"...the original purpose of temples and houses of worship is simply that of unity—places of meeting where various peoples,
different races and souls of every capacity may come together in order that love and agreement should be manifest between them . . .
that all religions, races and sects may come together within its universal shelter."
Welcome to the official page of the Baha'i House of Worship of Samoa.
ONE OF ONLY EIGHT IN THE WORLD, the Baha'i' House of Worship of Samoa (otherwise known as Baha'i Temple) is a place of prayer and meditation open to peoples of all backgrounds. Since its dedication in 1984 it has received thousands of visitors from all points of the globe.
With nine symmetrical sides and entrances, the distinctive architecture of the House of Worship embodies grace and beauty. Particularly striking is the main auditorium, with its majestic dome soaring 28 meters (92 feet) high and inset with converging lines of mirrored glass.
The House of Worship rises out of 20 acres of carefully maintained prayer gardens, which are host to more than 60 species of flowers, plants, and trees all native to Samoa. Interspersed with footpaths and bridges, the gardens can be the scene for personal reflection, or simply a stroll through the natural beauty of Samoa.
Also located on the grounds are the Visitors’ Information Center for those interested in knowing more about the House of Worship or the Baha'i' Faith, a book and gift shop, and toilet facilities.
The House of Worship is open every day for private meditation and prayer to the public, so feel free to drop in. A public interfaith prayer service is held at the House of Worship every Sunday morning at 10:00am and is open to all, regardless of religious, spiritual, ethnic or cultural background. Sunday services feature prayers and holy writings from a selection of world religions, recited in both English, Samoan and occasionally other international languages, as well as a Samoan choir. Following the service light refreshments are served in the visitors’ center.