Bahá’u’lláh urges that Houses of Worship be made "as perfect as is possible in the world of being" and that they be befittingly adorned. The House of Worship has three prerequisites: it is to be circular shape, to have nine sides, and to be surrounded by nine gardens with walkways. The emphasis on the number nine comes from the understanding that this number, the largest single digit, symbolizes perfection, comprehensiveness, and unity. Nine is also the numerical value of the Arabic word bahá (light, glory) according to the ancient abjad system, in which each letter of the alphabet is accorded numerical significance.One of the useful things about being a hermit is recognizing that solitude is a metier sans doute.
(--from Mashriqu’l-Adhkár (Arabic: "Dawning Place of the Praise of God"), Term used primarily to refer to a Bahá’í House of Worship, also known as a Temple, and its surrounding dependencies.
Still, welcoming light.