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Wikipedia | Google | Google Images | FlickrDelhi has a lot to offer tourists from all over the world. One such important tourist attraction would be the Lotus Temple, also called the Bahai Temple. Until now, it stands out for having one of the most difficult architectural designs in the country. The temple looks like a huge white lotus when seen from above, hence its name. It occupies 26 acres of landscaped lot, tended to by the Bahai followers and the Delhi government.
HistoryThe Lotus Temple is regarded as the Bahai House of Worship for the Bahai followers. It was first used in 1986. Bahai aims to develop a community of people from different religions to sing praises to God in one location without any restrictions. Chanting of the Bahai scriptures and the holy books of other religions is allowed in the temple without any accompanying instrument.
What Tourists Can ExpectYou can try new experiences in Delhi, such as joining their prayer sessions, where you will be asked to chant the teachings of different religions. These sessions often last for two hours.
If you’re curious about the Bahai religion, visit the information center. It can teach you all about the faith through written texts, photographs, and films.
For those who want an exotic experience in the capital, drop by the Lotus Temple at night. Take in its view as it shines like a diamond.
As of 2002, the Lotus Temple had been visited by over 50 million people, making it one of the most famous structures frequented by tourists around the world. During this period, it received even more visitors than the Taj Mahal and the Eiffel Tower. But the temple shines at its brightest with 150,000 people visiting it during the Hindu holy days and celebrative days.
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Similar and Nearby LandmarksAside from the Lotus Temple, you can also enjoy the following landmarks:
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Author: epicandrea. Last updated: Jan 20, 2015