15 Facts About Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai

15 Facts About Global Vipassana Pagoda in Mumbai
  • Total Height of the Pagoda : 325 feet (99 m)
  • Height of the Pillarless Main Dome: 90 feet (27.5 m)
  • Diameter of the Pilarless Main Dome: 280 feet (85 m)
  • Seating capacity: 8000 persons
  • Foundation Stone laid: October 1997
  • Construction completed: November 2008
  • Inauguration: By the President of India, February 8, 2009
  • The land for the Pagoda: Donated by a grateful meditator
  • Cost of construction: INR 135 crores

(apart from the cost of the land) : (about USD 30 million)

Donated by many grateful meditators

  • Height of North and South Pagodas: 60 feet (18 m)
  • Foundation: 30 feet deep with a 20 feet wide wall
  • Stone used: 2.5 million tonnes of Jodahpur red sandstone
  • Quarries: 1,200 kms away from the project site
  • Sand used: 3,000 truck loads
  • Time Spend: 90 million man hours

(Source: display board)

Timings: 9:00 am To 7:00 pm

Free Entry, No Parking Fee

Website: www.globalpagoda.org