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Lotus Temple Facts

General Knowledge | 6-13 yrs | Animation, Video

Lotus Temple History and Facts

  1. The Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable constructions of the Bahai faith.
  2. The Bahai religion was founded by Baha-ullah, a Persian nobleman from Tehran. Bahai followers believe that there is only one God.
  3. The Lotus Temple is located at Kalkaji in New Delhi.
  4. 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.
  5. The temple looks like a half opened lotus flower with 27 freestanding petals made of marble.
  6. The construction work for this temple took almost a decade to complete. The temple was finally opened to the public in 1986.
  7. Over 800 engineers, technicians, workers and artisans worked on the construction of the Lotus Temple.
  8. The temple can accommodate 2500 people.
  9. The temple is about 40 meters tall and is surrounded by nine ponds.
  10. The marble to build this temple was flown in from Greece.
  11. The Lotus Temple was designed by a Persian architect Fariborz Sahba from Canada.
  12. The Lotus Temple is open to people from all religions.
  13. The Lotus Temple is amongst the most visited monuments in India.

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