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Lotus Temple

The Last (only seven) Bahá'í House Of Worship

Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Delhi
Sights & Landmarks > Religious Sites
The temple was built in 1986 and designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba. It comprises of 27 structural components clustered in 3 each for it to resemble with the shape of a lotus flower which symbolizes of purity, beauty, and divinity. The temple has 9 opening in reference to the anatomical openings of a human body. It is spread over 26 acres, in the midst of 9 ponds and lush green space. Adherents of any religion are completely free to introspect and meditate here. It further pushes the i show more

Something unique

The temple is featured on a ₹6.50 postage stamp and for its marvelous appeal, it is considered as one of the most visited building in the world (CNN).

Tips from insiders

  • Prayer timings are at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm each lasting for a duration of 5 minutes.
  • You even have short films at the site, wherein each one of it lasts for 20 minutes.
  • You'll have to take permission for photography.
  • You should carry a seperate bag for your shoes.