The Aurobindo Ashram is a community located at a distance of 3 Kms from Pondicherry.
Pondicherry was the residence of Sri Aurobindo (Indian freedom fighter). The ashram was founded in 1926. It is one of the well known and wealthy ashrams of India. The ashram has one of the prime destinations for tourists and spiritual seekers.
Today Ashramites live and work in more than 400 buildings spread throughout the town. The central focus of the community is one group of houses including those in which Sri Aurobindo and the Mother dwelt for most of their lives in Pondicherry. This interconnected block of houses — called 'the Ashram main-building', or more usually just 'the Ashram' — surrounds a tree-shaded courtyard, at the centre of which lies the flower-covered 'Samadhi'. This white marble shrine holds, in two separate chambers, the physical remains of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Visitors can visit the Aurobindo Ashram during timings: 8:00 AM till 12:00 PM.