Auroville is an international township near Puducherry on the Coromandel Coast of India. Founded in 1968, Auroville is based on the vision of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo and is endorsed by UNESCO and Government of India as an ongoing experiment in human unity. The Auroville Foundation was established in 1988 by an Act of Parliament of the Government of India.
Over the years, Auroville has attracted seekers from all over the world, diverse in nature but united by a quest for higher living, over 3000 have made it their permanent home nurturing it with their love, hope, sorrow, and labor. The seeds of hope and labor and diversity are now maturing into a robust life ecosystem, not free of all problems but with many creative alternatives. Looking at this development, not in terms of boring metrics, but in terms of evolving individuals and systems, the regenerative culture of Auroville has enabled it to accumulate a tremendous amount of wealth to share with the world. This small forest city has all the elements of a terrific futuristic campus with practitioner mentors, learning labs, and the most integral learning framework in place that seeks a simultaneous perfection in human and material evolution.
Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine Consciousness.
Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realizations.
Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual human unity.
The Auroville Charter