Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple, Delhi

Lotus Temple is a worship place for Bahai which is a new found religion propagating peace and prosperity. The Lotus temple is located at Nehru Place and has also Metro connectivity. The Temple has beautiful garden and like all Bahai’s house of worship the Lotus Temple is open to all. The building is composed of 27-free standing marble clad petals which are arranged in clusters and remind you of the Sydney Opera house design architecture. Bahai faith is worship which has a space for all the religions to gather, reflect and worship. The Musical renditions of reading and prayers is sung by choirs but no musical instrument is played inside the temple and it is a place to observe complete silence.

It also has nine beautiful ponds surrounding the temple and also it is one of the tribute to the ecology system in the way it is made resembling the professional architecture. It was opened to public in Delhi and was opened to public worship in December 1986. By late 2001 it has attracted many people and more than 70 million visitors reach the venue. Some of the perspective states that it is one of the most visited building in the world according to CNN report.

The Lotus temple is a house of worship of the people of the Bahai faith. The temple is popular for its beautiful structure that looks like a giant white lotus flower. The structure consists of 27 petals that are free standing and constructed of pure marble.

The magnificent building was designed by Persian architect Fariboz Sahba and was opened to the public in the year 1986. The monument took 10 years to complete and the team responsible for the final structure consisted of 800 engineers and artists. Although the features are predominantly of the Bahai faith, the temple is open to everyone regardless of their faith and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Delhi.

The temple creates a very peaceful ambience that is perfect for prayers and meditation. The lotus itself is a symbol of peace and integrity and the edifice was given this shape to pass this message to all its visitors. It consists of nine ponds around the structure to make the beautiful lotus structure appear as if it is floating on water. The Lotus Temple, for this technical and artistic genius, has received several awards. It is one the world’s most visited edifices with over 50 million visitors from the time it was opened in 1986.

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Visit Information:-

Location:: Kalkaji Temple, Nehru Place

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

Bahai House of Worship, Bahapur, Kalkaji, New Delhi 110019.

Open: Tuesday to Sunday;    Monday closed

Show times:

English: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, every 20 minutes.

Hindi: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm, on the half hour.

Prayer timing: 10:0 am, 12:0 pm, 3:0 pm and 5:0 pm

Opened to General Public: 13 November 1986.

Total Height: 34 metres.

Architect: Fariborz Sahba.

Seating capacity: 1300 People.

Visit Timings:

:00 am to 5:30 pm (1 October to 31 March)

9:00 am to 7:0 pm (1 April to 30 September)

Ticket Price (Entrance Fee): FREE

Distance From:-

IGI and palam Airport:16.8 KM

New Delhi RLY Station: 13.5 KM

Old Delhi RLY Station: 15 KM

Nizamuddin RLY Station: 6.4 KM

Anand Vihar RLY Station: 16.3 KM