May the darkness of ignorance disappear,
May the universe see the Sun of self-consciousness.
-Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara
WORLD PARLIAMENT OF SCIENCE, RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY - 2019
THEME & AGENDA
THE BIGGEST DOME IN THE WORLD
The concept and creation of the world's biggest dome, in the words of its visionary creator and architect, Revered Prof. Dr. Vishwanath Karad
Union of science/ spirituality will alone bring peace and harmony to mankind
Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad
President, MIT World Peace University
Creator and Architect of World's Biggest Dome
You are fully aware that the entire world is passing through a tense and chaotic stage, even worse than what was experienced during the two world wars. The present one is also a war, war between good and evil, sacrifice and greed, virtues and vices, tolerance and stubbornness, religious co-existence and fundamentalism, traditional time-tested values and quick gains and ego, and so on. The various issues involved are not only local i.e. restricted to one’s own country, but are global as well.
The world is witnessing mind-boggling scientific and industrial developments like artificial intelligence, internet, IT, digital technology, robotics, journey to the outer space and what not on the one hand and on the other, unfortunately, there is total chaos, confusion, suspicion, terrorism, bloodshed, violence and massacre in the name of caste, creed, race, religion and trifle issues like boundaries of nations. The family system, which is vital for the survival of the mankind, is also on the rocks.
PHILOSOPHER SAINT SHRI DNYANESHWARA
WORLD PEACE LIBRARY & WORLD PEACE PRAYER HALL
Presently known to be the largest dome in the world, the remarkable monument has a diameter of 160 feet. With only 24 pillars as the foundation, the structure can accommodate more than 3,000 people at any given time. Connecting back to the philosophy of Philosopher Sant Dnyaneshwara that the world we live in and perceive is not merely an illusion, but a manifestation of the ultimate reality/ the truth – the Almighty God, that lies beyond the perception of senses and the grasp of logic, the dome is an enlightened ediﬁce in entirety.
The dome houses a library at the base and a prayer hall above, with 54 bronze statues of revered scholars, saints, scientists, philosophers and gurus. The library covers an unbelievable expanse of 62,500 sq. ft. and is a testament of the knowledge and wisdom that India as a country holds and disseminates. The center of the dome houses the meditation center, from where all the divine energy and positivity emanates. Eight grand pillars at the core represent the life-sustaining and enriching systems that propagate the core values of life and existence such as Yoga, Vipassana,
Namaaz, Prayer etc. The meditation center is designed with a purpose to scientiﬁcally balance the seven chakras of the human body and align the self with the universal forces that drive the mind, soul and entire existence. This is because the life force, or 'prana', that moves inside of everybody is spinning and rotating. This spinning energy has seven centers in the body, called 'chakras' starting at the base of the spine and moving towards the crown of the head. In a healthy, balanced person, the seven chakras provide exactly the right amount of energy to be very part of the body, mind and spirit , synchronizing the body with the higher universal forces. The ensuing 12 pillars symbolize the religious duty that humans abide by – duty towards the mother, father, family, society, the Nation and the world. They represent the 12 major religions that have thrived and transformed the word – Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Baha'i, Taoism, Shintoism and Confucianism.