At last a place where one will be able to think only of the future.

Auroville in Brief

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.

  • Why Auroville?

    The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness.
  • When did Auroville start?

    On 28th February 1968 some 5,000 people assembled near the banyan tree at the centre of the future township for an inauguration ceremony attended by representatives of 124 nations, including all the States of India.
  • Where is Auroville?

    Auroville is located in south India, mostly in the State of Tamil Nadu (some parts are in the State of Puducherry), a few kilometres inland from the Coromandel Coast, approx 150 kms south of Chennai (previously Madras) and 10 kms north of the town of Puducherry.
An Overview
Year of Founding
1968
City Area Diameter
2.5km
Diameter with Green Belt
5km
Nationalities in Auroville
60
Planned Population
50,000
Current Population
3300

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