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Lotus temple in Delhi

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Lotus temple in Delhi is the beautiful example of art and faith. This article will give a brief description of the magnificent structure of lotus temple and the Bahai faith.

Lotus Temple in Delhi - INDIA’S PRIDE

The design of Lotus Temple is inspired by lotus, the National flower of India. The name of Lotus Temple gives an impression of it being a temple but it is a prayer hall of Bahai faith. Bahai faith is said to have sprout from the Islam. So, many similarities can be seen in the two religions. It is believed that it is the only temple of Bahai faith in Asia. It is a famous tourist place of India in south Delhi and is situated near Kalkaji temple and the famous ISCKON temple. It does not have any god’s idols because the Bahai faith stresses on the unification of the human race. To maintain silence in the hall is the basic duty of the keepers of the hall.

Magnificent design of Lotus Temple in Delhi:

It is designed by a Canadian architect Fariborz Sahba. It was made open for general public in the year 1986. The shape given to it is its main attraction. It is in the shape of a lotus flower. The structure has three layers of nine petals. First two layers of petals are curved inwardly and the third layer is bent outward which make the nine entrances of the hall. The petals are constructed in white concrete and covered with exquisite white marble. The temple is surrounded by nine pools thereby giving an impression that the lotus is floating on water.

There is a small theatre also in the temple where short films are shown on Bahai faith. Books and photographs are also available at the information centre.

It remains closed on Monday.

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Author: Pawan Bahuguna  14 Feb 2010   Member Level: Gold   Points : 0
Great information thanks and keep posting .


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