Lotus Temple of New Delhi

Lotus Temple of New Delhi


The Lotus Temple, situated in Delhi, India, is a Bahá'í House of Worship that was devoted in December 1986. Outstanding for its flowerlike shape, it has turned into a conspicuous fascination in the city. Like all Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is available to all, paying little respect to religion or some other capability. The structure is made out of 27 unattached marble-clad "petals" orchestrated in groups of three to shape nine sides, with nine entryways opening onto a focal lobby with a tallness of somewhat over 34.27metres and a limit of 2500 individuals. The Lotus Temple has won various compositional honors and has been highlighted in numerous paper and magazine articles. A 2001 CNN report alluded to it as the most visited structure on the planet.

Lotus Temple Timings: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Lotus Temple Entry tickets : No Entry Fees, Its free.

Lotus Temple is open form Tuesday to Sunday

Closed on Mondays 


The Bahá'í Faith instructs that a Bahá'í House of Worship ought to be a space for individuals of all religions to accumulate, reflect, and adore. Anybody may enter the Lotus Temple independent of religious foundation, sex, or different qualifications, just like the case with all Bahá'í places of love. The hallowed compositions of the Bahá'í confidence as well as different religions can be perused or potentially recited, despite language; then again, perusing nonscriptural writings is taboo, as are conveying messages or addresses, or gathering pledges. Melodic versions of readings and petitions can be sung by
choirs, however no melodic instruments can be played inside. There is no set example for love administrations, and formal functions are not allowed.

Structure of Lotus Temple

Inside view

Inside perspective on the image of the Greatest Name, set at the highest point of the sanctuary

All Bahá'í Houses of Worship, including the Lotus Temple, share certain compositional components, some of which are indicated by Bahá'í sacred writing. 'Abdu'l-Bahá, the child of the originator of the religion, stipulated that a basic design character of a House of Worship is a nine-sided round shape. While all current Bahá'í Houses of Worship have a vault, this isn't viewed as an fundamental piece of their design. Bahá'í sacred writing additionally expresses that no photos, statues or pictures be shown inside the House of Worship and no platforms or raised areas be joined as an structural component (perusers may remain behind straightforward versatile address stands).

Model of the sanctuary at the data focus Propelled by the lotus blossom, the structure for the House of Worship in New Delhi is made out of 27 unsupported marble-clad "petals" organized in groups of three to shape nine sides. The nine entryways of the Lotus Temple open onto a focal corridor somewhat beyond what 40 meters tall that can situate 1,300 individuals and hold up to 2,500 on the whole. The outside of the House of Worship is made of white marble from Penteli mountain in Greece, a similar marble utilized in the development of numerous antiquated landmarks (counting the Parthenon) and other Bahá'í structures. Alongside its nine encompassing lakes and plant enclosures, the Lotus Temple property involves 26 sections of land (105,000 m²; 10.5 ha).

Lotus sanctuary is arranged close Nehru Place and Kalkaji Mandir metro station is only 500 meters away. The sanctuary is situated in the town of Bahapur in New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi. The draftsman was an Iranian, Fariborz Sahba who currently lives in La Jolla, California, in the wake of living a few years in Canada. He was drawn nearer in 1976 to structure the Lotus Temple and later regulated its development. The auxiliary plan was attempted by the UK firm Flint and Neill over the course of year and a half, and the development was finished by ECC Construction Group of Larsen and Toubro Limited at an expense of $10 million. The real piece of the assets expected to purchase this land was given by Ardishír Rustampúr of Hyderabad, Sindh, who gave as long as he can remember reserve funds for this reason in 1953. A bit of the development spending plan was spared and used to construct a nursery to consider indigenous plants and blooms that would be proper for use on the site.

Of the sanctuary's all out power utilization of 500 kilowatts (kW), 120 kW is given by sunlight based power created by sun based boards on the structure. This spares the sanctuary 120,000 rupees for every month. It is the first sanctuary in Delhi to utilize sunlight based power.

The travel industry

The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi was opened to open love in December 1986. By late 2001, it had pulled in excess of 70 million guests, making it a standout amongst the most visited structures in the world. As indicated by the legislature of India, it had gotten more than 100 million guests by April 2014.

One of the nine lakes encompassing the Lotus Temple

The Temple has gotten wide scope of consideration in expert design, artistic work, religious, administrative, and different scenes.

1987, the draftsman of the Bahá'í House of Worship, Mr. Fariborz Sahba, was exhibited the honor for perfection in religious craftsmanship and design by the UK-based Institution of Structural Engineers for creating a structure "so copying the magnificence of a blossom thus striking in its visual effect".

1987, the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture, Affiliate of the American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C., gave their First Honor grant for "Magnificence in Religious Art and Engineering" 1987 to Mr. F. Sahba for the plan of the Bahá'í House of Worship close New Delhi.

1988, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America presented the Paul Waterbury Outdoor Lighting Design Award - Special Citation for Exterior Lighting
1989, the Temple got an honor from the Maharashtra-India Chapter of the American Concrete Institute for "brilliance in a solid structure".

1994 release of Encyclopædia Britannica, in its 'Design' area offers acknowledgment to the Temple as a remarkable accomplishment of the time. 2000, Architectural Society of China as one of 100 sanctioned works of the twentieth century in the as of late distributed "World Architecture 1900-2000: A Critical Mosaic, Volume Eight, South Asia".

2000, GlobArt Academy, situated in Vienna, Austria, displayed its "GlobArt Academy 2000" grant to the planner of the Lotus Temple, Fariborz Sahba, for "the greatness of the administration of [this] Taj Mahal of the twentieth century in advancing the solidarity and concordance of individuals all things considered, religions and social strata, to a degree unbeatable by some other engineering landmark around the world."

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