Thursday, January 05, 2006

Matrimandir

We (Shiva & Sujathaa) had a great time at Pondicherry on the eve of New Year. Visited Auroville, but visitors were not allowed inside the Matrimandir, as some restoration work is being done. Pondy has always been my favourite place for its culture, colonial houses, beaches and food. We stayed at Patricia's Guest House, which is a Colonial house and dined mostly at Redezvous roof top. The restaurant is run by Vincy and Jessica, who were operating a restaurant in Kodaikanal (1981-92) and Vincy was able to remember my dad and he was very friendly to us.


The Matrimandir wants to be the symbol of the Divine's answer to man's aspiration for perfection. Union with the Divine manifesting in a progressive human unity. The Matrimandir wants to be the symbol of the Universal Mother according to Sri Aurobindo's teaching.

3 comments:

priya said...

Is this a meditation centre?? Been to ashram once as a kid and I do her pictures in my wallet.

Shiva said...

Yes Priya. It's an ashram established by Aurobindo and his disciple, the Mother. The Integral yoga was formulated by Aurobindo and has changed the thoughts of millions. The community has grown so extensively that, they have formed a global village called as Auroville and all nationalities live in harmony, without the boundry of national awareness.

Shiva said...

You might be interested in this,

http://kodaihills.blogspot.com/2006/03/superman.html

Priya, don't think I'm promoting the blog. Just feels good when someone reads all that you wanted to write.