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Global Vipassana Pagoda

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Pagoda Tour

Notification

With effect from April 2 , 2022 – The pandemic Covid 19 restrictions imposed during the Corona period under the Disaster Management Act as well as the Epidemic Diseases Act are being completely revoked and withdrawn. The visit to Pagoda is open for all.
Wearing of mask is advisory and may please be put with social distancing while visiting Pagoda for the benefit of all.

Download Global Pagoda Audio Tour App - Self conducted audio-visual- text tour download link - http://www.globalpagoda.org/applink.html

No Entry Fee

Please note there is no entry fee or charge to see the Global Vipassana Pagoda. There is no charge for the tour guides at Global Vipassana Pagoda.

Inside the dome

Please note only old Vipassana meditators are allowed to enter the dome and meditate. All other visitors can view the inside dome from visitors' gallery.

Days and Timings

Open on all days from 9am to 7pm.

Reaching The Global Vipassana Pagoda

  1. Coming from Mumbai City / Domestic Airport / International Airport / Railway Stations in Mumbai
  2. Travelling by Road from Thane / Nashik / Igatpuri / Pune / Navi Mumbai
  3. Reaching By Public Transport from Mumbai City
  4. Hotels nearby

Identity Proof

Identity Proof is mandatory for foreign visitors. (Passport/ driving licence/ certificate from respective embassy)

Concept & Planning

Planning for the construction of the Global Vipassana Pagoda began in 1997, while actual building work started in 2000. The pagoda consists of three sub-domes. 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, 2006, making it the world's largest hollow stone masonry structure containing relics of the Buddha. The relics were originally found in Bhattiprolu, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, South India.
The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars.
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