Lotus Temple Delhi (Photo Feature)

lotus temple delhi

Lotus Temple Delhi

The Lotus Temple Delhi, named after its flowerlike shape, is a Bahai­ House of Worship and a prominent attraction in Delhi.

lotus temple delhi

Completed in 1986, it serves as the Mother Temple for the Indian subcontinent.

lotus temple delhi

The Bah ¡’ ­ laws emphasize that the House of Worship is a gathering place where people of all religions may worship God without denominational restrictions.

lotus temple delhi

Bahai­ scriptures also state that no pictures, statues or images can be displayed within the House of Worship and no pulpits or altars can be incorporated as an architectural feature.

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The nine doors of the Lotus Temple open into a central hall, capable of holding up to 2,500 people.

The Temple has received wide range of attention in professional architectural, fine art, religious, governmental and other venues.

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