Baha’i Lotus Temple in India

In the temple there are architectural wonders that we don´t usually know.  And a clear example of this is the Baha’i Lotus Temple, which receives more visitors than the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal itself.


This magnificent work of modern architecture is inspired by the lotuses, sacred flowers of India, is located in Dheli, India.  It was built in 1986.  It belongs to the religion of Baha’i which seeks the union of all humanity and all religions.  For this reason all people are welcome to this wonderful temple, without any distinction.

This architectural work is made of marble, cement and sand has been worthy of many architectural and artistic awards, annually is visited by thousands and thousands of people including many Baha’i believers.  This religion is monotheistic and follows the teachings of Bahá’u’lláh, its prophet and founder, who is considered the Manifestation of God for these modern times.

The Iranian Fariborz Sabba was in charge of building this architectural marvel.  Ardishír Rustampúr donated much of the money to make the purchase of the land possible.


This wonderful temple has 9 doors that symbolize the diversity of human races and has a main hall with capacity for 2500 people, this great hall is intended solely and exclusively for meditation, although sometimes also read the sacred scriptures and you can hear delicate musical pieces typical of India.  Like most temples located in India has its doors open to all kinds of people regardless of their beliefs.

Visits to this emblematic site of India surpass by the thousands those made to the Taj Mahal and even the visits to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  It is also known for its exquisite handcrafted decoration and the great cultural value it gives to Hindu culture.

Image: wikipedia.org

Baha’i Lotus Temple in India
Source: curiosities  
December 25, 2019

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