About World Peace Dome
The brainchild of Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, the Philosopher Saint Shree Dnyaneshwara World Peace
Library & World Peace Prayer Hall is an epitome of architectural magnificence an is a contribution towards the knowledge divine. Conceptualized, designed, planned and accomplished under the headship of Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, the monument is sure to make a lasting impression on the world landscape and become a global marvel.
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 3000 people at any given time. The dome houses a library that expands across an area of 62500 feet, with a prayer hall above it with 54 statues of revered scholars, saints, scientists, philosophers and gurus. T h e s u p e r l a t i v e m o n u m e n t e n v i s i o n e d b y Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad conveys to the world the message of peace, divinity and integrity and depicts the vedic principle of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (The world is one family).
More than a hundred years ago, Swami Vivekananda had expressed his desire to see the youth of India giving shape to the rise of the nation. Revered Dr. Vishwanath D Karad read these words with his heart and soul. It had a profound effect on him. He showed the courage of conviction and breathed life into Swami Vivekananda’s words. He facilitated the progress of youth by creating Maharashtra Institute of Technology (now called MIT, Pune, India) in 1983. His focus lay on imparting holistic education to the students of MIT leading the youth to think and ponder upon the benefits of peace. This led to MIT being named as MIT World Peace University in 2017, where peace studies became a major part of its unique
pedagogy. The brainchild of Revered Dr. Vishwanath Karad, the Philosopher Saint Dnyaneshwara World Peace Dome, World Peace Prayer Hall &Library, is an epitome of architectural magnificence and a contribution towards Knowledge Divine ,an emblem of peace and a source of inspiration for all to embrace peace and humanitarian understanding. It depicts the Vedic principle articulated in Sanskrit as ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ (the World is One Family). Needless to say he faced several numerous hurdles but he remained steadfast in his resolve to gift this architectural marvel and the message of peace for the future generations.
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