Auroville a town in South India runs on no money and is free from religion and government.
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity. IT Matters It was founded in 1968 by Mirra Alfassa (known as “the Mother”) and designed by architect Roger Anger.
Known as the City of Dawn was dedicated to the vision of Sri Aurobindo.
It is located at 150 KM distance from Chennai in between Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
At the centre is the Matrimandir, “a place to find one’s consciousness”.
Across it is an urn containing soil from the 124 nations, a symbol of peaceful coexistence.
It has 2,345 residents from 49 countries and has Official languages as Tamil, English, and French.
It is self-sufficient with over 160 hectares of farms and orchards. Auroville is the effort towards peace, and truth, beyond all social, political and religious conviction.
“Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole.
But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness.”- The Mother