‘Dil Walon ki Dilli mein fir se apka swagat hai‘ (welcome to warmhearted Delhi)! Travellers identify it as a ‘must see place’ in Delhi, I call it a home of love, peace and tranquility – It is the Baha’i House of Worship in Delhi. Popular as the Lotus Temple, Baha’i Mandir is one of the most visited edifices in the world!
The life outside the Lotus temple is busy, chaotic and signifies the life of a common man – one who is busy to earn a living, struggling to feed his family. Once you enter the main gate, the path surrounded by exuberant gardens that leads to the main temple is like a journey amidst the beautiful greens of God’s blessings; while the iconic, white lotus-like architecture stands as a symbol of divine peace. It is one of the top ten monuments of India. Inside the main hall lies the secret of the Lotus Temple – the Unifying spirits of Mankind, where people from all religion unite in search of the Almighty. Where prayers speak the language of faith and not scriptures, where not sermons but blessings are delivered. It seems like every prayer is reaching God without any musical chants or customary rituals being performed.
Address : Lotus Temple Rd, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur, New Delhi, DL 110019
Timings : 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM (Summer)
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM (Winter)
|Address||Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Bahapur, Kalkaji|
|Summer Opening Time||9:00 AM|
|Summer Closing Time||7:00 PM|
|Summer Last Entry Time||6.30 PM|
|Winter Opening Time||9:00 AM|
|Winter Closing Time||5.30 PM|
|Winter Last Entry Time||5:00 PM|
|Nearest Metro Station||Kalka Ji Mandir|
|Photography Allowed||Yes, except central hall|
|Time Required to Visit||1 to 2 hours|
One never gets tired of praising the beauty of Lotus Temple and its virtues!
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