Figure 2 Illustration of Aurobindo 's theory for Mandala
The actual effect of such a dynamic and individualistic ‘model for’ made them different in their rules of conduct and in their economic activities. What is important to note here is that the image of this colony, in 1970, emerge as tension with the earlier evolutionary model when the design for “Matri Mandir” was proposed. Since the belief for this utopian settlement was based on ‘spiritualization’ of matter, the proposal for Matri Mandir was planned as a geographical expression which can act as the spiritual centring.
I believe, Auroville’s strongest function is its capacity to inspire the diverse people of the world and transformed to embody hope rather than simple desire.
“Auroville is an aspiration of oneness which we have to find within ourselves and a measure in which we find it in ourselves, perhaps we can effectively, actually manifest in unity in forms of governance, in our economic form, in our education form in the way we build city.” -The Mother (Mirra Alfassa)
Consistent with such realistic problems of today’s world, Ruth Levitas, author of perhaps most complete history of the concept of utopia to date, suggest three different bases for defining utopia – “content, form and function”. She points out that liberal humanist tradition neglects functions and focuses on matter of form and content, in terms of various canons how utopian works. However, the objective behind this research is not to define