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Global Vipassana Pagoda

Near Essel World | Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village, Mumbai (Bombay) 400091, India
+91 22 3374 7501
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Nicely maintained spiritual place

A very good place for meditation. They have meditation programs in which one can enroll. There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jaya03
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Modern Pagoda

Pagoda means Buddhist temple. Peaceful atmosphere around us, pagoda have large structure have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Hall near Gorai, North-west of Mumbai, India. The Pagoda was inaugurated by Pratibha Patil, then President of India on 8 February 2009.[1] It is built on donated land on a peninsula between Gorai creek and the Arabian Sea. The pagoda is to serve as a monument of peace and harmony. The Global Vipassana Pagoda has been built out of gratitude to the Buddha, his teaching and the community of monks practicing his teaching. Its traditional Burmese design is an expression of gratitude towards the country of Myanmar for preserving the practice of Vipassana. The shape of the pagoda is a copy of the Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Pagoda) in Yangon, Myanmar. It was built combining ancient Indian and modern technology to enable it to last for a thousand years. The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars. The height of the dome is approximately 29 metres, while the height of the building is 96.12 meters, which is twice the size of the previously largest hollow stone monument in the world, the Gol Gumbaz Dome in Bijapur, India. External diameter of the largest section of the dome is 97.46m and the shorter sections is 94.82m. Internal diameter of the dome is 85.15m.[4] The inside of the pagoda is hollow and serves as a very large meditation hall with an area covering more than 6000 m2 (65,000 ft2). The massive inner dome seats over 8000 people enabling them to practice the non-sectarian Vipassana meditation as taught by Mr S.N. Goenka and now being practiced in over 100 countries. An inaugural one-day meditation course was held at the pagoda on 21 December 2008, with Mr S.N. Goenka in attendance as the teacher. The aim of the pagoda complex is, among others, to express gratitude to Gautama Buddha for dispensing what followers believe is a universal teaching for the eradication of suffering, to educate the public about the life and teaching of the Buddha, and to provide a place for the practice of meditation. 10-day vipassana meditation courses are held free of charge at the meditation centre that is part of the Global Vipassana Pagoda complex.
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Near Essel World | Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village, Mumbai (Bombay) 400091, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good place for meditation. They have meditation programs in which one can enroll. There is no special permission required to roam in the surrounding area of Pagoda, however one can only get a glimpse of the inner area. The guide at the Pagoda...More

Thank Jaya03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pagoda means Buddhist temple. Peaceful atmosphere around us, pagoda have large structure have a place for meditation for devotees. And for visiters madition provided in other dom just beside pagoda for 30 min time regularly.This pagoda is copy of Myanmar's Shwedagon pagoda. Situated next to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is must visit for all spiritual people its nice Pagoda close to esselworld and free of charge. You will be filled with happiness when you visit this place.

Thank Vikas3333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best place with good architectural beauty. Constructed in a vast area and lots of open space and good photo exhibition inside to see. Good restaurant and place worth for meditation.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have ever learnt Vipassana then this needs no introduction and you will already be intending to visit. If you haven't, but you have an interest in meditation, then do visit as it is an amazing architectural feat and a beautiful place to learn...More

Thank misterys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not good for day visit Nothing to do there just waste of time good if you wanna to do 7 days course avoid

Thank PragneshKumar G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Buddhist meditation center cum monastery (called a Pagoda). It is built on an an island and the easier connectivity is via a ferry from Mumbai shores (like Marve). Though there is a road route also, that is longer. The place is serene...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Visited on weekday. It had more crowd than expected however its well managed and very peaceful. Entry inside the dome is only allowed if you have completed 10 day Vipassana course. The architecture is particularly amazing built with resemblances to the Burmese culture. Also alot...More

Thank Yash T
Reviewed 17 May 2017

An amazing world class architectural marvel, being the tallest pillar-less dome in the world which can accommodate over eight thousand meditators at a time. A must see tourist destination in Mumbai.

Thank TravelEager
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We visit pagoda serval times in the month, best place to go with friends and family. Peaceful place. I love gautam Budh. Very good place. Tallest pagoda in ASIA.

Thank vslnchre
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Yuga G
How to go pagoda
7 June 2017|
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Response from LokeshGoenka | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi below details would provide you ways to reach Pagoda By Public Transport from Mumbai City Reach Borivali Station on the Western Railway Mumbai Suburban line. This station is a major terminal on Western Railway’s Mumbai... More
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Yuga G
How to reach pagoda from borivali Khadi
7 June 2017|
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Response from LokeshGoenka | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi below details would provide you ways to reach Pagoda By Public Transport from Mumbai City Reach Borivali Station on the Western Railway Mumbai Suburban line. This station is a major terminal on Western Railway’s Mumbai... More
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Bhusha1
Is thare space available for car parking?
24 December 2016|
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Response from amitac14 | Reviewed this property |
yes ...ample of space.
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