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Monuments & Statues
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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  • Lavanya Sharma
    Raipur, India24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    for me it was the best place in Mumbai as you can spend hours looking at the sea and you feel the calmness within. there so much of peace
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • Toil_Travel_Tennis
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were fortunate that we were called upon by Bhagwan Ganesh to offer prayers and seek his blessings. The popular belief is that Siddhivinayak Ganapati will fulfill the wishes of anyone who prays at this temple with a true heart. A must visit if you are in Mumbai.

    ॐ श्री गणेशाय नम: 🙏
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • stephens473
    Nottingham, UK387 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent a couple of hours here , the Monument is quite spectacular and at times quite overpowering and emotional.
    We watched the boats coming in and out of the harbour as well as people watching .
    It is free to enter, but you are constantly pestered by hawkers wanting to take your photo and the surrounding area is very unpleasant and the only time we felt uncomfortable during our stay in Mumbai.
    However well worth a visit.
    Written March 21, 2024
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  • Daniyal Shaikh
    Mumbai, India32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a short cut to bandra but sea link itself was so beautiful and well designed that we could not believe such a wonderful piece of architecture
    Written May 8, 2024
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  • Mehul M
    Mumbai, India5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved spending our day at Kidzania Mumbai.this indoor theme park is safe and secure for kids and has a variety of role play activities for them. Kids can learn about how an economy functions. It also has yummy food in their cafes and there is a lounge for parents as well. It’s the best edutainment place and a must visit this summer for kids.
    Written May 22, 2024
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  • Wander54776509509
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The experience was very nice it is very cold inside in which many photos and enjoy all we all are dancing and enjoying will come back again
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • Lavanya Sharma
    Raipur, India24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was built by the bruisers as they run the first train from thane. and after that they connected the Bombay through railway line and CST was used head office for all railway operations. Now it is considered as the heartline of Mumbai railway. just in front of the station has a selfie point from where you can also take full picture of the CSTM station
    Written May 26, 2024
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  • Philip P
    Herentals, Belgium1,422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-be, must-see, as part of a short city tour of Mumbai. The gate to the east, with several impressive colonial buildings around. Streets and side-walks need some maintenance though.
    Written May 23, 2024
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  • Aniket shastri
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit place in Mumbai for a tourist. Specially enjoyable with a Guide. Mr Avinash (9869316041) was an Excellent guide and also photographer. Explained caves n sculptures very well. One hour ride by boat from Gateway of India. One hour or so at caves and another hour ride back. Enjoyable
    Written April 23, 2024
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  • Prany D
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely this place is magical. I am talking from the basis of vibrations and the mental peace that was felt here.

    I have also attended 10 day residential course and they are something out of the world. These courses take you deep within and help you to free yourself from the mental impurities.
    Its a very pure and scientific method and the results are immediate.

    I would strongly recommend everyone to try this. This teaching will help you to deal with your stress, depression, anxiety and all kinds of mental defilements that everyone deals on day to day basis.

    I feel lucky and blessed to come in contact with such a meditation technique.
    Written May 10, 2024
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  • MB201065
    Worcestershire, UK299 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    20 rupee entrance fee to see this museum, worthy of a visit. Plenty of photo opportunities and a few purchases at the entrance.
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • T. A.
    Burleigh Heads, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is such an underrated place...
    I went in Feb so it was dry and not lush but beautiful nonetheless. I've been to Buddhist caves in many countries in Asia but this was one of the most impressive by the shear size of some.
    I was lucky to have a security guard take me around skipping to the best caves, providing simple indights into Buddhist life 2000 years ago and the use of rooms and shortcutting to the top. Worth the obligatory handout at the end. He demonstrated the auditory delight that is mediative chanting from cave to cave- if you're by yourself you HAVE to do.
    It's only from the top with the perspective of dustance that you can truly appreciate the overwhelming size that is Mumbai- wow!

    I hired a bike for the 5km in-it was hot but could ride almost the whole way (last 200m was fairly steep without gears- hint double check the chain is tight before leaving- mine kept falling off. Not a massive hassle but if you're not used to bike repairs it could be a long walk).

    About an hour from Mumbai- I took an uber rental but there was plenty of transport up there so you can easily just get a tuk tuk and find one back or a taxi.

    Final hint- stretch out- you're in for some steps..
    Written February 24, 2024
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