Lotus Temple

Some memories of our visit to the Lotus Temple at Delhi…

The Lotus Temple is a Bahai place of worship. According to Wikipedia, “As with all other Bahá’í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all regardless of religion, or any other distinction, as emphasized in Bahá’í texts. The Bahá’í laws emphasize that the spirit of the House of Worship be that it is a gathering place where people of all religions may worship God without denominational restrictions. The Bahá’í laws also stipulate that only the holy scriptures of the Bahá’í Faith and other religions can be read or chanted inside in any language; while readings and prayers can be set to music by choirs, no musical instruments can be played inside. Furthermore no sermons can be delivered, and there can be no ritualistic ceremonies practiced.

The Lotus Temple is a serene place that I loved, and am thankful for visiting in my lifetime. I loved the peace that prevails inside the temple.

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10 responses to “Lotus Temple

  1. Priya, I have never seen anything like this! The Lotus Temple is spectacular. And the grounds are incredibly green. Thank you for sharing your photos–they are fantastic.

  2. Swar

    Woww! Lovely pics, esp. the one where it looks like the lotus is kissing the clouds 🙂 Brilliant 🙂

  3. Beautiful pics. I remember visiting Lotus Temple as a kid and we were told to super quiet. It is a beautiful and peaceful place.

    • priya

      @Tanu

      It is so beautifully peaceful inside, no? It was so quiet I could hear the sounds of birds inside. I fell in love with the place. 🙂

  4. Anu

    yes…i’ve been to this place..
    How peaceful inside the bahai house na….i felt like staying calm like that all the time…

    • priya

      @Anu

      It’s so peaceful inside, it makes you feel calm. I wanted to be there for a longer time.. but sadly.. couldn’t stay much.. Would love to visit the place again. 🙂

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