Lotus Temple is located in the South-East part of Delhi and this beautiful place is nestled in between a subtly designed park.
Let’s get further into this Taj Mahal of Modern Era.
Story Behind the Temple
The Temple is dedicated to Baha’i’. A new world religion, which established in 1893 in Persia (now Iran). This community has close to 8 million followers currently, called as Baha’is.
This religion was established by Baha’u’llah’ in Persia and soon his preaching’s started to spread all over. Initially, it was considered a part of Islam but later Baha’is declared it an independent religion. Baha’is believe, God is a supreme power and the teachings of this peaceful religion believe in One God, One Religion and mainly it is One mankind. With this thought, In Baha’i temples everyone is welcome irrespective of their Caste or Creed.
India has a maximum of Baha’is’ followers in the world. The Bahai’s Temple in India was for public in December 1986 by the community. And resembling shape of Lotus Flower, the temple derives its name as Lotus Temple.
This is the only Temple for Baha’is’ in Asia and very popular in neighbouring countries.
This temple is located in 26 acres of area and settled in between 9 lush green ponds and gardens. Its shape resembles to the shape of Opera House – Sydney, with its 27 marble made covered petals. In the centre of these marble petals, it has a prayer hall which can accommodate approx 2500 people and people from all aspects of life and faith.
This symbol of peace has gained its popularity as a tourist spot. And It was the most visited building in the world in 2001.
Lotus Temple is also well equipped with sustainable energy and saves its electricity cost of up to 1,20,000 per month by using the solar panels installed in the premises.
The Temple Compound also has a library selling the religious books of Teachings and values, and some with detailed knowledge on this religion.
This temple keeps its peaceful ambience intact and turns on the zen mode as the majority of the crowd can be seen meditating inside the prayer hall calmly trying to stitch the balance of life.
How to reach
This Temple has easy reach from to Road, Rail and Metro. Delhi also has some of the best Cab facilities which worth a try.
- Metro Station – Kalkaji Metro Station on Violet Line 500Mtrs.
- Bus Stand – Kalkaji Temple Stop – 500Mtrs.
- Railway Station – H, Nizamuddin Railway station- 4.5KM.
- Airport – IGI Airport – 16.5 Km.
Tips to visit The Temple
- Entry – The entry is completely free
- Temple Timings are 09:00 Am to 07:00 Pm in summers and 09:00 Am to 05:30 Pm in winters.
- Best time to visit is October to March.
- Temple is close on all Mondays of the year.
- No Footwear allowed inside the Temple so make sure to visit in pleasant weather.
- Photography is strictly ban in the Temple area.
- No provision of Inside the temple, in case you are accompanied by kids, do carry a packet of snack.
- Maintain peace inside the premises if you are talking kindly maintain a low voice
Places to visit Nearby
- Kalkaji Temple
- ISKON Temple
- Kailash Shiv Temple
- Kos Minar, near Sarita Vihar Metro station
- Humayun’s Tomb
- Nehru Place
- Lajpat Nagar Market
Food to Try
This temple is close to a very famous Nehru palace market, with some popular brands both individually and inside the Epicuria food Mall this place is a heaven for food lover and a with a multiplex in close premises, it is also easier to catch a late-night movie.
Delhi is a City of Food, shopping, history, and a lot of hustle and bustle.
When you are in Delhi don’t forget to try Chole Bhature on some famous shops and Do shop from Connaught place, Lajpat Nagar Market. In the hustle and bustle of Delhi, this Peaceful temple is your perfect destination to spend some time with yourself by indulging in deep meditation and inner reflection.
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