The Mansion of Bahjí

The Baháʼí Faith

The Mansion of Bahjí is a historical site and pilgrimage destination for Baháʼís around the world. Located in the city of Acre. The Mansion served as the final residence of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baháʼí Faith, until his passing in 1892.

Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in Bahjí
In This Photo: The Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh in Bahjí, Acre.
Credit: Marco Abrar, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

So the Mansion of Bahjí is a large estate with several buildings and gardens. The main building, known as the “Most Great House,” served as Bahá’u’lláh’s residence during his final years. The building is simple, with whitewashed walls and a flat roof. However, its significance lies in the fact that it was the last resting place of Bahá’u’lláh and the site of many important events in the history of the Baháʼí Faith.

The Baháʼí Faith
The Baháʼí Gardens in Haifa.

The Mansion of Bahjí is also home to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh, the burial place of Bahá’u’lláh. The Shrine is adorned with intricate designs and symbols significant to the Baháʼí Faith. The holy grounds are the site’s focal point and are a place of prayer and meditation for Baháʼís worldwide.

The Báb
The Shrine of the Bab in Haifa.

Visitors to the Mansion of Bahjí can explore the gardens and buildings and learn about the history and significance of the site through guided tours. The gardens are filled with various plants and trees, including cypress trees that Bahá’u’lláh himself planted.

The Bahá'u'lláh
The BaháUlláh

The Mansion of Bahjí – A Place of Pilgrimage

Furthermore, the Mansion of Bahjí is not only a historical site but also a place of pilgrimage for Baháʼís around the world. Baháʼís visit the site to pay their respects to Bahá’u’lláh, to pray and meditate, and to deepen their understanding of the Baháʼí Faith.

In conclusion, the Mansion of Bahjí is a significant site in the history of the Baháʼí Faith and a place of pilgrimage for Baháʼís around the world. The site is home to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh, the burial place of Bahá’u’lláh, and the last residence of the founder of the Baháʼí Faith. The Mansion of Bahjí is a testament to the faith’s commitment to the betterment of humanity and the unity of all people. Visiting the Mansion of Bahjí is a genuinely moving and unforgettable experience. Here is a link to their website!


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