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- 25/09/2016#Soulfulsundays The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá'í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Like all Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification. The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with height of slightly over 40 metres and a capacity of 2,500 people. A 2001 CNN report referred to it as the most visited building in the world. Architect - Fariborz Sahba.
Comments25/09/2016 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#15 It is not meditation the pilgrums seek in temples here dear Jim, it is to give thanks mostly and seek the blessings of the presiding deity. There is a daily prayer practice and regular rituals that impart serenity and peace of mind for most seekers even otherwise.25/09/2016 #15 Phil Friedman#13 Praveen and Claire, I am not sure how to feel about the traffic at this temple. I have been many times to the Baha'i temple in Wilmette, IL, USA -- which is very beautiful and generally always serene. To sit without speaking in silent contemplation for an hour or two inside the still temple, then to spend a few minutes speaking with the Baha'is who man the adjacent visitor's center is a mini pilgrimage to renew one's soul. Indeed, I have often thought that if I were to become religious, I would become a Baha'i. But my sense of the quiet strength of Baha'i is jarred by the mental images conjured up by thought of thousands of visitors daily at the Indian temple. And to read Praveen's words that it is chaos as you near the central core is unsettling to my mind. Interesting to know, though. Thank you for sharing this.25/09/2016 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#12 That's the most amazing i have ever heard said about Tirupati (it is near to Madras/Chennai and on the southern border of Andhra Pradesh)! How long ago was this visit of yours Dean? These days, the throngs start real early. Special poojas / ceremonies start at 4am. If you want to participate in one, the online waiting list itself is for a minimum of a couple of months atleast. Nearly 20 million footfalls a year in recent times is what is officially stated and the collections could be equally unbelievable. Do share a pic or two some time.25/09/2016 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#4 Ken i made a comment that seems to have been deleted...I did not do it mmyself...and there wasn't anything controversial in it. I say it again - the Lotus Temple is indeed a modern architectural marvel. And am not sure if the Taj attracts more visitors than the Lord Balaji temple i spoke about earlier...it attracts on an average nearly 20 million visitors every year!25/09/2016 #6 Claire Cardwell#1 Thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, am googling it now! Now you mention it @Ken Boddie I do see similarities between the sail shapes of the Sydney Opera House (which I had the fortune to visit when I was 13). I did find it staggering that it attracts more visitors than the Taj Mahal.....25/09/2016 #4 Ken BoddieBeautiful building, Claire. It appears to have similarities to the Sydney Opera House, based on review of photographs only, as I have visited the Opera house but not the Lotus Temple. Do you know if the Lotus Temple architect was actually inspired by the Opera House? And as I write this I notice that @Praveen Raj Gullepalli has also similarly commented (great minds or is it fools again, Praveen?) As for the CNN claim to being the most visited building in the world, I would have thought that the Taj Mahal would be closer? What say you Praveen?25/09/2016 #1 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Claire, it is mostly a media-hyped tourist attraction. There is some ancient science, wisdom and legend that goes into building temples which is absent in the Lotus Temple. Calling it the Mother Temple would also be misleading. There are 51 Shakthi Peethas (Goddess/Mother sanctums) that deserve that nomenclature. The temple of Lord Balaji in Tirupati (known as the Indian Vatican but much older) is probably the one temple with the highest footfalls everyday. He is also considered one if the richest Gods ever, as even today devotees offer gold, jewels, large amounts by the minute, so that he can repay the loan he took from Lord Kubera, the God of Wealth. He owns seven hills in South India along with huge properties through his temple trust. Google Tirupati and you would know all the awe-inspiring metrics. :)
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