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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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Peaceful and scenic

One would feel the peace within when you enter the place. There are a lot of people who visit... read more

Reviewed yesterday
GayatriKale
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
magnificent build

This is like the most peaceful place you'll see around there. Golden colored buildings with marble... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Aditi C
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 yesterday

One would feel the peace within when you enter the place. There are a lot of people who visit however there is a 10 free session where one can practice vispasana. The teaching written on the walls is also something to look out for.

Thank GayatriKale
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is like the most peaceful place you'll see around there. Golden colored buildings with marble interior. They don't allow you inside unless you're a student there or staying there

Thank Aditi C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very beautiful place near Water kingdom in Gorai village. Best route to come here is by ferry from Gorai. This place is very calm and is surrounded by beautiful scenic view and greenery. Lord Buddha's teaching are being preached with beautiful quotes on the...More

Thank Sufiyan A
Reviewed 3 days ago

a very peaceful place for meditation. in a place which is close to the city but still quiet and calm.

Thank 288npp
Reviewed 3 days ago

Majestic construction welcomes you at the gate, just next to Esselworld. Good if you wish to have a divine experience. Have been here before and each visit has been special..Just that avoid Sundays as parking would be a big problem and the place get quite...More

Thank NewRRV
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must visit to this place for an unforgettable experience. If you are not in the mood to go Esselworld then you must visit this hidden gem

Thank feelfromthegut
Reviewed 1 week ago

Asia’s tallest stone structure rises majestically in the sky against the blue background of the Arabian Sea. It houses the genuine bone relics of Buddha. More details about the Pagoda can be learnt from the office. Most Important, it is better to visit the place...More

Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Pagoda for the first time when Goenka Guruji had been planned to attend and lend us a discourse for a mega one day course of vipassana! The place had just one gigantic Pagoda at that time but now it is become a popular...More

Thank 25urvic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Talk of two attractions with polar opposite purpose built together at one place! If you're in the mood for mad fun and crazy rides, you have Essel World and Water Kingdom at your disposal. If all you want is peace, then just near to it,...More

Thank Vikhyath K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Pagoda is the replica of the Shwedgon Pagoda in Burma and is constructed to express Gratitude towards the lineage of teachers who have preserved the sacred teaching of Gautama, the Buddha in its purest form. You can experience a short session of Anapana meditation,...More

Thank Utkarsh V
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Yuga G
8 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
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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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Response from amitac14 | Reviewed this property |
yes ...ample of space.
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