Auroville is a new community town in Viluppuram district in Tamil Nadu, India, with some parts of the village in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India.
Created in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa and planned by architect Roger Anger.
Auroville wants to be a worldwide town where all countries can live in peace, and The purpose of Auroville is to realize humanity.
A paradise bliss dreamt of perfect worlds, free of conflict and hunger.
Perfect paradise city that lives in harmony with nature and sustainability.
A Youth that never ages.
What is Auroville
Auroville is a universal community with a population of up to 50,000.
How did Auroville begin
Auroville’s concept – a typical village dedicated to an experiment in humanity – came to the Mother as early as the 1930s. In the mid-1960s, the idea was developed and presented to the government of India. The Indian government supported it and took it to the General Assembly of UNESCO.
The purpose of Auroville is to realize unity in diversity. Auroville is recognized as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in social integration.
When did Auroville start
On 28 February 1968, 5,000+ people assembled near the banyan tree at the center of the future township for an inaugural ceremony attended by official representatives of 124 nations, including India. The representatives brought with them some soil from their homeland (country) to mix in white marble-clad, lotus-shaped, now sited at the focal point of the Amphitheatre.
What is Auroville famous for
Auroville is renowned for sharing Integral Yoga with the world, building a town in the desert, building a 29-meter tall gold dome, buying the most giant optically perfect glass globe, and sharing healthy products like spirulina, seeds, and more.
Where is Auroville
Auroville is in south India, In the State of Tamil Nadu (parts are in the State of Puducherry), and a few kilometers inland from the Coromandel Coast, approx 152 km south of Chennai and 10 km north of the town of Puducherry.
How to reach Auroville
Air – Fly To Chennai, Tamil Nadu State, India, then by Road to Puducherry, around 162 km
Train – Train to Puducherry from Chennai -162 km, then by road around 22 km
Road – From Chennai to Puducherry, around 162 km
Who are the Aurovilians
They come from 59 countries, all age groups from all social classes, backgrounds, and cultures, representing humanity as a whole.
The township population is continuously growing; however, it currently stands at around 2,500 people, of whom approximately one-third are Indian.
At the center of the township is the Peace Area, comprising the Matrimandir and its gardens, and the Amphitheatre with the Urn of Human Unity, containing the soil of 121 nations and 23 Indian states.
Constructed on a 93-hectare area located east of the Peace Area, the Cultural Zone is for applied research in education and other artistic expression. Amenities for cultural, educational, art, and sports activities are located in the Cultural Zone.
What kind of activities are done at Auroville
• Planning & Architecture
• Green Practices
• Education & Research
• Art & Culture
• Health & Wellness
• Social Enterprises
• Media & Communication
• Rural Development
• City Services
Auroville has several guesthouses, boutiques, restaurants, and coffee shops to make residents and visitors feel like global community members. Auroville is a place to escape from your daily monotonous lifestyle. Visiting this place is worth it.