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More than one hundred settlements

Residential Zone

Arati
Arka
Aurodam
Bliss
Center Field
Creativity
Courage
Grace
Invocation
Line of Force
Madhuca
Matrimandir Nursery
Prarthna
Prayatna
Samasti
Shailam
Sukhavati
Surrender
Reve
Vikas
Victory
Youth Camp

 

Industrial Zone

Dana
Horizon
Kottakarai Farm
Kottakarai Orchard
Pony Farm
Sve Dame
Vérité

 

Cultural Zone

Gaia
Kalabhumi

Greenbelt

Acceptance
Adventure
Ami
Anusuya
Arya
Aurogreen
Buddha Garden
Certitude
Discipline
Evergreen
Fertile
Fertile East
Fertile Forest
Fertile Windmill
Forecomers
Gaia's Garden
Minati
New Lands
Nilatangham
Nine Palms
Pitchandikulam
Recueillement
Révélation
Samriddhi
Sangha
Sharnga

Outer AV

Agni Jata
Akashwa
Antakarana
Annapurna
Aranya
Arc en Ciel
Aspiration
AuroAnnam
Aurobrindavan
Auromodele
Auro-Orchard
Celebration
Darkali
Djaima
Douceur
Eternity
Existence
Felicity
Fraternity
Gokulam
Gratitude
Halcyon
Hermitage
Hope
Isaiambalam
Jardin De Mere
La Ferme
Light
Meadow
New Creation
Petite Ferme
Promesse
Protection
Pump House
Quiet
Ravena
Repos
Revelation
Sadhana Forest
Samarpan
Service Farm
Shakti
Shakti Loka
Shanti
Siddhartha Farm
Silence
Simplicity
Sincerity
Slancio
Solitude
Sri Ma
Success
Transformation
Two Banyan
Utility
Windarra
Yantra

'Unity in diversity' is one of Auroville's main tenets, and the township is definitely living up to this. Presently we have more than a hundred different settlements, spread out over some 20 sq kms, each of which has a different size, style and standard of living, plus level of interaction and agreement among its residents. Needless to say that the housing arrangements differ greatly as well.

Finding one's right place in the whole

To find one's true place is an intrinsic part of the Auroville process, and a very important one. It is only when one has found one's right place in the whole - be it on whatever level - that the real work can begin.

Auroville has evolved a great variety of possible living situations for like-minded people to plug into. New patterns are still being sought, - the process is never ending.

Names

The names of many of the different settlements carry psychological significances pertaining to the Integral Yoga practiced in the township, such as Sincerity, Aspiration, Fraternity, Surrender, Adventure and so on. In the late sixties and early seventies of the last century, the Mother allotted names to the then emerging settlements. Later on, residents wishing to cultivate a new plot would take their time to sense the spirit of the land and space of their choice, and name it accordingly. This practice continues to the present day.

On this page you will find an as-yet incomplete and not frequently updated list of the present settlements.
Some residents don't feel like being mentioned in this list, - we can only respect this.

Russian translation

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