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Lotus Temple, New Delhi , New Delhi

Type of Destination
Historical, Heritage, Pilgrimage
Languages Spoken
Hindi, Panjabi, English
Open Time
9AM – 7PM
Ideal Trip Duration
1 - 2.5 Hours
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Also known as the Baháí Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, the Lotus temple is a modern architectural wonder based on the Sydney Opera House. Set in white marble among pleasant gardens, the Baha'i Temple is near Nehru place in south New Delhi. It is the only Bahai temple in Asia and has no Idols of any God or deity. It however has a prayer hall for meditation. One must not miss the unique 2 hour prayer sessions that talk about teachings from all religions and faiths. It is located in Kalkaji, South Delhi, and the best hour to visit is in the early evening because of the shimmering light effect on the Lotus shaped structure of the temple. It takes approximately an hour to explore, and is open from 9 am to 7.30 pm in summers, and 9.30am to 5.30pm in winters, on all days except Monday.

The Temple is known for lush gardens and pools along with its structure, but what is the most fascinating part about the temple is its secular outlook for accepting every religion for a single goal of Liberation.

In a world where conflict between religions unfortunately still occurs, the Lotus Temple welcomes those from all faiths to come and worship here. In doing so, it shows the oneness of all religions; the common goals of love, tolerance and personal development and goodness. 

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Though Delhi has a well laid out transport system, the most convenient way of reaching the Bahai temple is through the Delhi Metro.
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The nearest metro station is Kalkaji Mandir metro station.
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Though in the meditation hall and one can read any religious scriptures, playing music, holding religious ceremonies or giving sermons is prohibited.
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Jul 09, 2014
Remains closed on Mondays. Evening Hours are the best time to visit but may get crowded.
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Jul 09, 2014
Visitors need to be very quite inside the main halls as it is prayer area. Prayers are offered 4 times a day : at 10AM, at 12PM , at 3PM and 5PM.
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