Baha i House of Worship
Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
45Trip End Mar 18, 2011
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Our first stop was the "Bahai House of Worship or Lotus Temple", the construction which took around 6 years, opening for the public in 1986. The temple is shaped in the form of a half opened lotus flower and the main structure encircled by nine ponds. There are nine doors
that lead to the central hall which can manage 2,500 people at a time (you can get some idea of the size from my pictures of the inside).
Following the Bahai faith (which I was unaware before our visit), Lotus Temple is open to people of all religions. The Temple doesn't observe any kind of sermons or rituals. The visitors are required to maintain silence inside the hall. Bahai faith believes in religion free independent world that is divine in its origin, broad in its view, scientific in its technique, kind in its philosophy and dynamic in its nature. Founded more than a century and a half ago, the Bahá'í Faith has spread around the globe.
For more information go to their website www.bahai.org, I had to in order to understand their history and background.