Wednesday, October 12, 2005

peace of mind...




here are some pictures of the bahai temple that we visited before the ram leela grounds...it is a nondenominational temple that was completed in the late '80s as a common ground for people of any religion to convene and meditate, pray or simply observe the amazing silence allowed by the expansive architecture. it is another sanctuary within the controlled chaos of new delhi.

when we arrived, hundreds of people proceeded slowly toward the temple, removed their shoes and filed in silently to sit on the many wooden carved benches and do as they pleased, so long as they didn't disturb the peace within. the only sounds we heard were the soft jinglings of anklets worn by many of the women. photography was not allowed inside so you'll just have to use your imagination! this was one of my favorite places...










1 comment:

ZachSmith said...

Very nice pictures! I feel like I must go to India as well now. But how scary only leaving my neighborhiid can seem!