Well if you have been thinking that money is supreme and the world runs on and around politics and religion is the basis of our existence then, here is a little ice-breaking ceremony that I would like to do; Auroville, a place nestled in the Viluppuram district near Puducherry, Tamil Nadu is an example of the small world which is not governed by religion, politics or money. The foundation stone of this city was laid on 28th February 1968, by Mirra Alfassa who is also known as “The Mother”. She held the notion that all men are equal. breaking the rules of the world we live in,

Auroville has men and women of all the country living together and they follow the religion of humanity. Auroville doesn’t belong to anyone, however, if one wishes to live here then they should be the servitor of diving consciousness. Currently, the population is around 2400, these people hail from a different nation, they are of a different religion but here in Auroville, they represent humanity.

What even more striking is that the city within its boundaries doesn’t follow any currency rather Aurocard is used, however, with the outer world interaction they use the money.

There is no particular religion in this city but for spiritual gain, there is a temple in the center of this township which is called as Maitrimandir where people practice integral Yoga. Moreover, there is a hierarchal rule which governs this place rather it has all the adult residents forming the assembly which is responsible for maintaining the legal framework of this city.

Although it appears to be a strange concept, yet it continues to survive all odds.

You can expect the unexpected only in India.

It happens only in India !!!

Author Neha