Do you know that in the village of Old Arakchino near Kazan there is a temple, where an Orthodox church, a Muslim mosque, a Jewish synagogue, and a pagoda coexist. In total, the project provides for domes and other iconic elements of religious buildings of 16 world religions, incl. disappeared civilizations.
The architect himself, Ildar Khanov, called this unusual building the Ecumenical Temple. Since 1994, he has erected a unique structure in his village garden in the suburbs of Kazan, which miraculously combines a Christian cross, a Muslim crescent, a Star of David and a Chinese dome. True, no rituals are held here, because this is not a functioning temple, but a cultural center. The building has already opened and operates an art gallery, where not only exhibitions, but also master classes are held; a concert hall where musical and poetry evenings are held.
It should be noted that the creator of the Ecumenical Temple, Ildar Khanov, is a famous person in Kazan. An artist, architect, healer and medicine man, although he was a Muslim, he was interested in different religions, traveled to Christian holy places, visited India and Tibet.
Once he said that on April 19, 1994, Jesus appeared to him in a dream, who ordered the construction of the Ecumenical Temple, to which Ildar replied that he had no money and funds for construction. Jesus said: "You start building, people will believe in you and help will come." Ildar went out into the courtyard and began to dig the ground for the foundation. Not even an hour and a half had passed when Ildar's acquaintance appeared and, upon learning that he was building the Ecumenical Temple, promised to send 15 masons. The work was in full swing. The next day, in the middle of the night, Ildar heard a noise in the yard and saw that someone had brought 3 KAMAZ bricks. Who brought the brick remains a mystery. The people around him, as well as those healed by Ildar, provided him with all possible help and the work did not stop for a single day.
Unfortunately, the temple remained unfinished during the lifetime of its creator. Ildar Khanov died on February 9, 2013 in Moscow after a long illness.