Friday, July 9, 2010

Lotus Temple - Lotus Temple New Delhi, Bahai Mandir New Delhi India

One of the most beautiful temples in India, the 40 m high Lotus Temple is also known as Bahai Temple, and is constructed in the shape of a half-open lotus flower. Located near the village Bahapur, is the seventh Baha'i House of Worship in the world. Completed in 1986, this pure white marble temple is also known as Taj of modern India. Surrounded by manicured lawns, was built with marble, cement, sand and dolomite. The temple structure has 27 giant white marble petals and nine swimming pools, indicative of the nine unifying spiritual paths of the Baha'i faith, which believes in the unity of all religions and humanity.

Faith emphasizes prayer, which is described as, "Conversation with God and meditation, described as" key to open the doors of mysteries. "The temple represents the broad view and the scientific ideas of Baha` i faith and signifies the purity and the universality of the Lord. Absolute silence is maintained in the main hall of prayer for the devotees to meditate and pray in peace. It is said that about four million people visit the temple every day. The temple is all the more divine in the night when the colored lights provide a colorful appearance. You can visit the temple from Tuesday to Sunday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm.