Solomon Temple in AizawlKohhran Thianghlim, meaning “The Holy Church” in English, which is a non-denominated church in Mizoram, has constructed the Solomon Temple. It was in the year 1984 that the church was founded by the Holy Spirit through Dr. L.B. Sailo and the members of the church are known as the elects. The mission of the church is to preach the word of God in the entire world through the Mizo people and their effective means of communication. The Solomon’s temple is constructed in order to spread the love of Jesus Christ.
History of Solomon templeIt was in the year 1991 when Dr. L.B. Sailo, the founder of this Holy church was enjoined by the Holy Almighty to build the Holy temple. Soon after Sr. Sailo decided to construct the temple, he bought a piece of land in Aizawl, the capital of the state in the eastern part of the reason. Looking for a place, buying it and then planning to set up a church there at that time was not at all an easy job since the area was totally not accessible during that time. The foundation stone of the building was laid on 23rd December, 1996 in a place which is around 10 kms away from Aizawl city.
Architecture and Design of Solomon templeThe temple is rather a very huge one which can accommodate a total of 2000 people in the main hall and around 10,000 people in the entire courtyard. The area of the place is around 180 feet on both sides. The temple itself is square shaped and has 120 feet on all four sides. Each of the sides has a verandah ach that measures around 30 feet and are placed on the exteriors. These verandahs are called the “Porch of Solomon’s Temple” and are constructed to provide shelter to the people owing to its huge capacity.
The entire building has 12 main doors with 3 doors on each of the sides. There are tall pillars on all the four sides that carry Seven David’s stars which again represents the messengers or the angels of the seven Churches of Revelation. Rach of the pillar is also embedded with a picture of the Cross of Jesus Christ and the emblem of the Holy Church.
The compound of the temple also has some wonderful covered trees and there is a park within the complex as well. Further plans are being made in order to construct some institutions here where care for the poor and destitute can be taken. Apart from that there are also plans to set up proper educational institutions, so that orphan children can be brought here and education be provided to them.
The church is wonderfully managed by the members who donate for the maintenance of the church and apart from that other people also donate for the betterment of the church which helps in keeping the temple spick and span. Visitors are however not compelled to pay any money for the benefit of the church but if they do so, it is completely as per their will.
The Solomon Temple is one of the major attractions of Aizawl today. Tourists visiting the city can afford not to miss the church!