Lotus Temple

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Lotus Temple New Delhi Reviews

Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Stunning Mar 02, 2013
This temple belongs to the Baha’i faith and is popularly known as the Lotus Temple because of its strong similarity with the lotus flower. The temple has won numerous architectural awards, appeared on an Indian stamp and stands on a par with some of the most visited tourist sites in India (including the Taj Mahal). The touristic theme pervades sadly, as my visit there left me with little understanding of the Baha’i faith. You are allowed to enter the temple in small groups; each group is invited to a small introductory lecture. Apart from listening to the lecture in the heart of the temple and seeing the water features while queuing up or leaving the temple, it is difficult to say that this counts as a proper visit. I gained very little knowledge of the faith, but despite this, am pleased that I got to see such an iconic building in New Delhi. It is a handsome building and definitely worth marvelling at.
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Chokk says:
Some things are like that ;)
Posted on: Mar 02, 2013
Vipin says:
It really is a bit like that Brian, I must admit!
Posted on: Mar 02, 2013
spocklogic says:
Yeah, I think it's really just something to go see for the architecture & snap a few photos. Seen that - check it off!
Posted on: Mar 02, 2013
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Nair2011 Nair2011
242 reviews
Bahai House of worship Jun 23, 2012
Lotus Temple is one of the modern architectures in Delhi, India. Many locals and visitors can be seen here in weekend for meditation. This place is deicated to the unity of all gods and has a meditation hall for silent prayers.

Before entering the meditation hall, one of the representatives will explain the purpose and importance of silence to be maintained in the meditaion hall.

Lotus temple can be reached by delhi metro through violet lane. we need to get down at Kalkaji Mandir station and lotus temple can be seen in left side while getting out from the station.

The incription at the entrance says

"This house of worship is a place for prayer and meditation for the peoples of all religions and races, Form within its portals the voice of mankind will ever be raised in praise and glorification of the creator of the universe"
Lotus Temple
Inscription at entrance
Lotus Temple
Lotus Temple
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