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Hinduism Project - Exploring India

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Exploring India (http://reasonsoflife.wordpress.com/indian-flag-its-different-avataras/) Vanessa Reapor Hinduism Project: Annotated Itinerary Religious Studies 301, Section 01 Professor Stephen R. Lloyd Moffett October 13, 2011
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Day 1 – Monday, October 10, 2011 Arrive in New Delhi, Delhi, India at 10am in Delhi Airport (DEL) Sites to See: Connaught Place, India Gate, Museums, Dilli Haat Upon arrival you will immediately check in to the luxurious five start Taj Mahal Hotel of New Delhi. Once you have unpacked, rested and cleaned up it is time to discover the beautiful city of New Delhi, the capital city of India. Remember to dress comfortably (ie shorts, walking shoes/scandals, tank top) because the average weather in October is 91 Degrees Fahrenheit in the day and 67 Degrees Fahrenheit in the evening. During this day, you might want to check out Connaught Place (the city’s financial district), India Gate (a famous archway in the centre of New Delhi) and the plethora of museums. Once you are ready to dig deeper into Indian culture, check out Dilli Haat for delicious cuisine and shopping! Day 2 – Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Exploring More of New Delhi, Delhi, India Site to See : The Bahá'í House of Worship (http://svr225.stepx.com:3388/baha-i-faith) The Bahá'í House of Worship or also known as the Lotus Temple—because of its close resemblance to the Lotus Flower—is one of the most popular attractions in New Delhi. Aside from this sites distinctly beautiful architecture, it is a public house of worship that serves the laws of Bahá'í Faith of unity, and therefore welcoming those of all religions as well as cultures. In other words, Bahá'í Faith instills the idea of oneness (God, Religion and Mankind) to its followers and has been doing so for over 150 years. Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of Bahá'í, was born as Mírzá usayn-`Alí Núrí. He professed to be a messenger from God and taught that humanity is essentially one. Hence, in the Bahá'í Faith there are no holy/clergy men, but instead there are local and international nine member governing councils called the Spiritual Council and Universal House of Justice. This council is elected into term every five years and serves to develop sound solutions to the problems of the world. Fariborz Sahba is the architectual mastermind of the Bahá'í House of Worship, and has accepted many awards because of his intricate design.
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The Lotus Temple opens at 9:30am and the admission is free. Once you arrive, there is a shoe room where all visitors must take off and leave their shoes. Then you may continue on to the Prayer Room, Library and Information Centre. Bahá'í Short Films are also available for viewing in the Information Centre. For questions regarding your visit, volunteers will be located throughout the temple! Please remember that electronic devices (camera, cell phones, etc.) are prohibited in the Prayer Room as well as the Information Centre. Day 3 – Wedesnday, October 12, 2011
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