Today, 24th December, marks the 35th anniversary of the dedication of the Baháʼí House of Worship, New Delhi, India.
The temple was dedicated on this day, in 1986, with a gathering of about 8,000 Baháʼís from 107 countries, including some 4,000 Baháʼís from 22 provinces in India. And, on January 1, the temple was opened to the public, with more than 10,000 visitors on the first day. The Temple has received over 100 million visitors by April 2014, and still continues to receive a large number of visitors every day.
The Bahá’í House of Worship is dedicated to the oneness of humanity. It also displays in symbol and action this vital principle by welcoming all to come together in prayer to the common Creator. As Baha’u’llah states, “…The tabernacle of unity hath been raised; regard ye not one another as strangers. Ye are the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.”