Delhi's Famous Lotus Temple


I recently visited Lotus Temple and took these pictures. This is a beautiful lotus flower like structure with 27 petals.Made up of white marble in the shape of a half opened lotus flower,this complicated yet beautiful structure was brought into realization by Fariborz Sahba,Canadian architect of Iranian origin and his team members.


There are 9 pools surrounding the building that signify green leaves of the Lotus. From the inside of it, it's a huge meditation hall with a seating capacity of around 1300 people at a time.There are no religious icons and symbols inside.


Temple height is 34 m from floor to apex and it is 70 m in diameter. In appearance it looks very much like Sydney Opera House, looks spectacular at dawn when its floodlit. 






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  1. Wow - so gorgeous!

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    1. yes, that's exactly how I reacted when I saw it first.It is indeed a beautful structure

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  2. What a magnificent building Shweta. You can't call it anything else but the Lotus Building. Beautiful.

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    1. yes Don,it's beautiful indeed. I spent sometime sitting near one of the pools to simply gaze at it in awe.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this. What a beautiful place that must be.

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  4. Appreciate your comment Paul. Yes! a beautiful structure that looks really beautiful in the evenings.

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  5. Even I thought of the Sydney Opera House when I first saw the structure, from far though. The tour I took just whizzed past it.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my space:) yes, at first glance it does look like Sydney Opera House.

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  6. What a beautiful building, thanks for visiting my blog

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  7. Lovely photography of a beautiful building ` love lotus flowers and their symbol ~ thanks and thanks for visiting and posting a comment ~ carol, xxx

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    1. My pleasure! and thanks for visiting my space too:)

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  8. Gorgeous temple! Thanks for sharing...Christine

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    1. Yes Christine, it is a gorgeous building!

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  9. Wow! That is spectacular. Reminds me a bit of the Sydney Opera house. :)

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    1. :) yes, it is a spectacular structure.

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  10. Stylish and gorgeous!

    Beautiful shots. You managed the light very well...

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    1. Thank you for your kind words:) Appreciate it!

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  11. It does resemble the Sydney Opera House! Lotus Temple is so beautiful, I drive past it so regularly and have only been there once. Going inside makes me want to meditate, it is so peaceful. You have captured it so well through your photos.

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    1. Thank you Amelia:) Yes, one does feel like meditating inside...I felt that too.

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  12. Marvellous this temple in the landscape! And I like your picture with palm, sun and Lotustemple. You have a nice blog, I will come later again and read more about India, I am very interested.
    Have a good time!
    Elfe

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    1. Thank you for your visit and your kind comment Water woman:)The picture that you liked is my favourite too.

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