Lotus Temple Or Bahai Temple:
faith represents the equality of mankind and oneness of its soul. The
same feeling has been successfully transcended into the beautifully and
scientifically degined Bahai Temple in Delhi, designed by Fariburz
Sahba, an Iranian-born Canadian architect, in shape of the lotus flower,
symbol of purity throughout India and predominantly celebrates the
number nine, which not only represents the highest digit but also unity
in the Bahai faith. There are nine pools that have been constructed on
the elevated platform signifying the green leaves of the lotus and also
serves to cool the stark, elegant interiors of the structure. The
delicate and sleek architecture is built in two layers. The first layer
consists of nine white marble-covered petals pointing towards heaven,
while the second layer of nine petals serves to conceal the portals.
When seen from a short distance, it looks like a fabulous example of
origami work. The interior, especially, the Hall of Worship, conforms to
that of all Bahai temples and is so silent that even a low whisper
echoes loudly in the structure. No religious icons are housed here
except the copies of the Holy Scriptures and wooden pews. The
construction of the temple was completed in 1986.
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