Maharashtra Has World’s Largest Structure With Genuine Relics Of Gautam Buddha

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Maharashtra Has World’s Largest Structure With Genuine Relics Of Gautam Buddha

With all the chaos in the city, finding a place where you can find serenity is very difficult. Maybe not really difficult. Asia’s largest stone structure in Gorai shines beautifully against the backdrop of the mighty Arabian Sea, Global Vipassana Pagoda in Gorai is the right place to seek serenity in Maharashtra. One fascinating thing about this large structure is that it has the genuine relics of Gautam Buddha. 

The Monument Has Bone Relics Enshrined

The Global Vipassana Pagoda is specially designed for meditation and is the world’s largest pillarless dome. There is a revolving stage built in the centre of the main dome for the people who want to meditate while listening to the sermons. The monument has the genuine bone relics of the respected Gautama Buddha and is enshrined in the centre of the middle dome. The Vipassana Pagoda is built on the lines of the famous Shwedagon Pagoda of Yangon where the genuine hair relics of Buddha are enshrined. The archaeological department of the British Government found some of these relics in the ruins of the Bhattiprolu stupa. The Museum of London is where these relics were kept until they were handed over to the Mahabodhi Society of India. The Society then passed it on to Acharya Goenka who placed it in the Vipassana Pagoda for the faithful. 

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Token Of Gratitude 

Global Vipassana Pagoda is representative of the teachings of Gautama Buddha and the physical expression of the country’s gratitude to him. The monument which is painted in Thai golden paint is a three-storied massive hollow stone structure. The place can accommodate up to 8000 meditators at a time under the magnificent and massive dome. Global Vipassana is surely that one landmark which is the safeguarding and spreading of Buddha’s philosophies and teachings. 

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