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Houses of worship


The Bahá'í temples all have nine entries, by the star symbology and of which the number nine is the largest digit, the number of perfection.

So known as Bahá'í Houses of Worship, these temples are built solely for prayers. There being no worship whatsoever, the free entry of persons of all religions is permitted. There, each individual is encouraged to recite the words revealed by God, whether these are Krishna, Moses, Zoroaster, Buddha, Christ, Muhammad, Bab or Bahá'u'lláh.

One of the best known and most visited temples is the temple of India in New Delhi, its architecture symbolizes a lotus flower.


Baha'i House of Worship in New Delhi

Bahá'í temples symbolize the Oneness of God, Oneness of all His prophets, and Oneness of Humanity.

Confucianism - with 6,447,000 supporters comes last in this list. In this category are non-Chinese Confucianists. Chinese practitioners have been considered before in the list.


Confucius: Great Chinese Philosopher and Educator

Confucianism is a doctrine (or philosophical system) created by the Chinese Confucius thinker (Kung-Fu-Tzu) in the 6th century AD. It has, besides philosophical ideas, pedagogical, political, religious and moral approaches.

Aspects of Confucian Philosophy

The main idea of ​​this philosophy is the search for the Tao (upper path). Through this way it is possible to have a balanced and good life. Through the Tao human beings can live by maintaining the balance between material wills (pleasures, goods, objects, desires) and those of heaven.

The most important values ​​in Confucianism are discipline, study, political awareness, work, and respect for moral values. Although not a religion, there are Confucian times, where social rituals take place.

Between the 2nd and early 20th centuries, Confucianism was the official doctrine in China. In this country, this doctrine is still widely practiced. In various countries of the world, mainly Eastern, there are adherents of Confucianism.