Friday, October 24, 2008

Bahai Temple trip

Last weekend, my colleagues has organized a short trip out of the so called "my square box" hehehe :-p This time we went to Bahai Temple. This is a worship place Bahai Faith.

A Bahá'í House of Worship, sometimes referred to by its Arabic name of Mashriqu'l-Adhkár (Arabic: مشرق اﻻذكار), is the designation of a place of worship, or temple, of the Bahá'í Faith. The teachings of the religion envision Houses of Worship being surrounded by a number of dependencies dedicated to social, humanitarian, educational, and scientific pursuits, although none have yet been built to such an extent.[1][2]

Only eight Houses of Worship have been built around the world, with a ninth soon to be constructed in Chile. Bahá'í communities own many properties where Houses of Worship remain to be constructed as the Bahá'í community grows and develops further. The Houses of Worship are open to the public, and are exclusively reserved for worship, where sermons are prohibited and only scriptural readings may be read. Most Bahá'í meetings occur in local Bahá'í centres, individuals' homes, or rented facilities.[1]

We rented two taxis from Kampala downtown to the Bahai Temple on the other hill called Kikaya Hill. The journey there was kind of adventurous... going through all the unpaved road :-) You need to have a good driving skill to drive in Kampala...



Road with lots of pothole...

Lady carried her child walking besides the road


Downhill road


Not able to drive in a straight line with lots of holes



Finally we reached the Bahai Temple... the only Bahai temple in Africa.



Hallway outside the worship hall...


Me in front of Bahai Temple... The only temple in Africa continent



The bahai temple is built with a well maintain garden... A very beautify garden...







Since the temple is located up the hill, from the garden we would be able to see the Kampala City :->




Kampala City from Bahai Temple Garden

We left the Bahai temple after 1 hour of photo snapping and chilling out there. It was a peaceful place with a beautiful garden. You must be wondering why there was no picture on the inside of the building which is the worship hall... unfortunately... photo taking is not allowed in the hall. So i could not get any picture to show all of you.

Anyway, folks thanks for your patients and sorry to keep all of you waiting ...

9 comments:

Mr Dino said...

who shot ur piccies? brought a guide?

Borneo Falcon said...

The temple and the surrounding are beautiful. Man, I am surprised with the atrocious road. I think a normal car's suspension system will be damaged after a while on this type of road

Ah-Bong said...

nice nice nice temple! :D

William said...

I only know a few people from this faith. Interesting...

TZ said...

Mr. Dino: Yes yes!... A lady guide :-p

Borneo Falcon: hahaha... almost all the taxis in Kampala have the cracking sound ... very bad suspension :-p

Ah-bong: I like the temple as the architecture is simple yet looks classy... unfortunately i could not take a picture inside... with the sunlight... the inner hall is very unique and peaceful :-)

William: wow! u actually know people who are from this faith... how different from others religion?

Alvin said...

whoa, i cannot imagine myself driving on that kind of road. is that even considered as a road ?!?

khengsiong said...

I don't see any worshipers...

Shingo T said...

Temple very clean and nice.
Seems like an icon in the area.

TZ said...

Alvin: the road system outside the downtown business district is extremely bad... i din try to drive in Kampala... it's so dangerous to drive here :-p

Khengsiong: the worship hour is on 10am... we went there at about 3pm... so missed to see the worshipers...

Shingo t: Yup! the temple is very clean and the garden is marvelous... :->