Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple), is located in Kalkaji in the southern part of Delhi, India. The most captivating architectural wonder of the 20th century, the Lotus temple is the place which beckons people from all the sects and religions. Shaped like a Lotus in white marble, cement, dolomite and sand, the temple lures every single traveller to Delhi India.
The delicate architecture of the Lotus Temple is one of the marvels of modern architecture. The temple gives the impression of a half-open lotus flower afloat, surrounded by its leaves. The shining pure white marble, the majestic dome, the petals clearly standing out create a sense of grandeur and awe. All around the lotus are walkways with beautiful curved balustrades, bridges and stairs that surround the nine pools representing the floating leaves of the lotus. It is a remarkable tabernacle of peace and beauty and an engineering feat that will set standards for centuries.
Capturing the imagination with its simplicity and elegance this monument in marble is dedicated to the purpose of prayer, meditation and spiritual upliftment.
Built: 1986 (construction period: six years and eight months)
Architecht: Mr. Fariburz Sabha (Canada)
Consultant: The Flint and Neill partnership (London)
Contrator: ECC Construction group of M/s Larsen and Toubro (India)