A place of worship open people of every religion in the beautiful islands of Samoa.
The “Mother Temple” of the Pacific Islands
One of only eight in the world, the Baha'’i' House of Worship 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 daily from 6 am to 6 pm for prayer and meditation.
There are no admission fees or donations.
Public Devotional Service
A public interfaith prayer service is held at the House of Worship every Sunday morning at 10:00. It features prayers and holy writings from a selection of world religions, as well as a Samoan choir. Following the service light refreshments are served in the visitors’ center. A bus service leaves the Lelata Baha'’i' Center at 9:15 and returns around 11:30.
Groups of 10 or more people may wish to schedule a tour in advance by calling (685) 24192 or (685) 20385. Special arrangements such as a short prayer service in the Temple, a brief talk about history of the House of Worship and/or the Baha'’i' Faith, or light refreshments, may be organized upon request.
Those interested in having a wedding or wedding photographs on the House of Worship grounds should also contact the House of Worship management at (685) 24192 or (685) 20385.