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Lotus Temple, New Delhi

Lotus temple is one of the main attractions of New Delhi. 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. The Bahai’s faith is considered by some as the newest World Religion. Their main thrust is unity of all religions and mankind. It signifies the purity and the universality of the lord and equality of all religions. The Temple is visited by over four million people annually. This temple completed in 1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens.

Structure and Architecture

The Temple was built during 1980 - 1986 costing Rs 10 Million. The structure is made up of pure white marble The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainismand Islam. Lotus being a symbol of peace and prosperity all around the world, the shape of the temple personifies the purpose for which the foundation of this marvelous man-made architectural was laid. If you look this temple from top view it looks like half opened lotus temple. Construction of this architecture takes 10 years to complete. There are 800 people who have worked in construction of this temple. This team includes engineers, technicians, and workers.
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. This temple has nine doors. Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion, or any other distinction. Height of lotus temple is 40 meters.
The Lotus temple has the capacity to accommodate nearly 2500 people and has nine doors that open in a central hall.

Location

Lotus temple road, Near kalkaji , New Delhi.

How to Reach

Delhi, the capital city of India is connected to the other neighboring states and countries via air, road and rail. After one reaches Delhi via different means of transportation, opt for tourist busesauto-rickshaw and easy cab to reach the Lotus temple. Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this temple located in South Delhi, or they can take auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.