The Auroville Flower
Large single salmon-pink flower with pink center and pale pink aura, or medium to large single flower, each petal with subtle shades of yellow and apricot orange, light red center.
Flowers bring a touch of eternity, joy and beauty which lie beyond the sorrows and cares of the human world. According to The Mother, apart from the colour, fragrance, beauty of form and texture of a flower, there is something more - an aspiration, an emanation, an aspect, a psychic giving, wordless prayers of Nature and a progress in the evolution of the Earth. All these attributes together form the spiritual significance of a flower. A conscious and intimate relationship with flowers can give an experience of communion with the Divine and awakens the true consiousness in us. The Mother, over time, has given spiritual names to nearly nine hundred flowers revealing their deepest aspiration.
The Mother has named the Hawain Hibiscus as the flower of Auroville and given it the following significance:
Beauty Of Supramental Love (Flower of Auroville)
"It urges us to live at its height."
The Galaxy Concept of the CityThe Galaxy Concept of the CityAuroville's Masterplan
In terms of physical development, Auroville aims at becoming a model of the 'city of the future' or 'the city the earth needs'. It wants to show the world that future realisations in all fields of work will allow us to build beautiful cities where people sincerely looking towards a more harmonious future will want to live.
Frequently Asked QuestionsOn the Vision of Auroville
Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity - came to the Mother as early as the 1930s. In the mid-1960s the concept was developed and put before the Govt. of India, who gave their backing and took it to the General Assembly of UNESCO.
In 1966 UNESCO passed a unanimous resolution commending it as a project of importance to the future of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.