Seven hills on the site are to show our respect to seven major faiths and to reflect the seven peaks of Shri Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.
"Unity is divinity" is the motto of our temple and this motto is so relevant for our interfaith work.
We took the concept of 7 peaks and created 7 faith hills in our temple complex here in Tividale. Each of the seven Faith hills represents seven major faiths in the United Kingdom and India.
Archbishop at the temple
Faith hill representing Christianity bears a plaque with an inscription “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and love your neighbour as yourself” which was opened by the archbishop of Canterbury the most rev’d & Rt.Hon. Dr. Rowan Williams when he visited this temple on 15th November 2008.
Opening of the Parsi Hill
In 2013 the Zoroastrian Parsi Hill was inaugurated and a Farohar was unveiled by Lord Karan Bilimoria and Kashmira Cooke, the sister of the rock star Freddie Mercury. The statue was constructed by Black Country artist Luke Perry and made from Tata Steel.
The monuments, plaques and the hills will not be sacred or a place of worship but are symbols to promote religious education, peace and harmony.
We are currently working on dedicating our Jewish and Islamic hills in Autumn 2015 with our project titled "Salaam Shalom Shanti Peace".
Trustees working with Luke Perry (Artist) and Waheed Saleem (Chairman of the Lunar Society) on Islamic hill.
Visit our dedicated project websites on certain hills:
Please visit our temple and look out for our hills in our landscape.