The Matrimandir will be the soul of Auroville. A place... for trying to find one’s consciousness

Matrimandir and the Peace Area

At the centre of the city is the oval Peace Area where the Matrimandir, the soul of Auroville, is located. Matrimandir is surrounded by 12 petals and 12 gardens. Right next to it is a giant banyan tree which is the geographical centre of Auroville. Nearby is the amphitheatre with the Urn of Human Unity that contains the soil of 121 nations and 23 Indian states. All of these are surrounded by a lake in the making, creating an atmosphere of calm and serenity and serving water to the city in the future.

To visit the Matrimandir Viewing Point and the Inner Chamber please go to this page.

  • Soul of the City

    A place of joy and serenity
  • Central Force of Auroville

    The Matrimandir Viewing Point allows visitors distant access
  • To Develop Consciousness

    Each Matrimandir Garden has a spiritual focus
Peace Area
Golden Matrimandir
The Geographic Centre of Auroville
With Soil from All Nations
Around the Peace Area
Peace Area Layout
Building Matrimandir, Labour of Love - A Documentary

Watch this documentary on the building and construction of the Matrimandir.

Produced and directed by Doris Kalker, Auroville Video Production, 2008
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Matrimandir Website & Newsletter 

The Matrimandir website features frequent updates to the progress of Matrimandir and rich photographs of the gardens and the Matrimandir itself. 


Matrimandir Newsletter is a quarterly publication which updates on the continuing progress of the works inside and outside the Matrimandir, from the Inner Chamber to the Heliostat, to the Disks, to the Petals, to the Gardens, to the Lake.

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