Terraces (Bahá'í)

Terraces (Bahá'í)

The Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith, also known as the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, are garden terraces that form nine above and nine below the Shrine of the Báb on Mount Carmel within Haifa, Israel. Described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, they are one of the most visited tourist attractions in Israel. The architect is Fariborz Sahba from Iran (now lives in Canada).

The terraces represent the first eighteen disciples of the Báb, who were designated "Letter of the Living" ( [http://info.bahai.org/article-1-6-5-3.html info.bahai.org] ), although individual terraces are connected with individual Letters.

Nine concentric circles thus provide the main geometry of the eighteen terraces. Just as the identification of a circle presupposes a centre, so the terraces have been conceived as generated from the Shrine of the Báb. The eighteen terraces plus the one terrace of the Shrine of the Báb make nineteen terraces total. Nineteen is a significant number within both the Bahá'í and Bábí religions.


*cite web
title=The Terraces of the Shrine of the Báb - Official Website
work=Bahá’í World Centre
accessmonthday=March 11

*cite web
title=Interactive map of the Bahá'í World Centre on Mount Carmel
work=Bahá’í World Centre
accessmonthday=March 11

External links

* [http://www.infolive.tv/en/infolive.tv-27711-israelnews-haifas-majestic-bahai-gardens-unesco-world-heritage-site Haifa's Majestic Bahai Gardens - A UNESCO World Heritage Site]

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