We are the Bahá'ís of India - members of the largest Bahá'í Community of the world,
numbering some 2.2 Million. Associated with the central figures of the Bahá'í Faith from
its very inception in 1844, the Bahá'ís in India today live in over 10,000 localities spread
all over the country. There are 29 State & Union Territories and about 900 Local
governing bodies that are actively working for communal harmony, unity of religion and
unity of mankind. The Bahá'í literature exists in all the major languages of the country.
Thousands of visitors from all parts of the country and all around the world enter the
portals of the Bahá'í House of Worship situated at New Delhi, popularly known as the
The Bahá'í Writings state that at the core of religion is that "mystic feeling which unites
man with God." The Bahá'í Communities hold regular devotional meetings, children moral
classes and study circles to infuse divine inspiration in all their undertakings. The Bahá'í Schools
and other Socio-economic development Institutions in India have been recognised world wide
for their contribution to value based Universal Education, upliftment of women and community
development thus laying the foundations for a New World Order based on equality and justice
for the prosperity of humankind.
You are welcome to learn more about our Faith that Mahatma Gandhi had fondly described as
"a solace to mankind" and about which Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was quoted as saying,
"The Bahá'í Movement is a sign of our times... It (The Bahá'í Movement) is in keeping with the
great spiritual tradition of India and I therefore welcome it and wish it well."