Architecture of Worship RJ Rogers

Blue Mosque, Istanbul

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, or otherwise known as the "Blue Mosque" is a Sunni Islam practicing mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. It was constructed between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Hand painted blue tiles are across the inside of the mosque, and blue lights shroud the mosque late at night. From observation it is noticeable that there are golden tips to the tips of all the pillars and buildings, this is comparable to some Catholic Churches as well.

Notre Dame, Paris, France

Notre-Dame de Paris (French: Our Lady of Paris"), also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral made during medieval France. The cathedral is widely considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, and is among the largest and most well-known church buildings in the world. Morning and evening Mass are still held on sundays and are broadcasted on French television.

Wailing Wall

In 70 C.E. the Romans destroyed the Second Temple, and only one outer wall remained, they didn't destroy it probably because it was insignificant, but this landmark has turned into a place of worship for Jewish people everywhere. Gentiles saw that worship was so emotional here at this "most holy place" that they deemed it the "wailing wall". Although it is not a church or mosque, thousands come every day to pray.

The Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia that is the largest religious complex in the world, at around 400km^2, it includes a forested area. Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. It was created as a temple for the God of destructions Vishnu. And still serves as a holy place for millions of people every year.

Dalada Maligawa

Sri Dalada Maligawa or the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is a Buddhist temple in the city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. It is located in the royal palace complex of the former Kingdom of Kandy, which houses the relic of the tooth of the Buddha. "Tevava" is a service ritual conducted daily at regular times of the day in the morning, noon and evening.

Tavava ritual


Created with images by maxos_dim - "mosque arabian white" • freegr - "istanbul turkey constantinople" • dalbera - "Notre-Dame de Paris (France)" • dee_isabella - "Wailing wall, Jerusalem" • aditya karnad - "Angkor Wat" • YIM Hafiz - "Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic) - Kandy"

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