Global Vipassana Pagoda – A Photo Story

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you.” -Buddha

Vipassana is an ancient meditation technique rediscovered by Gautam Buddha wherein one has to sit in silence and observe his bodily sensations. Global Vipassana Pagoda is a meditation hall located in Gorai, Mumbai. It is supposed to be the largest meditation hall in the world with a capacity of accommodating ~8,000 people.

I had been hearing about this pagoda for quite a long time now and hence decided to go there on a bright sunny day.

Built in Burmese style architecture, this place is ideal for practicing photography for budding photographers like me!

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View of Pagoda from the entrance gate

 

 

fullsizeoutput_10bFrom the foot of Pagoda

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Artificial Waterfall within the Pagoda Complex

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One of the many doors of Main Pagoda

 

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View of Entrance of Pagoda from the top

 

 

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How to get there:

Catch a ferry for Essel World from ferry ticket counter at Gorai

Ticket price: Rs 100/- per head for round trip

Once you reach the entrance of pagoda, pick up and drop service to the foot of Pagoda is available for Rs 5 per head.

What to do:

The pagoda complex consists of the following:

  • Main pagoda, where only people who have enrolled for 10 days Vipassana course are allowed.
  • Meditation hall where one can sit in silence for 10 minutes and experience Vipassana meditation.
  • Photo gallery portraying entire life story of Buddha.
  • Food court

 

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9 thoughts on “Global Vipassana Pagoda – A Photo Story

  1. Passionately clicked & written in a fascinating way this blog couldn’t get better than this. Not only the blog gives an ideal information but induces travellers to plan for an enthralling yet serene meditation experience….Way to go Richa….Thnks for the blog.

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  2. Good find Richa.. Intresting read. Having lived there for 3 years I had no idea this even existed…
    Your Mantra should be #golocal
    Keep sharing in your travelogues!

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  3. Great find Richa! Beautiful..
    Having lived in Mumbai for 3 years I had no idea this even existed. Beautiful and serene place. Your mantra should be “When you go local you grow local” #golocal ..
    Enjoy reading your travelogues. Keep exploring!!

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