Thursday, October 3, 2013

Lotus Temple-A Graceful Marvel of India

 Lotus Temple or the Bahai temple, a peaceful icon of marvelous India, located in Delhi. It is also recommended by the locals as the Taj of Modern India. This temple is named after its shape and is popular all around for its modern architecture. It is surrounded by a large green landscaped garden. It is a symbol of peace for Bahai’s. Among the religion of Bahai’s, importance is given to prayers which revealed in the scriptures only. According to Bahai’s faith, minor acts of praying is not sufficient, one has to convert one’s prayers into actions that promotes the well being of humanity.

Lotus Temple, Delhi
The credit for the design and architecture of the temple building goes to the Persian architect Fariborz Sahba of Canada. He got the idea of making the temple in lotus shape as the lotus is the symbol of peace, purity, love and immortality. The whole construction took 10 years to complete it and made available for public. Many architectures, artisans, technicians, workers, took the work on their shoulders to complete it magnificently. They work together diligently and finally gave the beautiful iconic structure to the Indians. 

Lotus Temple
The temple was completed in 1986 and after its completion, a technical journal of the United Kingdom was the first to visit it.  Also, he gave the appellation that it is a Taj Mahal of the 20th century. After that lots of people visit this half-open flower surrounded by its leaves and gave many expressions. The shining white marble attracts a large number of crowds from across the globe. It creates a sense of awe among tourists.

Inside Area
The architecture of the temple is so attractive that one gets muse in the architecture. The inner dome is spherical in shape and is like a bud that consists of 24 petals. Flooring inside the auditorium is of pure white marble that shines even today.

Inside view of Temple

Interior View of Temple
 Green landscape, long stairs, nine pools of water, curved balustrades, bridges, etc. surround this half open flower and make it the most attractive icon of Delhi. It is a remarkable shrine of peace that will stand for centuries. This large temple also houses a reception center, a library and an administrating building. The library contains a rich collection of religious books not only of Bahai religion but also of other religions. Also, introductory audio-visual presentation is displayed there for the visitors. 

Model of Lotus Temple
People of any religion can visit this temple and pray or meditate freely. It has the capacity to accommodate nearly 2500 people and has nine doors that open in a central hall through which people enters into the main hall.  Many other nearby attractions are there that are also popular like the Kalkaji temple and the famous Nehru place market. So, visiting this temple is the most memorable part of anyone’s life.

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  1. This is so beautiful! Excellent post!
    Wil, ABCW Team

  2. This is extremely LOVELY. WOW!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. WoW!!! what a beautiful, unique structure this is!!

    great images!!

  4. Wow! What a great buildning! So big and so many details. The first picture is my favorite. Nice green in front, looks almost unreal
    Great post:-)

  5. BEAUTIFUL place and very good photo's.

    Greetings, Joop

  6. Oh my gosh! That is SO LOVELY!

    abcw team

  7. Very beautiful photos, lovely place, a great temple ...!!

  8. It is impressive! I once listened to a podcast about the Bahai faith.

    1. Thanks so much Lisa! I glad you visiting here and enjoying...

  9. Very interesting architecture and great shots.

  10. Wow, what a cool place to visit. A beautiful structure!

  11. Beautiful collection of photos of Lotus Temple

  12. Hi! Very modern temple. Breathtakingly beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Thanks so much all my friends! I glad your stopping at my blog and leaving nice comments. So, hope keep visiting.....

  14. Oh gosh - how very very beautiful!

  15. Goodness what a wonderful piece of architecture ET.. it reminded me just a little of the Sydney Opera House, similar sort of shapes. Beautifully shown here..