Lotus Temple Quick Facts

PlaceDelhi, India
Explore in13 November 1986
Built byFarebarz Sahaba
Inauguration24 December 1986

Lotus Temple Overview

The Lotus Temple, famous for the Baha'i faith, is located in the back of the Kalka Temple (Nehru Place) in New Delhi, the capital of India. This is a very unique temple because here you will not see any idol nor any religious work like havan or chowki held, in spite of this people of all religions come here for prayer and meditation.

Lotus Temple History

The construction work of this Temple, famous for its shape like lotus flower, was completed on 13 November 1986. Temple was inaugurated on 24 December 1986. Temple was opened for the common people on 1 January 1987.

It is called Lotus Temple or Lotus Temple because of its lotus-like shape. This temple is one of the most important temples of faith and reverence for the people of the Baha'i religion. Bahá'u'lláh, a Persian nobleman from Tehran, founded the Bahá'í religion, according to which there is only one God.

Lotus Temple Interesting Facts

  1. Covered over an area of about 26 acres (10.5 hectares 105,000 square meters), 9 doors have also been made to enter this temple.
  2. This Temple was completed together by about 700 engineers, technicians, workers, and artists.
  3. The Marble used to make it was specially imported from Greece.
  4. This Temple also has 27 vertical marble petals, which are made in the shape of 3 and 9 and in its hall, about 2400 people can sit together and pray.
  5. The steel in the manufacture of these petal shells is galvanized to protect them from corrosion. The thickness of these shells is 6 to 8 cm.
  6. Its length is about 40 meters and it is also surrounded by 9 ponds.
  7. There are also two small Auditoriums, which have about 70 seats.
  8. This Temple is known for its serene atmosphere, so it is forbidden to make noise here.
  9. Every day about 10 to 12 Thousand people come here to have darshan (prayer).
  10. Here prayer meetings are organized every hour for 5 minutes.
  11. Located in the country's capital Delhi, the Lotus Temple is one of the 7 places of worship in the world, which follow the Baha'i religion. The rest of the Baha'i temples are located in cities such as Sydney, Panama, Apia, Kampala, Frankfurt, and Willamette.
  12. You can visit here any day from Tuesday to Sunday. Monday is a holiday in this temple.
  13. The opening time of Temple is 9:30 am in summer and the closing time is 6:30 pm. Whereas in winter it opens from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

How to reach Lotus Temple

By Roadways Bus and Metro:

Direct Buses are easily available from many states of India to Delhi. These Buses stop at different places in Delhi. From there tourists can reach this temple by taking an auto, DTC bus or metro etc. Metro is quick, convenient and AC. The nearest metro station to this temple is Kalka Mandir, from here you can also walk for five minutes.

By Rails:

If you want to come by Rail, there are two main railway stations in Delhi: Delhi Railway Station (in Old Delhi) and New Delhi Railway Station (in Paharganj). From here you can reach this temple by public transport.

By Air:

If you want to come by plane then there is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Here the planes of many companies provide facility to go to the country and abroad. From here tourists can easily reach the temple by taxi and metro.

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