The Lotus Temple, a house of Bahai Religion. The popular Lotus Temple is situated in New Delhi, India. The temple got completed in the year 1986, today, it serves as Mother Temple and also a prominent attraction of the city. The architecture of the temple has won several awards due to its brilliant construction and have featured in magazines and newspapers. The temple is open to everyone regardless of religion, people from across the world visit this place.
About the Temple
The Lotus Temple is also known as Bahai Temple. The temple’s construction was completed under Fariborz Sahba a Persian Architect. It is symbolic of prosperity & peace, not just in India, but also around the world. The Temple is made of cement, dolomite, marble block, sand where cultural aesthetic value are pampered by 9-water filled pools. The one in search of peace and wants to break all shackles of anxiety, must visit this Bahai Temple to gain same.
The sanctum of the temple is made like 27-petals blooming, 40-meters high and with a capacity of more than 2000 people. The temple not just accommodates people, but also embodies humanity, equality and unifications. The Lotus Temple has achieved Laurels due to its structural design and inherit rationale.
It is considered as an ideal place to pray, relax and meditate. It holds the depth of allusion than one can see with naked eyes. It highlights the fact that each of us has a key for brighter and better future with combined efforts. There are 9-doors which open at a central hall. The complete temple is made of marble, which adds glory to the shrine.
The Bahai Temple attracts more than 70-million visitors from around the world. Its structure and as a place of meditation, the place is also known as most visited structure around the globe. The number of tourist visitors has surpassed the famous monument Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower.
Several Professional architects, fine art and so visit this venue to dig more information about this place. Over years, the place has received several honours. A stamp featuring this place is also published.
About the Structure
The architectural elements of the temple depicts Bahai scriptures. Abdu-Baha as the son of the founder of Bahai religion. The temple is designed as a nine-sided circular shape. All worship places of Bahai religion has a dome, this temple does not consider dome as an essential part of its architecture. There are no statues, pictures or images displayed inside the shrine. The structure is inspired by flower lotus.