravena Repos
Revelation Sadhana Forest Samarpan Service Farm
Shakti Shakti Loka Shanti Siddhartha Farm Silence
Simplicity Sincerity Slancio Solitude Sri Ma Success
Transformation Two Banyan Utility Windarra Yantra