The national capital of India, New Delhi is famous for its iconic Lotus Temple which is an edifice dedicated to the Baha’i faith. The magnificent structure of this building unfolds in the form of a stupendous white petal lotus and is one of the most visited places in the world. The architectural design of this shrine was conceptualized by Canadian architect Fariborz Sahba and was completed in the year 1986. The temple seeks to propagate the oneness of the Almighty and is open to all regardless of their nationality, religion, race, or gender. The temple is one of the seven Baha’i House of Worship present around the world.
As you enter the complex, you will encounter an enchanting entrance gate, beautiful floral gardens, and scintillating pools. The pathway leading up to the temple doors is lined with lush green shrubs and a feeling of tranquility adorns the atmosphere despite the bubbling crowd. You can read and chant religious texts of any faith and music rendition of religious texts can be sung without any inhibitions in the temple complex. It is one of the best places in the capital and has a marvelous style of architecture.