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The Baha'i Temple, Sydney

Updated on July 20, 2016
On a hilltop on the Northern Beaches, near the Garingal National Park, is one of the largest Bahai temples in the southern hemisphere.
On a hilltop on the Northern Beaches, near the Garingal National Park, is one of the largest Bahai temples in the southern hemisphere. | Source

The History of the Building

The Bahai' Temple in Sydney is one of the only seven Houses of Worship in the world and is a prominent and well-known landmark in its region.

In 1955 the site of the House of Worship at Ingleside was purchased by the Australian Baha'i Community. Construction commenced in April 1957, supervised by Sydney architect, John Brogan and took over four years to complete.

The lantern on top ofthe dome was prefabricated then lifted into place by a helicopter.

On the 17th of September 1961, the Baha'i House of Worship was dedicated.

The temple has a seating capacity of 600 its height from basement to top of spire is just under 40 metres.

There is a display and bookshop in the visitor centre if you want more information on the beliefs of Bahai and a weekly service on Sundays has readings from the sacred text.
There is a display and bookshop in the visitor centre if you want more information on the beliefs of Bahai and a weekly service on Sundays has readings from the sacred text. | Source
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The temple is located on an area of approximately nine hectares. The temple site is the highest point in the area. The temple itself is simple and beautiful, decorated with tiles and its commanding position means it can be seen from kilometres away.

There are also other building in the area including the visitors area, a book shop, picnic area , a hostel and a cottage and the adminsitrative office of the Baha'i community.

It is one of the only seven Bahai houses of worship in the world, a lovely tranquil place to wonder. You can meditate and walk in the garden, it is a very peaceful place, there are lots of native plants in the gardens.

The bookshop offers a large range of books, DVDs, CDs and cards.

A lovely tranquil place to wander, to admire the unusual building and stroll in the gardens.
A lovely tranquil place to wander, to admire the unusual building and stroll in the gardens. | Source
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The Baha'i temple is open to all people, it is a place of prayer and meditation for all. Regardless of your faith, your race or your nationality you are welcome here.

The Baha'i Temple is located on 173 Mona Vale Road, Ingleside NSW, 2101.

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 9998 9221 or 9998 9222

Toll free call: 1800 224 247

For More Information about Baha'i Faith

  • The Baha'i Faith

    An overview of what is the Baha'i Faith, a religion which began in Iran in 1844 and founded by Siyyid Mirza'Ali-Muhammad. Bahai-ism is the youngest and fastest growing religon in the world.

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