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.