Lotus Temple is a temple that is not specific to any one God or Religion. Lotus Temple follows Bahai faith which refers to one God, one Religion and gives importance to Education, Humanity and Kindness and to treat every person equally without discriminating on the basis of any factors. It is open to all people irrespective of their race, sex, ethnicity, religion, caste or beliefs. Lotus Temple is situated in New Delhi and is special for its Lotus like structure with 16 Lotus petals, 9 doors and 9 ponds surrounded by the temple. Inside the temple is a very large hall where one would sit in silence and attain peace and positive energy.
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About Lotus Temple
The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, India, is a Baháʼí House of Worship that was dedicated in December 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Like all Baháʼí Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with a height of slightly over 34.27 metres and a capacity of 2,500 people. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. A 2001 CNN report referred to it as the most visited building in the world.
East of Nehru place, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world. Completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens.
The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Bhai TempleJainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate.
Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit.
Location: Near Kalkaji Temple,
East of Nehru Place
Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji
Timings: 9am to 5:30pm ( Better to visit during evenings)
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