Earth needs a place where men can live away from all national rivalries, social conventions, self-contradictory moralities and contending religions; a place where human beings, freed from all slavery to the past, can devote themselves wholly to the discovery and practice of the Divine Consciousness that is seeking to manifest. Auroville wants to be this place and offers itself to all who aspire to live the Truth of tomorrow.
The Mother 20.9.1969
Auroville, situated in southern India, is an international township of about 2,500 people from around the world dedicated to exploring and seeking human unity though the building of a city. This city, as conceptualized by the Mother, has four zones, namely, cultural, residential, industrial and international. The international zone will have pavilions representing the various nations of the world. This zone, like the other three, is presently in the development stage.
The Unity Pavilion currently functions as a center for cultural events, research on human unity and development of the International Zone, where people from all countries and cultures are welcome to share expressions of the unique culture of their nations.
All people of Goodwill are welcome to participate in this endeavor, which seeks to embrace humanity in all its diversity and find new ways to transform the consciousness of people around the world and establish peace and unity in all areas of life.
See the following sections for more information on Auroville, the Unity Pavilion, and Participating in the Auroville Adventure: