been nearly 4-5yrs since my last visit and mom was here after eons. We
were there for a wedding, but were also looking forward to spending time
with my Uncle and family. The day after we landed, uncle was off to
work, kiddo to school and others were busy with their routine. Since i
was with mom i had told myself this was going to be a laid back trip,
and i would have to take mom around… She asked “can we roam around
today? i dont want to sit at home”. I said ok, we walked out of the
colony, hailed a cab and headed out to explore the city. The 1st
destination my mom chose was the Baha’i house of worship.
and peoples in one universal Cause and one common Faith. Bahá’is are
the followers of Bahá’u’lláh, Who they believe is the Promised One of
when peace and harmony will be established on earth and humankind will
live in prosperity. We believe that the promised hour has come and that
Bahá’u’lláh is the great Personage Whose teachings will enable humanity
to build a new world. [Information courtesy: Baha’i site]
flower in full bloom. Made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand, the temple is open to people across religions. Completed in 1986 by the Persian architect Fariborz Sahba from Canada, it welcomes tourists from across the world, day in and out.
“petals” made of marble
pools that encompass the temple from outside.
Diameter: 70 m
Seats within the auditorium: 1300
The land was bought in 1953 and construction began on April
21st 1980, Was inaugurated on December 24th 1986.
As we walked out, we noticed a group of Koreans huddled in a corner with an Indian explaining the faith and about the place in fluent Korean. They were lapping up everything he said… Guess this is what is called “The power of Tourism” 🙂
Summer: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Note: The Bahá’í House of Worship is open Tuesday through Sunday (Mondays closed).