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View Poll Results: Which is your favourite Baha'i temple? (you can select multiple answers)
House of Worship in Kampala, Uganda 1 6.67%
House of Worship in Sydney, Australia 1 6.67%
House of Worship in Panama City, Panama 0 0%
House of Worship in Legenhaim, Germany 0 0%
House of Worship in Apia, Western Samoa Islands 1 6.67%
House of Worship in New Delhi, India 7 46.67%
House of Worship in Santiago, Chile 2 13.33%
House of Worship in Wilmette, United States of America 6 40.00%
None of these 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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Which is your favourite Baha'i temple?

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:03 PM   #2
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We forgot the first House of Worship in Ishqabad...

First Baha'i Temple - YouTube

This video contains rare images of the first Baha'i temple, built in Ashkhabad, Russia, which no longer exists. It was part of a compound including schools, a hospital and a guest house. In the years following the Communist Revolution, sadly, nearly all Baha'is there were exiled or deported, the men to Siberia, and the women and children to Iran. Today Baha'is are still found in Ashkhabad, but the government does not formally recognize the Baha'i Faith.

and see:

http://bahaiforums.com/history/2808-...-ishqabad.html
 
Old 01-24-2013, 10:44 PM   #3
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I'll be visiting the one in Chicago in late March!!
 
Old 01-25-2013, 01:02 AM   #4
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After looking at the each one, I would have to say the Baha'i temple in Chile is my favorite.

 
Old 01-25-2013, 07:15 PM   #5
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Hey, they have a Baha'i temple featured on cn.bing.com today! A different picture or animation is featured on this website each day. Check it out:

必应 Bing
 
Old 01-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #6
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hey, they have a baha'i temple featured on cn.bing.com today! A different picture or animation is featured on this website each day. Check it out:

…” bing

很好 (very cool)

Last edited by Zhang; 01-25-2013 at 09:39 PM.
 
Old 01-26-2013, 01:18 PM   #7
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I have visited the four following Baha’i Temples plus the site of the first Baha’i Temple in the world, Ishqabad:

1. Wilmette, Illinois, the Mother Temple of the West, in United States, the one which was inaugurated by ‘Abdu’l-Baha.

2. SYDNEY, Australia.

3. Frankfurt, Germany

4. Temple of Lotus in India which I think is the most beautiful building in the world and that is why it is the World’s Most Visited Building.

5. The site of the first Baha’i Temple in the world, Ishqabad, in Turkamanistan (Turkmenistan) which today is a public park in which stands the statue of the eighteenth century Turkmen poet Mahtum Quli (Magtim Guli), where marrying couples of Turkmen visit it and believe it a blessing for the beginning of their common life.
 
Old 01-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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Baha'i Temples Video...

Baha'i Temples of the World - YouTube
 
Old 01-29-2013, 10:48 AM   #9
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I selected the Wilmette Temple and the New Delhi one. They are both beautiful. The Wilmette House of Worship is such a unique, distinctive style. I honestly can't take my eyes off it when I see it online. It reminds me of a wedding cake, for some reason, and I mean that in a very good way.
 
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I selected the Wilmette Temple and the New Delhi one. They are both beautiful. The Wilmette House of Worship is such a unique, distinctive style. I honestly can't take my eyes off it when I see it online. It reminds me of a wedding cake, for some reason, and I mean that in a very good way.
Lol I see what you mean.

I like the one in Kampala, the color of the stone and the roof look just like the buildings from my favorite Star Wars planet, Naboo. The scenery matches it perfectly. Here's a comparison I made:

 
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I didn't get to vote, but I think the one in New Delhi is the most beautiful.
 
Old 09-17-2013, 09:40 AM   #12
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India.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 08:15 PM   #13
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Wilmette.
 
Old 07-16-2014, 10:17 PM   #14
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I'll be visiting the one in Chicago in late March!!
There is no temple in Chicago?

Also the Lotus Temple
 
Old 07-17-2014, 07:44 AM   #15
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The Wilmette Temple is often referred to as being in Chicago. Wilmette is maybe ten or twelve miles north of downtown Chicago, and very much in the metro region.
 
Old 07-17-2014, 07:51 AM   #16
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Having seen none, though I hope to go to Wilmette soon, I can only say from images. I really like most of them quite a bit. There's one I find a bit too industrial for my taste but maybe it is a design that grows on one.

I have to say it would either be Chile or the Lotus Temple. Chile's is not finished yet, so I cannot say for certain, but in design it is just soaring.

Something about the feather and sail shapes of the 9 sides of the Santiago House of Worship, and the windswept countryside upon which it is being built reminds me of the poem Sara Vial wrote for the Cape Horn Memorial



Soy el Albatros que te espera en el final del mundo.
Soy el alma olvidada de los marineros muertos que cruzaron el Cabo de Hornos desde todos los mares de la tierra.

Pero ellos no murieron en las furiosas olas,
hoy vuelan en mis alas,
hacia la eternidad,
en la ltima grieta de los vientos antrticos





I, the albatross that awaits for you at the end of the world...
I, the forgotten soul of the sailors lost that crossed Cape Horn from all the seas of the world.

But die they did not
in the fierce waves,
for today towards eternity
in my wings they soar
in the last crevice
of the Antarctic winds



Which of course is silly as Santiago is inland and not very near Cape Horn, but still..
 
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Are there any future plans to build Baha'i Temples in more cities as opposed to building one temple in every Country.
 
Old 07-18-2014, 01:51 PM   #18
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"in every city"

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Are there any future plans to build Baha'i Temples in more cities as opposed to building one temple in every Country.
This might interest you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah'%C...use_of_Worship
 
Old 07-18-2014, 02:38 PM   #19
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Thanks!
 
Old 07-18-2014, 03:20 PM   #20
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Giant Petri Dish

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Thanks!
Jupiter,
. Imagine the Earth as a giant petri dish, and this wonderful new penicillin is just spreading all over the globe, curing physical, economic, and spiritual illnesses all at the same time.

. We are at the early stages of this happening, but have the priviledge to culture this medium and foster its growth. A friend of mine has conceived of a giant Nautillus Temple, which he has submitted to the National Spiritual Assembly of Pau Pau New Gunea.

. If you look at a nautilus shell sliced evenly across the horizontal plane, there is a beautiful spiral coming from each compartment. This is the concept of progressive revelation in his design, demonstrated through architecture.

. What is amazing is how integral these Houses of Worship are when consisting of the various dependencies related to them. This is the means of creating the real and practical fruits of the New World Order, to which all manmade attempts, such as socialism, aspire, but can never reach, without the guiding Hand of the Manifestation of God.


. " ‘Abdu’l-Bah also referred to the dependencies to be established as part of the Mashriqu’l-Adhkr complex, including a hospital, a drug dispensary for the poor, a travelers’ hospice, a school for orphans, a home for the infirm and disabled, a university for advanced studies, and "other philanthropic buildings" open to people of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and religions.4 These dependencies were later described by Shoghi Effendi, in general terms, as "institutions of social service" that relieve suffering, sustain the poor, and provide shelter, solace, and education.5 At the beginning of the twentieth century, ‘Abdu’l-Bah oversaw the construction of the first such Mashriqu’l-Adhkr complex, built in Ashgabat (Ashkhabad) in Russia’s Transcaspian Territory (now Turkmenistan). He also approved the site and design for the first Mashriqu’l-Adhkr in the West, near Chicago, and participated in laying its cornerstone. "

from the following link:

Mashriqu
 
Old 11-08-2014, 11:52 AM   #21
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Just crusin by, and saw this thread again, and a thought flashed by me, what of the human temple.
So many wonderful temples, millions upon millions.
 
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