"Baha?i Temple" New Delhi Things to Do Tip by Willettsworld

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The Baha'i House of Worship, popularly known as the Lotus Temple, is one of the most visited edifices in India. The Lotus Temple in New Delhi is the sole Bahai House of Worship in the whole continent of Asia apart from the six others in Panama, Kampala, Illinois, Frankfurt, Sydney and West Samoa. These seven Bahai Houses of Worship are all world-famous for their architectural beauty and nine-sided design representing the manifestation of God. The Bahai Faith was established in India in the mid 19th century and today India is the largest national contingent of Bahai's in the world with more than 2 million members.

The temple was built in 1986 and reminds me of the Sydney Opera House. You can visit inside where it was nice and cool. I sat down, like other people, on marble and wood benches arranged in a semi-circle towards the rear of the temple where there were 2 brass flower pots with large cut flowers nicely arranged in them. Nice and peaceful inside.

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  • Written Apr 10, 2007
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