Monday, November 18, 2019

Other contemporary shrines

Bahrot Caves

The only Zoroastrian cave temple in India, established in 1351 AD, when Parsi were hiding here from Muslim invasion. Holy fire still is burning...

Lotus Temple

T/span>his flowerlike Bahá'í temple building was built in 1986. Temple is open to all people regardless of their religion. Location, GPS coordinates: 28.5533 N 77.2587 E Categories: Religious...

Akal Takht

Seat of temporary Sikh religious authority - ornate building with gold-covered cupolas, located next to Harmandir Sahib. Location, GPS coordinates: 31.6206 N 74.8753 E Categories: Religious architecture, Other...

Udvada Atash Behram

The oldest functioning Zoroastrian place of worship, consecrated in 1742 with sacred fire brought from Persia. Location, GPS coordinates: 20.4874 N 72.8708 E Categories: Religious architecture, Other contemporary...

Harmandir Sahib

The most holy site for Sikhs, originally built in 1574 and rebuilt in 1588 - 1604. It is a gold covered temple, surrounded by...

Uluru (Ayers Rock)

One of Australian symbols, enormous and visually very impressive sandstone inselberg, 348 meters high and 9.4 km in circumference. Sacred place to local Aborigene...

Kata Tjuta (Mount Olga)

Unusual, impressive monolithic rock formation, consists of 36 steepsided domes up to 546 meters high. Sacred place to local Aborigene people. Endemic plants. Location, GPS...

Temple of Literature

Temple of Confucius, the first national university in Vietnam, constructed in 1070. Temple contains many precious relics. Location, GPS coordinates: 21.0290 N 105.8359 E Categories: Other contemporary shrines,...

Tây Ninh Holy See

Centre of Cao Đài religion, ornate building built in 1933 - 1955. Location, GPS coordinates: 11.3039 N 106.1332 E Categories: Other contemporary shrines Values: Architecture Rating: Where is located? Asia, Vietnam, Southeast, centre...

Modjadji cycad forest

There are not many pure stands of cycads in the world. One of the most impressive ones is Modjadji Cycad forest in South Africa...