Lotus Temple
Delhi • India

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See also: Swaminarayan TempleGurudwara Bangla Sahib

Lotus Temple, Delhi, India
The Lotus Temple or Baha'i House of Worship contains modern architecture and has won numerous awards for its unique design which is shaped like a Lotus Flower.

The temple was built in 1986 by architect Fariborz Sahba and follows in line with Baha'i worship architecture, there are nine entrance doors and nine sides that form the surround and 27 petals forming the roof of the temple which reaches up to a height of 40 meters.

Inside the temple is a large open space that is covered in marble and can hold a good 2500 people within it. The interior also follows that of the Baha'i faith and has no pulpit, pictures or sculptures with regular prayer sessions from all forms of religion taking place.

The Lotus Temple is set within beautifully maintained garden which is symmetrically laid and contains many paths to walk along as well as many plants and trees that all add to the aesthetic of this amazing place. There are nine ponds around the Lotus Temple adding to effect that the Temple is floating like a Lotus flower on a pond.

The Temple is open to all faiths and religions and is open most days except on Mondays. The Temple is a spectacular place to visit during the day but also at night when it is floodlit.

Attraction Location Guide
Lotus Temple is situated around 9 kilometers to the south east of New Delhi.