The Lotus Temple in Delhi

When we were planning our trip to Delhi and Agra, the idea of seeing the Lotus Temple fascinated me more than possibility to visit famous Taj. I know that these two structures can’t be compared in terms of workmanship, artistry and general scale, but I find the concept of a giant lotus flower peacefully resting on the waters of the surrounding pools so much more attractive than the story behind the construction of the Taj Mahal. Officially known as the Bahai House of Worship, this temple is open to everyone irrespective of their religion. It’s quiet hall is perfect for putting one in a meditative state of mind. But to be honest, for me going inside was a waste. The Lotus temple is one of those structures that should be admired from the outside: it was beautiful enough in the blinding sunlight of the noon, and I can only imagine how splendid it would look in the gentle light of dawn or the bold and vivid colors of the dusk. The lawns are a slight disappointment though – I don’t know why they still go for this style of gardening in India instead of planting shady trees and bushes. Anyway, visiting the Lotus temple in Delhi was great, and I would definitely recommend it.

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Slowly walking towards the temple

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Seeing the giant half open flower from afar

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Coming closer

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Flowers near the stairs

The Lotus temple in Delhi

Resting peacefully on the water

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Lawns, lawns, lawns

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Blinded by the sun and the beauty of the temple 🙂

 

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9 thoughts on “The Lotus Temple in Delhi

  1. Lotus temple in Delhi is one of my favorite places as well. Being born and brought up at Delhi, I always used to go to this place to find peace and solace. The secular prayer hall for meditation showcases optimism for my country.

    • Yes, if I had a chance to frequently visit this place, I’d be definitely more appreciative of the hall and everything it has to offer. Thanks for reading, Pooja.

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