Dawn Fire Gatherings

Reconnecting to the Aspiration of Auroville

The Dawn-fire Meditation at the Amphitheatre of the Matrimandir is an opportunity for individuals to experience inner silence in a unique collective setting. A particular mystic charm pervades the Amphitheatre during the gatherings of Aurovilians and guests at dawn on particular dates.

On the occasion of Auroville's anniversary (February 28), of Sri Aurobindo's birthday (August 15) and on leap years on February 29 (descent of the Supramental), people gather together at dawn in silence to concentrate and meditate on the aspiration for which Auroville exists.

A big fire is prepared at the centre of the Amphitheatre. In all celebrations, special flower arrangements and inspiring recordings create an intense atmosphere of collective spirituality.

Beyond words, above thoughts the flame of an intense aspiration must always burn, steady and bright.

The Mother
Joining Dawn Fires

Aurovilians and guests are welcome to be a part of the dawn fires. To maintain the special atmosphere, everyone is requested to maintain complete silence.

Please note that Bags, Cellphones, Cameras, Tablets and other recording devices are strictly not allowed in the Park of Unity, the Matrimandir Gardens and the Amphitheatre.

You may leave your belongings at home, in your vehicle or deposit them at the ‘Custody Facility’ near the designated parking area outside the Park of Unity. Matrimandir. Management will take utmost care of your items, but will not be responsible for theft or damage of items deposited at the “Custody Facility’.

The dawn-fire meditation generally starts at 4:45 a.m. and goes on until 6.30 a.m. Entrance is from the Second Banyan Gate, from 4 a.m. and guests are expected to be seated by 4:45 a.m.

The gate will remain closed from 5.00 to 5.45 am

Please make sure to read the latest announcements from the Matrimandir team sent out a few days before the Dawn-fire dates.

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