Lotus Temple - NEW DELHI, INDIA
The Lotus Temple is located in the village of Bahapur in New Delhi, India and is a Baháʼí House of Worship that was inaugurated in1986. Designed by the Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba, the temple has won numerous architectural awards and has become a famous attraction in the city.
Inspired by the lotus flower, the design for the House of Worship is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides. The nine doors of the Lotus Temple open onto a central hall 34.4 meters high and can accomodate 2.500 people. The surface of the temple is made of white marble from Penteli mountain of Greece.
Like all Baháʼí Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion.