Award Winning Lotus Temple: Everyone is Welcomed Regardless of Religion

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Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple (Source: http://goo.gl/ZPjnjp)

This magnificent piece of architecture is located in Delhi, India and it’s made of cement, marble, dolomite and sand and all together formed a lotus flower shape.

Interesting about this building is that it’s open to everyone no matter what they believe in. The Bahai temple was completed in 1986 and it’s one of the most visited monuments in India. The credit for building this monument goes to Persian architect Fariborz from Canada. Lotus is a symbol of peace, purity, love and immortality. It is this particular specialty of Lotus flower which makes the flower an important icon in Indian culture and society. This is why the design of Lotus temple has been inspired by lotus flower.

The construction work took almost 10 years before it finally got shape and was open for public. The team comprised of 800 engineers, technicians, workers and artisans who worked diligently to give realization to one of the most complex edifices in the world. The temple integrates the aesthetic values along with the technological influence within the whole structure. The temple has the capacity to accommodate nearly 2500 people and has nine

doors that open in a central hall. The whole structure is made of white marble that adds to the glory of the temple. It is about 40 meters tall surrounded by nine ponds and appears as if the temple is floating like a Lotus flower in water.

Source: http://www.delhicapital.com/monuments-in-delhi/lotus-temple.html
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