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Why is the Lotus Temple Unforgettable?

13-MAY-2016 12:06

    The Lotus Temple in New Delhi is a temple belonging to the Bahai sect. Bahaism is recognized as a combination of the nine great religions of the world. The temple is built in the shape of a floating half open lotus set amidst pools and gardens. This temple has no idols of any God.  Bahai community has only one place of worship in the whole Asia i.e. lotus temple. It attracts about 4.5 million visitors in a year.

    Location of Lotus Temple Delhi:
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    Pictures of Iconic Lotus Temple-
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    Interior view of Lotus Temple-
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    Facts about Lotus Temple:

    1. Bahai community built the Lotus Temple in New Delhi in December 1986.
    2. The Lotus Temple gets its name from its shape. The lotus is the symbol of peace, purity, love, and immortality and the temple is designed to resemble this beautiful flower.
    3. Iconic Lotus Temple turning yellow due to pollution.
    4. The temple is built in the shape of a floating half open lotus set amidst pools and gardens.
    5. The 27 petals are made of special concrete clad with white marble.
    6. This temple has no idols of any God.
    7. It features a prayers hall for meditation for people of all faiths and religions.
    8. The Lotus Temple is the only Bahai temple of worship in Asia.
    9.  It is one of New Delhi's main tourist attractions, attracting about 4.5 million visitors in a year.
    10. As per the recent news it is about to get the status of world heritage site by UNESCO.

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