TEMPLES OF INDIA – LOTUS TEMPLE
The Lotus Temple in Delhi is an example of one of the most beautiful architectures of the nation. It is popularly known as the Lotus(Kamal) Temple due to its flower shape. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother(Mata) Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won many architectural awards and has been featured in many newspapers and articles for the same.
This Temple is inspired by the the national flower of India – The Lotus, it is made up of 27 free standing marble clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides. The 9 doors of the Lotus Temple open onto a central hall slightly more than 40 or 45 meters tall that is capable of holding up to something 2,500 people. The surface of the House of Worship is made of white marble. The total area is about 26 acres.
The Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other distinction. The laws emphasize that the spirit of the House of Worship be that it is a gathering place where people of all religions may worship God without denominational restrictions.