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Lotus Temple

General Knowledge | 6-13 yrs | Animation, Video

Lotus Temple: History and Facts

  • The Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable constructions of the Bahai faith.
  • The Bahai religion was founded by Baha-ullah, a Persian nobleman from Tehran. Bahai followers believe that there is only one God.
  • The Lotus Temple is located at Kalkaji in New Delhi.
  • This temple is designed in the shape of a lotus flower because the lotus is regarded as a symbol of peace, purity, love and immortality.
  • The temple looks like a half opened lotus flower with 27 freestanding petals made of marble.
  • The construction work for this temple took almost a decade to complete. The temple was finally opened to the public in 1986.
  • Over 800 engineers, technicians, workers and artisans worked on the construction of the Lotus Temple.
  • The temple can accommodate 2500 people.
  • The temple is about 40 meters tall and is surrounded by nine ponds.
  • The marble to build this temple was flown in from Greece.
  • The Lotus Temple was designed by a Persian architect Fariborz Sahba from Canada.
  • The Lotus Temple is open to people from all religions.
  • The Lotus Temple is amongst the most visited monuments in India.

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