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Private Day Tour of Delhi's Grand Temples
"Immerse yourself in the grand architecture of Delhi’s diverse temples on a full-day private tour that also includes a delicious lunch of South Indian cuisine.Following a pick-up from your hotel travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the flower-shaped Lotus Temple Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent for the Baha'i Faith. The award winning temple was completed in 1986 and as well as the striking exterior has a ground-breaking interior and extensive gardens.The Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir) is one of Delhi’s grandest sites of worship. Dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayan (the preserver) the 3-storied temple houses idols of the goddess and lord as well as many shrines and side temples.Visit one of the largest temple complexes in India at the Iskcon Temple which is divided into 3 red and yellow sandstone altars. Enjoy the optional sound and light show
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"Private Delhi Tour: Lotus Temple
"Private Delhi Tour: Lotus Temple Qutub Minar and Dilli Haat""Your private sightseeing tour of Delhi starts as you are picked up from your hotel by your guide and driven to Bahai Temple commonly referred to as the Lotus Temple for its stunning shape that looks like an unfurling white lotus. Admire its renowned architectural design and then enter the temple and learn about its history from your expert guide as you enjoy the welcoming atmosphere inviting people of all religions to worship. Afterward make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Qutub Minar
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"Full Day Old and New Delhi Capital City Tour Including India Gate
"Full Day Old and New Delhi Capital City Tour Including India Gate Red Fort and Lotus Temple""At 9am the driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and drive for full day Delhi city tour with English-speaking local guide.Start your tour from most magnificent monument Red fort.Red Fort The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Red Fort as it is one of the most magnificent monuments in Delhi. Red Fort has two main gateways; Lahori Gate and Delhi Gate situated on the center of the Western and Southern sides respectively. After the fort tour your will enjoy a rickshaw ride. Then move to India Gate and drive by parliament and president house.Then visit India Gate Center of the city
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Bahai Lotus Temple

I don't know, but the Bahai Lotus Temple has not made much impression on me ... I don't understand why the temple, which was built in 1986, is considered to be one of the main attractions of Delhi - the ancient city where there are so many other interesting places. I don't understand why it is a place of pilgrimage for both tourists and many locals (and I have seen hundreds of schoolboys and schoolgirls who were organized in a tour led by their teachers).
The idea of the temple for all religions is not new. I've seen these churches in different places. Architecture in the image of the Sydney Opera House, too, is not original, in concrete and glass, I did not feel the soul (especially soul of lotus). The Baha'i religion is unknown to me, it does not cause any historical or religious associations. Therefore, I believe that this temple has to be visited just only to check it in. You will see the beautiful pools and the wonderful park. In the evening, probably – the Temple is in lights.

You can watch my 4 min 05 sec Video Delhi Lotus Temple out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

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Kuznetsov_Sergey
Jan 24, 2016

Lotus temple, Delhi.

Strange to see such modern architecture in Delhi of the Lotus Temple. Finished only in 1986 as a Bahà'i house of worship, it is open to all denominations and religions. It has won many awards for its architecture and has drawn up to 150.000 visitirs in a day. Entrance is free to the grounds and buildings where there are extensive gardens and also an information centre.

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pfsmalo
May 26, 2014

The Lotus Temple!

This temple is open to all religions, though the Bahais are related to the Shia Sect( The follower of Prophet Ali, who was son in law of Prophet Mohammad) of Moslem Religion.

The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá'í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles.

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Aug 27, 2011

Lotus Temple

The Lotus Temple is the Bahai temple in Delhi, India. It is called the Lotus temple because of its lotus-like shape. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Delhi. It has a beautiful garden outside where tourists can relax. It was inaugurated in 1986. It is the main Bahai temple of the Indian subcontinent. It is one of the most heavily visited sites in the whole world with 4 million visitors every year. It welcomes visitors irrespective of which religion they belong to. A real beauty indeed. It is one of the most photographed buildings in the world.

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Jan 17, 2009
 
 
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Lotus Temple, Delhi

This temple is called the Bahai Temple and is most commonly known as the Lotus Temple. The unique lotus shaped structure houses the beautiful temple of the Bahai people; a religious sect from
Persia. Construction begin in April 1980 and it was finally opened in Dec. 1986. The petals are made of white concrete and are clad in white Greek marble panels on the outside. Entry is free and shoes have to be removed before entry to the temple and left at the shoe counters. No photos are allowed inside the temple. The temple is closed on Mondays and is open from 01 April - 30 Sep. from 9am-7pm and from 01 Oct. - 31 March from 9.30am-5.30pm. Prayer service times are at 10am, 12pm, 3pm and 5pm. There is also a visitors centre outside the temple which is free to enter, but you must obtain a pass from one of the staff outside the temple.

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Jul 21, 2008

Lotus Temple

"There is one God; mankind is one; the foundations of religion are one."

The Lotus Temple, recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith, located in south Delhi on the way to Agra. Shaped like a half opened Lotus flower, this temple is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths. The lotus flower signifies purity and peace. The religion is meant for people from all races, religious backgrounds and culture from around the globe. It represents the Bahai faith, - an independent world religion.

It is really nice to pay a visit there. A wonderful building.

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Emile72
Aug 01, 2007

Meditation and global community at Lotus Temple

I don't believe in gods. But if you have to subscribe to any monotheistic religion, I would recommend the Bahai Faith (I think Miles Davis was a follower) or the Sikh religion. They put toleration and understanding as values before the notion of god.

If you are in Delhi and you like to meditate, you should go and spend a few moments at the Lotus Temple. It's a beautiful building and build in the 1980s. Volunteers direct you and I think the building is all based on donations and service. Obviously, there is a calm peacefulness about the building--that is it's purpose. The power of the building is that 10s of thousands visit this place in a day. They have recorded that 150,000 visited in one day, the most ever. Entrance is free. You can get a guided tour for a donation. If you want to learn about one of the most modern religions, you should take the guided tour. I have a few Bahai friends and they are all cool!

Lotus Temple is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during summer and from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. during winter.

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supune
May 26, 2007

Baha’i Temple

The Baha'i House of Worship, popularly known as the Lotus Temple, is one of the most visited edifices in India. The Lotus Temple in New Delhi is the sole Bahai House of Worship in the whole continent of Asia apart from the six others in Panama, Kampala, Illinois, Frankfurt, Sydney and West Samoa. These seven Bahai Houses of Worship are all world-famous for their architectural beauty and nine-sided design representing the manifestation of God. The Bahai Faith was established in India in the mid 19th century and today India is the largest national contingent of Bahai's in the world with more than 2 million members.

The temple was built in 1986 and reminds me of the Sydney Opera House. You can visit inside where it was nice and cool. I sat down, like other people, on marble and wood benches arranged in a semi-circle towards the rear of the temple where there were 2 brass flower pots with large cut flowers nicely arranged in them. Nice and peaceful inside.

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Bahai Temple (1986)

The Bahai Temple - Completed in 1986, the Bahai temple is set amidst pools and gardens, and adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate silently according to their own religion. The structure is in lotus shape so it often called the lotus temple. The view of the temple is very spectacular just before dusk when the temple is flood lit.
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Feb 24, 2006

Is the Lotus Temple worth it?

In my opinion, the photo here is all you need to see of the Lotus Temple. It was made just a few years ago, and is made of concrete. As you get closer, there are a few interesting angles of the structure, but the interior is sterile and dull. I think this temple is beautiful from a distance, but looses its luster as you get closer.

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DSwede
Jan 06, 2006

Bahai (Lotus) Temple

The Lotus Temple is one of the newer buildings in Delhi that has a certain modern grace to it. (sorta like the Opera house in Sydney, maybe...)

And it also seems to be quite popular with the locals. (the place was swamped when we arrived...)

It is billed as a sort of non-denominational temple where anyone can come and worship...

The grounds are certainly attractive, but I kinda got that "Moonies at the airport, Do you want to buy a flower ???" feeling here... (no real reason for this, just a hunch....)

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Jan 08, 2005

The Baha'ai Faith

"...the purpose of places of worship and edifices for adoration is simply that of unity, in order that various nations, divergent races, varying souls, may gather there and among them amity, love and accord may be realized."
Baha'ai Holy Writings

The Baha'ai Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions. Its central theme is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society

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Apr 04, 2004

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Getting to Lotus Temple

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Bahapur, Kalkaji (9 km/5 mi southeast of Connaught Pl., New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India, 110019

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  • Sunday 09:30 to 17:30
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 09:30 to 17:30
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