The Lotus Temple is one of eight Baha’i houses of worship. Located in the capital of India, this temple is a place of worship open to people of all races, religions, and castes. The outer structure of the Lotus Temple is an assembly of 27 giant marble petals which envelop a vast interior dome. The temple and nine surrounding ponds create the impression of a giant lotus flower floating on water. Fariborz Sahba, a member of the Baha’i community, conceived the lotus-shaped structure and served as the structure’s architect. The outer coating of white marble is dazzling in the sunlight and makes the building visible from a distance. The building has received worldwide recognition for its innovative architecture and construction. It is visited by more than four million people every year.
After completing this tour, you will:
- Be more familiar with the Lotus Temple.
- Have a better understanding of its architecture.
- Become acquainted with the inner structure of the Lotus Temple.