The Bahá’í faith is a world religion that aims to unite all people and all races in one universal cause and one common faith. Bahá’is are the followers of Bahá’u’lláh, Who they believe is the Promised One of all Ages.
“The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens.”
This was the thinking of Bahá’u’lláh whose main aim was to unite people of all religions.
In the Bahá’í Faith, some of the basic principles are:
The abandonment of prejudices
The agreement of science and religion
Promoting universal education
The elimination of extremes of wealth and poverty
The independent investigation of the truth
Equality of men and women
There are seven Bahá’í House of Worship in the world, the most recent one is the Lotus Temple in Delhi. The other six around the world are in Apia, Western Samoa; Sydney, Australia; Kampala, Uganda; Panama City, Panama; Frankfurt, Germany; Wilmette, USA.
I had the privilege of visiting the Lotus Temple in Delhi. I had always wanted to visit it from the time it was built in Delhi. The temple is a place of peace and serenity with gardens around where you can sit and enjoy the serenity of the place.
In the prayer hall of the temple, you will know what a place of worship should be like. People need to maintain absolute silence, no photography allowed. People from all religion come and recite prayers there. In the 10 minute prayer session that I attended, I saw Hindus, Muslims, Christians coming turn by turn and reciting prayers – an experience I will never forget.
Most people leave the place without visiting the Information Centre. But, that is a place that should not be missed out. Then and only then will you understand the beautiful faith known as Bahá’í Faith and the amount of good work they have done all over the world. Do visit the Lotus Temple whenever you are in Delhi. It is absolutely a must-experience.