The Lotus Temple New Delhi
It's actual name is Bahá'í House of Worship but due to its shape look like lotus flower it is popularly known as lotus temple. Last month i visit this temple when i was in my winter trip in new Delhi India. Now i want to share my knowledge and experience about this temple, hope you will find some interesting facts.
The design of the Bahá'í House of Worship is inspired by the lotus, the exquisitely beautiful flower and symbol of purity that is inseparably associated with worship and religion in India. the lotus temple is surrounded by nine large pools of water that, not only enhance the beauty of temple but also provide a natural cooling system of the temple. the structure is as that it looks like a lotus in the pond.
Some interesting facts about lotus temple
- Lands for its site was purchased in 1953.
- Number of petals 27
- Number of pools 9
- Auditorium seating capacity is 1300 persons
- The architect is Mr.Fariburz Sahba
- Construction began on april 21,k 1980 and the edifice was formally dedicated to the unity of god , unity of religion and unityt of mankind on december 1986.
- Temple land area is 26.6 acres
- The petals are made up of white concrete and on the exterior the petals are clad in white greek marble panels.
- From floor to top buildings is 34.27 meters
- Diameter of the main building 70 meters
The lotus temple from outside of its area.
|The main entrance gate of lotus temple|
The baha'i prophets and messangers are
Abdul Baha (1844-1921)
The main baha'i principles is The Oneness of Mankind.