Auroville is a universal township in the making for a population of up to 50,000 people from around the world. Auroville is recognized as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness. It currently holds a population of 2257 (1553 adults and 454 minors coming from 43 nationalities, 836 of whom are of Indian origin
Auroville is antownship inVilupurram districtin the state of TamilNadu, India nearPondicherry inSouth India. It is alsocalled as City OfDawn.
Located in south India, mostly in the State of Tamil Nadu, a few kilometers inland from the Coromandel Coast, approx 160 kms south of Chennai (previously Madras) and 10 kms north of the town of Pondicherry. It’s location itself is one of the important factor in familiarizing Aurovillians to nature for inner peace.
Auroville was Started by Mirra Alfassa (the mother), who was a spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo (an Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru, and poet). She began this township with the aim of uniting people of all nations and creeds from around the world.
On 28th February 1968 some 5,000 people assembled near the banyan tree at the centre of the future township for an inauguration ceremony attended by representatives of 124 nations, including all the States of India. The representatives brought with them some soil from their homeland, to be mixed in a white marble- clad, lotus-shaped urn, now sited at the focal point of the Amphitheatre.
Mantrimandir Botanical Gardens(The Soul Of City)