The Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai honours Gotama the Buddha and explains his Teaching. It also expresses gratitude to Myanmar for preserving. Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai, Maharashtra located near Gorai village is a famous meditation centre inaugurated in honor of Gautam Buddha teachings. Introduction. The Global Vipassana Pagoda was inaugurated on February 8, , by the President of India, Pratibha Patil in the presence of dignitaries from all.

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Designed by Indian architect Chandubhai Sompura on the lines of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, the Global Pagoda is a hollow structure, having a dome of ft diameter. The feet tall Global Vipassana Pagoda is a symbol of gratitude towards vipaassana Buddha and the chain of teachers who preserved it for years.

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This is the support for the journey ahead. The recording of the webcast of the inauguration function can be viewed on the Global Pagoda website: It will also have display galleries which will provide information on Vipassana and depict the historical truth about the Buddha and inspiring incidents from his life. An ideology of hatred was proliferating using the tools of violence and terrorism.

The first and largest dome was completed when bone relics of Gautama Buddha were enshrined in the central locking stone of the dome on October 29,making it the world’s largest hollow stone masonry structure containing relics of the Buddha.

Global Vipassana Pagoda

The award was announced on the occasion of Republic Day One can enjoy to see the blue sky all pagodq along with pagoda temple. Shree Annapurna Hotel Restaurant.

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TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external web sites. Please note only old Vipassana meditators are allowed to enter the dome and meditate.

Read all reviews. Entry fee is minimal. The grandeur and architectural style of the Global Pagoda, the enshrined Paagoda relics and the information galleries are expected to attract thousands of pilgrims and seekers of peace.

People were creating distinctions in their own minds and believing them to be true.

For The Benefit Of Many. Here one begins to appreciate there is a way out of this suffering. Each stone in the Global Pagoda has grooves cut both in horizontal and vertical direction, and is so designed that it interlocks in both directions.

Visitors who wish to attend Mini-Anapana course will have to maintain complete silence while they are inside the pagoda main dome. The basement area issq. The lotus section is divided into lower lotus and upper lotus. The pagoda is to serve as a monument of pagodaa and harmony.

Global Vipassana Pagoda

Thus, the important transition point represented here as a necklace of orbs, is the nibbanic experience, the transcending of mind Like the lotus which flowers in fetid water but sits above it, a Vipassana meditator at this stage remains still tethered to the world but now decidedly apart from it. The people of Thailand donated the golden paint typically used in pagodas, which is not available in India.

It has been calculated that this means if we fill trucks with all the stones so far used in the Pagoda, and the trucks are placed one behind the other, the number of trucks in line will stretch from Mumbai to Igatpuri, kms away!


Easy to reach there. From its broad base, the pagoda moves elegantly upward in an increasingly refined way culminating at the top in a single pointed diamond. A Complete Peaceful Place far away from the city and amazingly made and great atmosphere around Great. Seven-tiered Umbrella and Diamond Bud: Does this place or activity accept credit cards?

As featured in Mumbai in a day! However, unlike the Shwe Dagon, the Global Pagoda is a hollow structure and the dome encloses a meditation hall in which about 10, meditators can meditate together at a time. Moving upward, the square terraces represent the causes of this suffering: Sharad Pawar and Mr.

Directly above this, in the second dome, the corporeal relics of Lord Buddha have been enshrined. Views Read Edit View history. The entire construction is done using lime mortar to ensue longevity and strength of the structure. For the inner dome alone, approximately 15, cubic meters of Jodhpur stones, and 46, cubic meters of basalt stones were used.

Gorai Village, Borivali West, Mumbai.

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Not only one can spend some time peacefully amongst the fresh air, One can meditate as well. The Buddha’s body was of golden color, so the pagoda has been colored gold.

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