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Lotus Temple

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Ranked No. 2 in New Delhi Important Religious Institutions
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Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019
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Phone: +91-26470526 +91-26444029

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The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, India, is a Baháʼí House of Worship that was dedicated in December 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Like all Baháʼí Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides,[2] with nine doors opening onto a central hall with a height of slightly over 34 meters[2] and a capacity of 2,500 people. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. A 2001 CNN report referred to it as the most visited building in the world.

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Located in the southeastern part of Delhi, the Lotus Temple was built in 1986 and is named after its shape of a lotus flower. The Lotus Temple is built of white marble. It looks like three white petals from a distance, and the lotus flower is surrounded by nine clear water pools. The tall and empty temple has neither gods nor decorations such as carvings and murals. The gardens and pools around the Lotus Temple are open and visitors can rest here. At night, the Lotus Temple is particularly beautiful under the light.
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1.On both sides of the temple’s walkways are shelf spaces for you to store your shoes.2.When the number of tourists is increasing, it is necessary to queue out accordingly at the temple’s entrance. During your waiting time the staff there will introduce and preach the basic concepts of Bahai teachings.3.There are brochures in Chinese available free of charge at the exit area.4.Photo taking is not allowed within the temple and you also have to put your mobile phone to the silent mode.5.If you are not of the Bahai religion, you are not allowed to preach or participate in any of thr religious rituals
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