The Global Vipassana Pagoda has been the inspiration of the well-known Vipassana meditation master Acharya S N Goenka and is representative of the teachings of Gautama Buddha. It is located in Gorai, in the suburban area of Borivali. Built on the lines of famous Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon, where the hair relic of the Buddha is enshrined the Global Vipassana Pagoda houses genuine bone relics of Buddha. The monument is a three-storied huge hollow stone structure painted in a shining Thai golden paint. It is the world’s largest pillar-less dome especially designed for meditation. The relics are enshrined in the centre of the middle dome on a revolving stage. It has the capacity to accommodate over 8,000 meditators at a time.
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