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Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple

Bahá’i House Of Worship

God

Grant that the light of unity

May envelop the whole earth,

And that the seal, “the Kingdoms is God’s”,

May be stamped upon the

brow of all its peoples.

-Bahá u’Illahá

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The Bahá’i House of Worship of the Indian sub-continent is the latest of seven edifices raised in different parts of the world, each with is distinctive design, each inviting peoples of all religions and races to worship the creator of the Universe and to express the love between God and man.

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The design of the Bahá’i House of Worship in New Delhi is inspired by the lotus, the exquisitely beautiful flower and symbol of purity that is inseparably associated with worship and religion in India. The House of Worship is surrounded by nine large pools of water that, not only enhance the beauty of the building but also play a significant role in the natural cooling system of the prayer hall. An adjunct of the mail Building is its ancillary building which houses, offices, conference hall, library and audio-visual room.

 

General Information:

Architect: Mr. Fariburz Sahba

Structural engineer: Flint & Neill

Seating capacity 1,300

Height: 34.27m

Location: New Delhi

 

 

 

1 0 340 03 June, 2012 Visiting Asia, Visiting Other June 3, 2012

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