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Bahá’í Faith Garden Bahji

Our history today is filled with a lot of amazing varieties. There are so many unseen chapters in the history of humankind that we have almost forgotten with time. It is like a transparent wall that has been created by the time that keeps us unaware of some of the facts that were once a subject of everyone’s conversation. Throughout the process of history formation, there have been many changes in our religions, cultures and communities. There were several minorities that were once an essential aid of time for the people in need. Bahá’í ( بهائی‎ ) was one of such minorities which was popular as a peaceful refuge in India.

Origin of Bahá’ís

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The Bahá’í Religion

The Bahá’í originated from Bábí religion in mid-19th-century. It was established in the year 1863 by the founder Bahá’u’lláh. Iran (Persia) and the Middle East were the location of its initial growth. However, ongoing persecution was part of their journey from the very beginning. The Bahá’ís founder had a belief that God had a plan to send a prophet. This minority had a strong relation with Islam religion. In 1863, when this minority was banished from its origin, Iran, Bahá’u’lláh proclaimed himself as a prophet of God. His words gave him a result of banishment. He had to spend his next decade in the Akka city in Ottoman, Syria (Now in Israel). The leadership rights were transferred from generation to generation. Currently, the worldwide Bahá’í community located in Haifa, Israel (near the Báb shrine) handles all the activities of this minorities. The faith on religion was always a strong base of this minority. People of this minority gave their preference to the religious philosophies. In the present time, almost 5 to 7 million members of this minority can be found all around the world and they are known as Bahá’ís.

 

Source: Wikipedia | Bahá'í Faith

Source: Wikipedia | Bahá’í / Ba’b’s Faith

Bahá’í / Ba’b’s Teachings

There are huge similarities between Bahá’í and monotheistic faith. They believe that the humanity was a creation of one God. Bahá’í teaches that God is single and all powerful. All the teachings of this minority reflect the unified world order goal. This belief gives the community proper assurance of prosperity for all nations, creeds, races and classes. Some Answered Questions & The Dawn-Breakers are ancient Bahá’í literature where all their teachings and objectives are recorded in the pages of the history.

Baha’is – India relation

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Baha’is Community Religion

Baha’is of India is a part of a long period of Indian history. Apparently, the Baha’is community was formed by some followers and one of the first followers of Ba’b was Indian. The First World War was a start of Baha’is popularity in India. The leaders of immigrated to India during the conclusion of World War I. Britain’s Indian troops were the rescuer of Abdu’l Baha (Baha’ullah’s successor). It was the time when Turkish Chief Commander declared the execution of Baha on Mount Carmel in Haifa. When the news speared, British Bahá’í follower Major Wellesley Tudor Pole (British army intelligence officer) decided to rescue the leader. Bahá’ís faced discrimination and suffering in many countries but India was a perfect fit environment for their belief. Mainly because the core belief of unity and equality was the pillar of both Indian and Bahá’ís society and community.

Legacy And Tributes

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Lotus Temple Architecture Building New Delhi

The legacy of Baha’is rescue has a deep hallmark on Indian history. Even today, India has the largest number of Baha’is residents (more than two million). The most significant symbol of Baha’is and India relationship is Delhi’s Lotus Temple. This temple is developed on expressionist architecture style and it is highly popular for its flower like design. This temple was developed and officially opened for public in the year 1986. This is one of the most popular and most visited places of the world (70 million people visited since its opening).

Haifa (City in Israel)

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Apart from the temples, Haifa, Mount Carmel is a perfect location to explore Bahá’í architecture and society. Bahá’í gardens and Báb’s gold-domed Shrine are most remarkable places that have become one of the most popular tourists attraction of that time. This is the place where you can explore 19th-century architecture and style in local buildings. It has amazing 19th-century restaurants, galleries, shops, and German Colony.

Baha’i Seven Temples

Around The World Travel

Location Address Open Days & Visiting Hours
1. The Baha’i House of Worship, North America

Source: transindiatravels.com

Address:

100 Linden Ave

Wilmette, IL 60091

United States

Tel: 847-853-2300

Visiting hours:

All days: 6.00 am – 10.00 pm

2. The Baha’i House of Worship, Australia

Source: transindiatravels.com

Address:

173 Mona Vale Road

Ingleside

New South Wales 2101

Australia

Visiting hours:

All days:  9.00 am to 5.00 pm

December & January:  9.00 am – 7.00 pm on weekends.

3. The Baha’i House of Worship, Uganda

Source: transindiatravels.com

Address:

Kikaaya Hill

Kampala

Tel: 256 (0)312 262680

256 (0)772 954379

Visiting hours:

All days: 8.00 am – 17.30 pm

4. The Baha’i House of Worship, Germany

Source: transindiatravels.com

Address:

Eppsteiner Str 95

Hofheim-Langenhain

D-65719 Frankfurt

Hesse,

Germany

Tel: 49 6192 901677

Visiting hours:

All days: 9.00 am – 17.00 pm

5. The Baha’i House of Worship, Panama

Source: transindiatravels.com

Address:

Transistmica

Near Centro Comercial Milla Ocho

San Isidro

Panama City

Tel: 507-231-6909

507-231-1137

Visiting hours:

9.00 am to 6.00 pm

6. The Baha’i House of Worship, Samoa

Source: bahaisamoa.ws

Source: bahaisamoa.ws

Address:

Tiapapata

Samoa

Tel: 685-23348

685-20385

Visiting hours :

6.00 am to 6.00 pm

7. The Baha’i House of Worship, India

Source: transindiatravels.com

Address:

Kamal Mandir Road

Post Shambu Dayal Bagh

Bahapur

Near Kalkaji Temple

New Delhi – 110019

Tel: 011-23389326

Visiting hours:

Tuesday to Sunday: 8.30 am – 7.00 pm

Closed on Mondays

 

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