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Monday, 8 July 2013

HISTORY OF LOTUS TEMPLE IN DELHI

  Raj Thakkar       Monday, 8 July 2013

        Lotus temple is one of attractions of New Delhi. As we all know that lotus temple has an awesome architecture and great historical importance. I know that everybody wants to know the history behind it. Here in this post I am going to tell you about historical importance of lotus temple and awesome architecture of it. Let us start with location of this temple.
lotus temple


LOCATION

 Lotus temple road,
 Near kalkaji ,
 New Delhi

 BRIEF HISTORY OF LOTUS TEMPLE 

          First let me tell you that it is also known as bahai temple. Before we start the history I must want to tell one thing about lotus temple that it is most visited monuments in India. Construction of bahai temple is completed in year of 1986. You must be interested why it is named lotus temple. Many of people are saying that this temple looks like a lotus in shape and because of it is known as lotus temple. But this is half-truth. Lotus is a symbol of love and purity. It gives the message of immortality. And because of this bahai temple is designed like a lotus flower and it is known as lotus temple.
lotus temple
lotus temple front view

          As I told you above that this temple is famous in world for its architecture.  This awesome architecture is built by Persian architect Fariborz Sahba from Canada. So it is the brief history of bahai temple. Now let us talk about great architecture of this temple.

 ARCHITECTURE OF LOTUS TEMPLE   


           Marble, cement, dolomite, and send were used in construction of lotus temple. If you look this temple from top view it looks like half opened lotus temple. Construction of this architecture takes 10 years to complete. There are 800 people who have worked in construction of this temple. This team includes engineers, technicians, and workers. Outside of this temple there are nine reflecting pools. This temple has nine doors. White marble is used in construction of this temple and because of this beauty of temple is increased. Height of lotus temple is 40 meters.
lotus temple top view
lotus temple top view


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16 comments:

  1. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

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  2. Awesome temple and its architecture. Why is it lotus shaped and who are the Bahai' are they some offshoot of Hinduism?

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    1. Answer of Why it is Shaped lotus temple is mentioned in this post.

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    2. Bahai Faith is Independent religion. Bahai Faith is world's fastest growing religion.

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  3. very short and valuable information

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  4. Very good and short valuable information about this temple

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    1. Hello Rahul,
      Thanks for reading this article of Lotus temple and commenting over here.

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    1. Persian architect Fariborz Sahba. This is already mentioned in the article.

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    2. Bahai Faith built this temple and architect Mr. Fariborz Sahba

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    1. Persian architect Fariborz Sahba was the architect who was hired by Indian government.

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    2. I beg to defer here. Fariborz Sahba was NOT hired by the Indian Government. The Lotus Temple is a place of worship built by the Bahai's. The Bahai's commissioned Fariborz Sahba as the architect. It is a place of worship for anyone, but is primarily a place of worship for the Bahai's. There are similar Bahai places of worship in every continent. More information on Bahais at www.bahai.org

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    3. No dear this temple built by Bahai faith. Indian government have no role in this.

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