Lotus Temple is considered as one of the remarkable architectures of Bahai faith. Lotus Temple is situated at Kalkaji which is located in the heart of capital of India, New Delhi. Delhi is among the metropolitan cities. Lotus temple glances like a lotus flower which is the symbol of National flower of India. It is made up of cement, marble, sand and dolomite. The temple has no boundations for any devotee and is open to all devotees from all religions. The place provides perfect environment for wisdom, peace and meditation.
In 1986, this beautiful Bahai temple was completed. Since then, this marvelous temple has received appreciation from all over the world for its wonderful design and architecture. Among the universe of temple, Lotus Temple is one of the most visited holy places in India. The credit for construction of this beautiful temple goes to the Persian architect Fariborz Sahba from Canada. Personify Lotus in the temple does not just mean giving a lotus form to the structure but it also has a significance to the citizens of India in the form of a manifestation from the almighty.
Lotus is a symbol of love, immortality, purity and peace. Because of this meticulous specialty of Lotus flower, it makes it an essential icon in Indian society and culture. This is why the beautiful design of Lotus temple has been motivated by lotus flower.
The design of this temple looks like a half opened Lotus flower with 27 freestanding ‘petals’ which is made of marble. The creation work took about 10 years before it finally got form and was open for public. The team included of 800 technicians, workers, engineers and artisans who worked meticulously to give realization to one of the most complex structures in the world.
The lotus temple integrates the artistic values along with the technological strain within the entire structure. There are nine shiny pools that encompass this gorgeous temple from outside. The lotus temple has the capability to accommodate nearly 2500 devotees and has contained nine doors that open in a central hall. The entire structure is made of white marble that adds to the wonder of the temple. It is about 40 meters tall encircled by nine ponds and appears as if the temple is floating like a Lotus flower in water.
The most appraising feature of this particular architectural masterpiece is the incorporation of the effervescent Indian history along with the modern engineering and architecture. The temple has to its accreditation being acknowledged all over the world as one of the most visited place in the world with approximately 50 million devotees having visited this beautiful temple since its foundation in 1986.
The beautiful lotus temple is open at 9 Am till 7 pm during the summer but during winter the time will be changed accordingly. The temple is followed by four time Aarti in a day with a different interval. This sacred temple is open for all religious devotees. Devotees from different religious can attend this beautiful Aarti. Near about thousand of devotees visited this holy place in each year. Anyone can easily reach this beautiful temple as it is very approachable from public transport.