The Lotus Temple

Yes the title of this post says it out all. As you can see it is a lotus flower shaped temple known as Lotus temple. It is one of the famous tourist destinations in India.

Lotus temple was completed in 1986 and is a Bahá’í House of Worship. Inspired by the lotus flower, the design for the House of Worship is composed of 27 free-standing marble clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides.The nine doors of the Lotus Temple open onto a central hall slightly more than 40 meters tall that is capable of holding up to 2,500 people. The surface of the House of Worship is made of white marble. Along with its nine surrounding ponds and the gardens, the Lotus Temple property comprises 26 acres.

You can read more about Lotus temple at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Temple

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7 Responses to The Lotus Temple

  1. Hi AJ, thanks for sharing this beautiful temple.

  2. jmpix says:

    I loved seeing the lotus temple in delhi….you’ve captured it beautifully in the warm soft light…

  3. Ian Spagnolo says:

    Wow…. Looks incredibly like the Sydney Opera House. Thanks for sharing, and a great photo too. 🙂

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