Access to the Inner Chamber is very restricted. Matrimandir is not a tourist destination. First time visitors need to come to Auroville the day before their intended visit and get a pass. Then on the day of the visit, one has to watch an introductory film and then go in with a guide. There is a long introduction with a guide in the Park before entering the building. The Inner Chamber can accommodate about 75 people maximum, and first time visitors stay in about 15 minutes.
Children under 10 are not admitted to the Park. That being said Tuesday is Children's Day for Aurovilleans when they can visit with appropriate supervision. Before this trip I did not know if Lili would get to go at all, and I decided that the right thing will happen about that.
And what happened was this: we enrolled her in a Young Aurovilleans Program intended for children of guests - and not only did she get to go, she went with her group leader and one other child. So the three of them got to experience that stunning space all alone for twenty minutes. The 'right thing' here was more like a VIP experience.
That's how things often work out here, I am told.