Sunday, October 2, 2022

Hindu temple in southern Iran (PHOTOS)

The temple was initially built as a place of worship for Hindu traders who were based in Bandar Abbas.

A Hindu temple in Bandar Abbas, the provincial capital of Hormozgan in southern Iran is one of the tourist attractions of the port city.

Funded by Hindu donations, the temple was built in 1892 by Indian businessmen during the reign of Mohammad Hassan Khan Sad al-Molk.

The vaulting of the dome renders it distinguishable from other domes in the Persian Gulf region.

The temple’s architecture has been influenced by Indian houses of worship. It is among a handful of historical sites in Bandar Abbas which capture the attention of tourists visiting the city.

The temple was initially built as a place of worship for Hindu traders who were based in Bandar Abbas and shows that cultural and artistic ties between Iran and India date back a long time.

The following are images of the temple published by khabaronline.ir:

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