Bahai Temple in Haifa Israel Some of the most spectacular Bahai Temple buildings and tourist attraction in Israel can be found in Haifa Israel.
The Bahá’í Temple World Centre, the spiritual and administrative heart of the Bahá’í community is located in the twin cities of Akká and Haifa in northern Israel.It comprises the Shrines of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, other holy sites of the Bahá’í Faith in the area, and the buildings on the slope of Mt. Carmel. These structures include the Seat of the Universal House of Justice, the International Teaching Centre’s building, the Centre for the Study of the Texts, and the International Bahá’í Archives, all of which are set in extensive gardens.
The Bahai faith has produced some of the world’s most spectacular religious monuments, from the Lotus Temple in Delhi to the House of Worship in Illinois. Israel is home to the Bahai Temple World Centre, the spiritual and administrative heart of the Bahai Temple community throughout the world. If you’re interested in learning more about this fascinating religion, visit some of the buildings and monuments of the Bahai of Israel.
History of Baha’i temple
The city’s most striking landmark is the Baha’i Temple and Gardens, which have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From throughout the central city you can see the beautiful golden dome of the Bahai Temple, which sits at the top of nineteen terraced gardens. The site harbors the grave of the Persian-born Báb, who was executed in 1850 at the age of 31 for his religious teachings. He is known as the Gate, or the Forerunner, of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i faith. Bahai Temple in Haifa Some of the most spectacular Bahai Temple buildings in Israel can be found in Haifa. Located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, the Shrine of the Báb is considered the second-holiest place in the world for the Bahai community, as it houses the remains of the Báb, the founder of the forerunner of the Bahai faith. Surrounding the shrine are the 19 terraces that make up the Bahai Gardens, where visitors can stop in for a free tour to learn more about the geometry and significance of the exquisitely manicured grounds.
Tourist atraction in Baha’i temple
The Baha’i Gardens
The Baha’i Gardens are the sacred grounds surrounding the Shrine of the Bab, which contains the remains of the Baha’i faith’s first prophet; the site is the second holiest for followers of the Baha’i faith probably the lesser known of the monotheistic religions with spiritual ties to the holy land, which originated in Iran in the 19th century. The religion came to Israel in that same century when Baha’u’llah, the second prophet and founder of the faith, was exiled to Akko – where another of the Baha’i gardens is located.Baha’i’s believe that every religion stems from a single shared source. Accordingly, the cornerstone of the faith is to promote unity among humankind.
Bahá’i Holy Places
The Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee represent the Bahá’i faith and their pilgrimage tradition. The Bahá’í Faith is a religion founded by Bahá’u’lláh in nineteenth-century Persia. There are an estimated five to six million Bahá’ís around the world in more than 200 countries and territories.The designated site consists of 26 different monuments in the northern Israeli cities Acre and Haifa.The designated site consists of 26 different monuments in the northern Israeli cities Acre and Haifa.In 2000 I visited Haifa, about 2 hours north of Jerusalem by public bus. A different world again: warm and dusty here. The city is built against a steep slope. The local Baha’i-temple is the shiny highlight in this rather disappointing city (sorry to the locals!). You can have a look inside the Bahai temple, but there’s not much to see for the casual visitor.
The shrine is the world headquarters of the Baha’i faith, a monotheistic religion committed to the unity of humanity and the fundamental oneness of all religions.The shrine, built in 1953, contains the remains of Siyyid Al Muhammad (1819-50). Known as the Bab, he is revered as the prophet-herald of the Baha’i faith.The shrine’s nine sides represent the nine major religions of the world. Its dome is covered with 14,000 gold-coated bricks.Around the shrine are several other buildings of classical design, including the Universal House of Justice, the seat of the Baha’i governing body.The shrine and its elaborate gardens are an important place of pilgrimage for Baha’is, who number more than 5 million worldwide. They also attract many tourists.
Bahai in Acre
Bahai in Acre a beautifully preserved historic city on Israel’s northern coastal plain, is home to the most sacred site for the Bahai faithful. The Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh contains the remains of the Bahai faith’s founder, and the site represents the direction of their prayers. Many of Acre’s Bahai Temple buildings relate to the founding father, including his prison cell, the mansion where he lived under house arrest an the beautiful gardens (also with a free tour) that surround this home where he lived out the last years of his life.