More importantly, it could then be drawn into the integration process,
thereby reconciling one of creation’s greatest paradoxes. It is the
same conundrum quantum physics faces when it seeks to measure the
position of point and/or wave: it is one or the other. This symbol,
transposed to the respective duties of the Mother and the group,
reconciles the paradox and expresses the simultaneous
harmony of the two. Those two elements were, first and foremost,
the 24m chamber floor diameter – no more, no less – and the placement
of the chamber of 24m in a perfect circle with a consequent radius of
14.40m. They determined the correct dimensions of the Shalagrama
whereby it became integrated into the whole. It was then elevated to
the realm of sacred geometry.
this simple manner, via sacred geometry applied to an architectural
form, one of the deepest truths of the Supermind is made manifest and
its goals are furthered.
classic Shalagrama is constructed on the basis of three interrelated
circles. This in itself allows us to appreciate why in India it is one
of the most sacred forms of geometry, revealing as it does the triune
nature of reality, which Sri Aurobindo describes as Transcendent,
Cosmic, and Individual; or else Sat-Chit-Ananda. Reproduced below is
the construction of the three circles with their respective radii.
From: The New Way,
Vol. 2, Chapter 11, p. 425,
The Inner and Outer
The inner chamber whose diameter is 24m is placed within the central
circle (in a ‘perfect circle’, as the Mother mentioned). When the walls
are extended upward they meet that circle at a height of 8.65m. This
‘perfect circle’ determines the proportions of the circumscribing
Shalagrama. With the Motherís chamber of the specified measurements at the centre, it will be 36m x 28.80m.
the Auroville Matrimandir there is nothing touching those crucial points in
space. There is no 24m and by consequence no 8.65m meeting that
significant inner occult circle.