In addition to nationalism and religion, there has been significant global division. The lesson of humanity’s unity has been preached by messengers of numerous faiths, but it was finally lost when religion overcame man. The Baha’i faith’s founder, Baha’ullah, significantly altered how people thought around the world. He valued harmony, and this message reflected that. The Baha’i faith is a universally recognised religion with its calendar, holy days, and sacred scriptures. It lacks clergy, nevertheless, and elected assemblies oversee governance at all levels. One of the major tenets of the Baha’i faith is togetherness.
Over 150 years ago, the Persian Baha’ullah created the Baha’i faith. Baha’i temples are being built all over the world.
The Baha’i House of Worship, North America
A Baha’i temple was built in North America; the foundation stone was set there in 1912, and the building was finished there in 1953. The temple is one of Illinois’ Seven Wonders because of its magnificent architecture set within lush grounds. The lower level houses Fountain Hall, the temple’s oldest section, and Cornerstone Room. The temple is the biggest and oldest Baha’i temple in existence. The auditorium’s walls have incredibly detailed artwork. The dome, which rises 135 feet above the main floor, is breathtaking to view.
The Baha’i House of Worship, Australia
The Baha’i temple, which is close to Sydney’s northern beaches, is breathtakingly beautiful. Since it was built in 1961, the temple and its 9 hectares of beautiful grounds have grown to become one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. 38 metres are added to the floor by the dome. Unique and local flora may be seen in the grounds that surround the temple.
The Baha’i House of Worship, Uganda
The Ugandan Baha’i Temple was constructed in 1962. The building, which started in 1958, was finished in four years. Like other Baha’i temples, this one is located at Kikaaya Hill on the outskirts of Kampala and has a distinctive design. The mosaic tiles used to create the dome’s green colour came from Italy, while the tiles on the lower roof came from Belgium.
The Baha’i House of Worship, Germany
The Baha’i Temple in Germany was established in the year 1964 and is located in a beautiful area at the base of the Taunus mountain range. The temple, which has a floor space of 29,068 square metres, is a magnificent example of architecture. After winning an architectural competition with his design, Teuto Rocholl was given the assignment of creating the temple. The 540 diamond-shaped windows in the dome give it a wonderful appearance of being in the light.
The Baha’i House of Worship, India
The Baha’i Temple in India, which resembles a lotus flower, showcases the architect’s creative ideas. Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba was responsible for creating this magnificent temple in India’s capital. 1986 saw the completion of the construction. The nine entrances are made up of 27 petals-like structures that are grouped in three. The temple, which was built on 26 acres of land, gets many visitors.
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The Baha’i House of Worship, Panama
The Panamanian Baha’i Temple was built starting in 1967 and was finished in 1972. The temple is perched atop Cerro Sonsonate (song hill), a tall rock, and it has a pattern similar to Native American textiles. The magnificent dome is constructed from tens of thousands of oval-shaped tiles. Three-dimensional patterns may be seen on the entry gates. The temple has the appearance of an enormous egg. The temple’s interior is not only lovely but there is also a constant wind inside.