Lotus Temple Delhi
Lotus Temple or Baha'i Temple, called in more traditional way, is a house of worship completed in the year 1986 under the supervision of Persian architect Fariborz Sahba.
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. Lotus temple is made of pristine marble blocks, cement, dolomite and sand and the entire ascetic value is coddled by the group of nine pools filled with crystal clear water. In accord with the mores of Baha'i religion, the temple is open to everyone from anywhere in the world who is looking for inner peace and wants to break the shackles of trepidation.
The sanctum of "27 blooming petals" stands at 40 meters tall with a capacity of accommodating more than 2000 people. Embodying equality, humanity and religious unification, Lotus Temple, which is among seven Baha'i Houses of Worship around the world has won laurels all around the world both for structural design value and inherit rationale behind the construction.
Been an ideal place to meditate, pray and relax, this temple has much more in-depth allusion than one can see with his or her bare eyes. Lotus Temple highlights the fact that every human holds a key for better future of the entire mankind and with a combined effort, we, the human race, will be able to foster a new world where parity will not depend upon cast, creed or religion.
The Lotus temple has the capacity to accommodate nearly 2500 people and has nine doors that open in a central hall. The whole structure is made of white marble that adds to the glory of the temple. It is about 40 meters tall surrounded by nine ponds and appears as if the temple is floating like a Lotus flower in water.