Lotus Temple Delhi
The Lotus Temple is a significant tourist place in Delhi known for its flowerlike shape build on December 1986. Based on Bahāʾī Faith, the temple regards all religions of the world as one and is open to all.
Build like the marble white petals of lotus, it is a prominent attraction of the capital for all tourists and preachers. It has nine doors opening to the central hall with a height of around 34.27 meters and a capacity of 2500 people.
Some additional info about the temple
Build by Iranian Architect Fariborz Sahba in 1986, it is regarded as one of the most beautiful tourist places in India. It has 27 white-marble lotus petals with nine opening gates to the central hall representing nine anatomical openings of the human body. The Lotus Temple is touted as one of the seven major Bahai Houses of Worship and is the only one in Asia.
Key Points about the temple
• Location- Lotus Temple Rd, Kalkaji, New Delhi-110019
• Build in- 1986
• Architect- Fariborz Sahba
• Nearest Metro Station- Kalkaji Mandir (Voilet Line)
• Entry Fees- No Entry Fees
• Photography- Prohibited
A number of awards have been given to this magnificent structure included Illuminating Engineering Society of North America in 1988 and Global Academy Award in 2000.
Dedicated to all religion and humanity, it welcomes everyone to meditate regardless of their sex, religion or any other distinctions. The sacred book of any religion can be chanted and worshiped here, though non-scriptural texts are forbidden.
The temple is open on all days except Monday and Gazette holidays. The temple is open from 09:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. in summer season (April-September) and from 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. in the winter season (October-March). The short film of a span of 20 min starts from 10:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. and run back-to-back. Prayer timings are 10am, 12pm, 3pm and 5pm.
How to reach the Lotus Temple?
Though the nearest metro station is Kalkaji Metro Station (around 1.2km from the site) of Violet line, you can also hire a taxi or auto to visit the temple and other nearest attractions.
Code of Conduct for Visitors
One needs to keep his/her shoes outside the temple and has to maintain silence all the time, though if one needs to talk then maintain a low voice. Selling and eating of food is prohibited inside the campus of the lotus temple. Photography is also prohibited.
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