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Sri Aurobindo Ashram


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Sri Aurobindo Ashram Overview

Ranked 4 of 169 sightseeing in Pondicherry

Sri Aurobindo Ashram was founded in 1926 by Aurobindo Ghose. It is the famous place, where Aurobindo preached his ideas about peaceful community. This ashram comprises several buildings and there are around 1,200 members along with 400 students living in this centre. It is segregated into varied departments that look after the needs of the members, who are engaged in activities like libraries, farms, gardens and small-scale industries.

This place has Samadhi of Sri Aurobindo and Mother Mirra Richard. It is one of the largest institutions in Pondicherry, with its branches spread all over the world. This ashram is engaged in numerous charitable wings like a publishing house and offers free medical amenities.

The ashram also has a guest house for travellers which provide budget accommodation. Other important departments in the ashram are legal department, health care, office, gallery, dispensary, audit department and others.

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Pro La

Pro La5.0/5

6 reviews

Calmness redefined

Best place for meditation. You may find more foreigners than Indians here. Do leave your shoes outside and maintain absolute silence. Mobiles are to be switched off.

Abhinav Kumar

Abhinav Kumar4.6/5

276 reviews

The Ashram

This one you should not miss if you are going to Pondicherry. Just walking distance away from White town, war memorial, museum and Pondicherry beach. The ultimate peace one can experience here. People come and do spend some time under the holy tree and in front of Sri Aurobindo cemetery. All his written books are available there in several national and international languages. Many events and shows are also performed by the ashram.

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Sanish Kb

Sanish Kb5.0/5

9 reviews

Good place for meditation

One of the main attractions in Pondicherry. A well maintained and neatly kept Ashram for those who seek peace of mind. A good place of worship. If you get a chance to be at Pondicherry, never miss this temple. Good place for meditation too.

Vijay Potluri

Vijay Potluri5.0/5

104 reviews

A very calm and peaceful place

Sri Aurobindo Ashram is the precious place which Sri Aurobindo and Mother lived most of the time in Pondicherry. It's one of the very calm and peaceful places in the World. The city Pondicherry itself is a live representation of Sri Aurobindo and Mother's blessings of love, peace and perfect humanity. A very interesting place to visit again and again.Hope you feel great.

Mahesh mahipati

Mahesh mahipati5.0/5

8 reviews

Nice place to visit

This is good place to visit with family and friends. This is in center and close to french colony. There is lot of space for medication and you can do purchase of photos and books.

Swateek Jena

Swateek Jena5.0/5

30 reviews

Place where silence is the language

In this quite place, you can sit down and meditate near the samadhi. You also get to see the belongings of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, plus there's a book stall where you can browse books related to the Ashram activity. The silence of the place is the most beautiful part.

Sibuboy Yash

Sibuboy Yash5.0/5

4 reviews

A pin drop silence is always maintained inside

Here the grave of Shri Aurobindo and Sri Maa is present. Besides you can have the best collection of Sri Aurobindo's photos, his room is maintained very well. A pin drop silence is always maintained inside. Meditation goes on there on a fixed time interval in which any outsider can join in.

Arun Rajan

Arun Rajan3.6/5

140 reviews

Small yet calm and nice place

This ashram is very famous in Pondicherry and it is a calm and nice place to meditate and get peace of mind. There are many squirrels running in the place and they are most exciting and nice to watch run and play.

Dhanesh Kumar

Dhanesh Kumar4.6/5

50 reviews

Main attraction in Pondicherry with peaceful atmosphere

Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a main attraction of tourists in Pondicherry. It is very well-maintained, having good library and peaceful atmosphere. Well-managed and must see place.

Neha  Sahu

Neha Sahu5.0/5

2 reviews

Peaceful place

It's a small ashram but you can feel very calm and peaceful there. It's filled with divine aroma and there is a section for books on meditation and knowing your inner self. Would like to go again. It's really nice place.They don't charge you anything for entering there. But remember that there are timings. It closes at 6:00 pm. You can sit in the quiet place and feel pretty awesome. I forgot all my worries and thoughts for a while when I was there. There is a small and very beautiful garden too.I loved the place!

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