Bahá’í HOUSE OF WORSHIP (LOTUS TEMPLE)
The Bahá’í House of Worship in New Delhi is one of the seven Bahá’í houses of worship in the world.
It is dedicated to the ‘oneness of God, man and religion’ and welcomes people of all races and faiths to worship their Creator. Its unique design, inspired by the lotus flower, features 27 free-standing concrete petals clad in white marble. Locals claim the lotus flower, found in dirty and stagnant water, signifies ‘purity’. There is also a prayer hall for silent prayer and meditation. Although there are no images in the temple and no sermons given, prayer services occur four times a day, are multi-faith in character and often consist of chanting. There is also a state-of-the-art information center set within the grounds.