Lotus Temple Delhi – Place For Religious Unity

Lotus Temple History

Lotus temple, one of the magnificent architectures of India. The temple constructed on the Bahai Faith and located at Kalkaji area in New Delhi. This capital city is the place for famous monuments, large building and Devotional Temples. Among them, Lotus Mandir is most influential construction in India. All religious people allowed to visit this temple and the environment fills with peace and joy. Hence the visitors do meditation and overjoy with the atmosphere of the temple.

Architecture of the Lotus Temple

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Lotus flower is a sacred flower for the Hindus for its glory and purity in the Indian culture and Society. Hindus believe that the flower is a symbol of love, peace, purity and immortality. These peculiar qualities of the flower became the important Icon in Hindu History. So the purity and peculiarity of the flower inspired to construct a temple in the design of the temple. The temple completed in 1986 as a Bahai Temple. Since then it is recognised as a beautiful and splendid temple in India. Every year thousands of tourists visit this sacred monument and enjoy by looking at the temple’s inside structures. This splendid architect and designs made us splendid to everyone.

Unique Of Lotus Mandir

Fariborz Sahasa the Iranian Origin, the Canadian architect designed this beautiful construction. He managed the project of Lotus Temple with the help of a team of 800 Engineers, workers, technicians, and artisans. Lotus-shaped temple construction depended on very difficult. But the Fariborz Sahba team bring to life with determination. The design of the temple has half opened lotus flower with 27 freestanding ‘petals’ made of marble. These 27 petals composed of three ranks of nine petals. The petals springing from a podium elevating above the surrounding plain. The petals and entire structure constructed of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. The nine arches with 27 petals support the central hall of the Temple. There are nine reflecting pools surround the building on the outside. The geometry of the construction is very complicated and shows us the genius nature of Architect Fariborz Sahasa.

Devotees Destination Lotus Temple:

Due to the vast place, it accommodates nearly 2500 people for their prayers and meditation. The entire structure made of white marble to show the purity, peace, and glory of the Bahai temple. In the modern world, the architecture, one of the masterpieces and shows the Unique of Engineering style. So the temple recognised all over the world and attracting a large number of visitors. Nearly 50 million visitors visited the place since the construction.

The sacred place is the destination for silent prayer and meditation of all religious people. So the visitors should be silent. Generally, the Prayer starts 10 AM to 12 PM in the morning session and 3 PM to 5 PM in the afternoon. In every five minutes, few of the prayers from different religions read out the sacred preaches from the holy books. During the prayer time, People are requested not to leave the Hall.

Facts of Lotus Temple

Iranian Architect Fariborz Sahba designed this Bahai Lotus temple in the shape of the lotus. For the construction, he received many prestigious awards including awards from Glob Art Academy. The construction also named in Guinness World Records. There have been many books written on the Temple, released many stamps.
The Bahai temple hall has a capacity of 2500 people and the total occupied area is 26 acres. Nearly four million people around the world visiting every year means 10000 people for a day. The constructed marbles were brought from Penteli Mountains in Greece. There are seven worshipping Bahai temples all over the world. They are in New Delhi, India. Kampala in Uganda, Frankfurt in Germany, Wilmette in the USA, Apia in Western Samoa, Panama City in Panama and Sydney in Australia.