At the end of our Mumbai Trip, I was spellbound by the beauty and memorable memories that the city gave us. I remember one of our co-tourist suggesting us about one of the popular place of Mumbai. The place named Global Vipassana Pagoda, better known as Pagoda by the localities, is a place where people go to attain peace of mind and experience serenity. Recently built, it is constructed in the North-west of Mumbai. This place is built adjacent to Esselworld Park, one of the most popular theme park for Mumbaikars.
The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a meditation hall near Gorai, which is built on a peninsula between Gorai creek and the Arabian Sea. Overland one can use a car to reach this place. Also, one can reach this place by ferry service. This place was inaugurated by the then President of India, Pratibha Patil, on 8th February 2009. This attractive place is built in Burmese architectural style and it is said that this design is an expression of gratitude towards the country of Myanmar for preserving the practice of Vipassana. Here the community of monks practice teachings of Buddha.
The landmark Pagoda is a monument of peace and harmony. The amazing structure is built without any supporting pillars and the inside of the pagoda is hollow which serves as a very large meditation hall. The golden color of this landmark reflects brightness in the atmosphere when beautiful rays of sun fall on it. This rich heritage is a very popular getaway for Mumbaikars to get a quick peace of mind away from the daily chores of life.
I believe, every individual should follow mediation for a calm and composed mind that will help in leading the life peacefully. I was truly mesmerized by the striking details of this place, Pagoda. This place built away from the hustle-bustle of the city is a must visit place, but, somehow, I missed the opportunity to visit it this time. On my next visit to the beautiful city of Mumbai, I plan to add this place to my checklist.