Baha’i youth come from around the world to volunteer their service as guides at the House of Worship.
Mohan Vijaykumar, right, works in security and when circumstances permit likes to welcome visitors. He speaks half a dozen Indian languages as well as English, and knows phrases in many more languages. Thousands of visitors have heard his friendly greeting.
Visitors often pause for a few minutes of prayer or quiet reflection. People from all religions are welcome at the House of Worship.
Many of the visitors are from India, but people come from all over the world. They are Hindus, Christians, atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, Zoroastrians, and of course Baha’is.
The Gurnani family, natives of India now living in New Jersey in the United States, recently visited the House of Worship as part of their own one-day tour of four New Delhi temples - Hindu, Sikh and Jain as well as Baha'i.
Fariborz Sahba - architect for the temple and also for the terraces on Mount Carmel at the Baha'i World Centre in Haifa, Israel - recently presented a paper titled "Faith and Form: Contemporary Space for Pilgrimage and Worship" at a symposium at Yale University in the United States. Also at the symposium were Tadao Ando, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Stanley Tigerman, Rafael Moneo, and Richard Meier, all well-known designers of spiritual structures.