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.
Some curious facts about Lotus Temple:
Ardishir Rustanpur of Hyderabad had been generous enough to donate his entire life savings to buy the plot for Lotus Temple to be constructed.
The architect, Fariborz Sahba, was approached in 1976, to construct the Lotus Temple. He later managed the fund in such a way that he could also make a greenhouse, where plants and flowers were studied that would be suitable for planting in the premises.
The Delhi Lotus Temple, the Bahai House of Worship, attracts a good number of visitors in a year. With about 4.5 million visitors in a year, it also surpasses the Taj Mahal when it comes to numbers of visitors.
A CNN report has listed the Lotus Temple of Delhi as the most visited establishment in India.
In Sikkim, there is a Shiva temple, the Hindu Legship Mandir, which has been made replicating the famous Lotus Temple of the capital city.
The Lotus Temple of New Delhi is also featured on a stamp of Delhi of Rs. 6.50.
Not stopping at just these, the Lotus Temple went on to making its way to the Guinness Book of World Records, in the year of 2001.
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