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Baha'i House of Worship

background ...

Baha'i House of Worship
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
The Baha'i House of Worship, also known as Baha'i Temple, has nine sides and nine entrances symbolizing the unity of the human race under the one God. The Sydney Baha'i Temple it is one of the only seven houses of worship in the world dedicated to Baha'i Faith. The others are build in Uganda, Germany, Panama, Western Samoa, the United States and India.

Baha'i House of Worship - interior
©2006 Gabriel Ditu
Baha'is Faith is based on Baha'u'llah (1817-1892) teachings, which is the founder of this religion. He is regarded by Baha'is as the most recent in a line of messengers of God that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, Jesus and Muhammad. The following quote will probably summarize best the Baha'is teachings:

"Let not a man glory in that he loves his country, but that he loves his kind" Baha'u'llah

brief history ...

The construction of the temple started in April 1957.

Baha'i House of Worship - dome
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It took more than four years to complete and costed around £150,000. In 17 September 1961 it was formally opened to the public.

On the center of the dome's ceiling, was written an inscription in Arabic, reading "To the Glory of the All Glorious". See the adjacent picture.

tourist information ...

You can reach Baha'i House of Worship / Temple via public transport (buses). See map. For more details please check the trip planner.

Contact details:
Baha'i House of Worship
Phone: 02-9998 9221
173 Mona Vale Road
Ingleside, NSW 2101
Australia

Web site: Baha'is Faith - Australia

Hours of Operation:
Open to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM, every day of the year.
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