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Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

Lying on the land of Kalkaji in the south of Delhi, the temple outlines the national flower of the country, the lotus flower. The name of the temple is aptly defined. The structure is created out of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. The temple is open for all religions and faiths, also is an ideal place for the act of meditation. The place provides perfect environment for meditation, peace and wisdom.

The Bahai temple was accomplished in 1986. The temple has received acknowledgment from all over the globe for its marvelous style and design. It is among the most visited shrines in India. The acclaim and glory of this structure is all credited to the Persian architect Fariborz Sahba, Canada. The Lotus Temple personifies lotus flower, which is a symbol of serenity, purity, love and immortality.

The place is quiet and serene reflecting immense spiritualism. The temple is the latest and the most recent architectural structure of the Bahai’s faith. Bahai’s faith is the youngest and theoldest faith of the world (1817-1892), was founded by Baha-u-llah, who was thought to be the latest Messenger if God.

It took 10 years to get materialized. The temple has nine doors and possesses the capacity to accommodate nearly 2500 people. The structure is made of white marble adding grace to the glory. It is about 40 meters tall encircled by nine ponds and appears as if the temple is floating like a Lotus flower in water.

It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility.

It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The Baháí Faith is the youngest of the worlds independent religions. Its founder, Baháulláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Baháís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad.

The central theme of Baháulláhs message is that God is one so as humankind. The temple reflects the breaking up of the barriers like caste, color, creed, religion, culture and faiths. It promotes oneness and unity.

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