The Lotus Temple is a Bahai’s worship house located near Kalkaji temple east of Nahru place in New Delhi, India. The temple is built in the Lotus flower shape and construction was completed in 1986. It is one of seven bahai house of worship in Delhi, India and other six in Sydney in Australia, Apia in Western Samoa, Wilmette in USA, Panama City in Panama, Kampala in Uganda and Frankfurt in Germany.
Bahai law underlines the all-inclusiveness of all religions. That’s why, the temple architect Furiburz Sabha select the Lotus as symbol to universal for all (Hinduism, Bhddhiism, Jainism and Islam). Pilgrim of any religions can visit freely the temple to pray or meditate. In Baha’is worship house in New Delhi, More than 4 million individuals visit every year and more than 10, 000 peoples every day. It is one of the most visited sites in India.
The Lotus temple was designed and architecture by Furiburz Sabha. As other Bahai houses of worship, Lotus temple is also open for all religions. It is made with pure white marvel and top of temple looks like a half open Lotus flower. The construction works was completed in 10 year, and on about 800 people have worked in construction including Engineers, technicians and workers. The white marvel temple is standing with the height of 40 meters.
The construction of Lotus temple is completed in 1986. Know why the temple is known as Lotus Temple. There are two reasons to named Lotus temple of it, first it is structure look like a lotus flower and second, Lotus is the symbol of Love and Purity. It shows a massage of immortality.
Delhi is the capital city of India, so you can reach here from all corners of the country.
Address: Lotus temple Rd, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur, New Delhi.
Near Kalkaji Temple Metro Station, East of Nahru Place.
Summer: 9am to 7pm (Lat entry 6:30 pm)
Winter: 9am to 5:30pm (Last entry 5:00pm)
Open all days (Except Monday)