The Lotus Temple is a Bahá’í House of Worship located in New Delhi, India. It is known for its distinctive flower-like shape, made up of 27 free-standing marble “petals” arranged in groups of three to form nine sides.
Lotus Temple History
The Lotus Temple was designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariborz Sahba and opened to the public in December 1986. The temple is let open for all religions and beliefs and intended to endorse unity & equality among all people.
The temple is surrounded by nine ponds and gardens, which are meant to improve visitors’ sense of serenity and tranquility. Added to this, the temple consists of large central prayer hall that can seat up to 2,500 people.
Lotus Temple Pooja Timings
Pooja timings at the Lotus Temple can vary depending on the time of year and the day of the week. The temple is usually open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday between 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The temple will be closed on Mondays and exclusively on certain national holidays.
There are no detailed pooja timings as the Bahá’í Faith does not have traditional rituals or ceremonies. They allow the visitors to pray or meditate silently in the prayer hall. The Lotus Temple is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of modern architecture in India.