Baha i House of Worship

Trip Start Nov 06, 2010
Trip End Mar 18, 2011

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

We started out our day with a motor rickshaw (see video) though the streets of New Delhi.  It was better then going on a roller-coaster! 

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, I had to in order to understand their history and background.
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tendashseven on

Nice digs! I'll bet that took a few collection plates to fund. Blew my mind when I checked out their other temples around the world. Never heard of this faith. Thanks!

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