Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple


Bahai Temple or Lotus Temple is on of the most visited edifice in the world. Visitors to Bahai Temple have surpassed the numbers of the visitor's to Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal. The maximum numbers of visitors received in a day are 150,000.

Lotus temple signifies peace and purity. Lotus is the manifestation of God. The pure lotus rising above the stag anent and muddy waters is the symbol of detachment from material things. Lotus is deeply attached to the mythology and culture of Hinduism. Visitors to Lotus Temple have admired the teachings of Bahai Faith and have also liked the structure of the temple.

The outside structure of the house of worship, New Delhi, India is constructed into three ranks of nine petals. The structure of the House of Worship is composed of three ranks of nine petals each springing from a podium which elevates the building above the surrounding plain. The first two ranks curve inward, embracing the inner dome; the third layer curves outward to form canopies over the nine entrances. The petals, constructed of reinforced white concrete cast in place, are clad in white marble panels, performed to surface profiles and patterns related to the geometry. The double-layered interior dome, modelled on the innermost portion of the lotus, is comprised of 54 ribs with concrete shells between. Nine arches that provide the main support for the superstructure ring the central hall. Nine reflecting pools surround the building on the outside, their form suggesting the green leaves of the lotus flower.

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