Browsing tag:

Auroville

Pondicherry India Tourism: Auroville
AsiaIndiaSouth Asia

Pondicherry India Tourism: Auroville

Before traveling to Chennai, India, I had no idea what "Auroville" was. I thought the best tourist attraction in the area was the Kapaleeswarar Temple in Chennai...but Auroville did WOW us and not in the typical way that tourist attractions do either! Auroville is a city where a small cult of followers  worship a woman who calls herself The Mother. But shhhh...we don't talk about it, because there's NO ...
On Suspending Our Cynicism: Auroville, India — By Jennifer Shipp
AsiaIndiaSouth AsiaTrips

On Suspending Our Cynicism: Auroville, India — By Jennifer Shipp

Auroville is a strange place. Anyone who reads the indoctrination materials for the city knows that the ideals it strives toward are, well…ideal and not remotely realistic. Sri Aurobindo and “The Mother”, Auroville’s founders, offer up communist principles in their books, but they note that the city is decidedly not communist. They claim that the goal of Auroville is to connect with the Divine Consciousness ...
Bruised Banana