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Published August 7th 2009
The Baha'i Temple, Ingleside is a magnificent structure, stretching 38 metres towards the sky on Sydney痴 Northern Beaches. Open daily from 9am to 5pm (7pm in January), this nine sided House of Worship of the Baha段 Faith is well worth a visit.
There are only seven temples throughout the world, though an eighth is under construction in Chile, South America. The Ingleside Temple was designed by Sydney architect John Brogan, taking four years to build. It opened in 1961 and attracted a lot of media attention.
Although the religion was founded in Persia, the first Baha段s arrived on our shores from England and Ireland in 1920 and today, there are more than 17,000 registered Australian Baha段s from diverse backgrounds.
Members of all religions can enjoy the peacefulness of the Temple and its gardens, which are spread over 9 hectares and beautifully designed with a vast array of native plants. There is an interesting display in the visitors centre, including a video of the history of the Baha段 Faith. You can browse through the bookshop which is open daily (10am-2pm Sunday) and enjoy a picnic lunch, with hot and cold water available for your convenience.
Guides are available for individual or group tours and to answer any questions.
Can you please let us know it there are any events over Easter which we could attend. My son has been attending Bahai sessions for 'Scripture' class at Bilgola Primary. He would like to see the temple during an event.
By Anonymous Thursday, 28th of March @ 09:17 pm
If you search on www.bahai.org.au I'm sure they will have information to help you.