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Lotus Temple description and photos - India: Delhi. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Lotus Temple.
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The world famous Lotus Temple, located in the Indian capital of Delhi, is one of the most grandiose and stately buildings created in the last century. The Lotus Temple, or as it is officially called the Baha'i House of Worship, is one of the many temples of the Baha'i sect that began as recently as the mid-19th century. It attracts a huge number of tourists to Delhi every year. According to Baha'i laws, the temple is open to absolutely everyone, regardless of religion, nationality, gender and age. It does not hold traditional sermons and rituals, and you can pray there to any God in whom you believe.
The construction of the temple was completed in 1986, and almost immediately it received many various architectural awards. All the temples of the Baha'i religion have a similar structure: they are nine-cornered buildings, rounded, sometimes topped with domes. But the Delhi Temple stands out from other religious buildings - it is a huge and beautiful snow-white lotus flower, which is 70 meters in diameter. It "consists" of 27 individual petals, trimmed with marble, which was brought from distant Greece. Each three of these petals forms one of the nine sides of the temple. Each side has a door leading to the main hall, which is over 40 meters high. In total, this hall can accommodate about two and a half thousand people at a time.
The temple stands in the center of a huge park and is surrounded by nine pools, located practically between the protruding sides-petals of the building. Together with the surrounding area, the Delhi Baha'i House of Worship covers an area of about 10 and a half hectares.
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