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Published April 5th 2013
The 'Matrimandir' or 'Temple of the Mother' is the spiritual and physical heart of Auroville, a community in Pondicherry, the south of India. Auroville is a spiritual community aimed at raising consciousness.
The Matrimandir takes the form of a golden globe and symbolises the dawning of new consciousness, arising from the earth. It is located within a park called 'Peace' and the community radiates outwards in concentric circles from the globe.
Visitors can enter the Matrimandir and meditate within the chamber which is entirely white. At it's centre is a crystal, upon which an electronically guided ray of sunlight always falls from the apex of the Matrimandir. Pure peace and beauty. .