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The Bahá'í temple in Delhi

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The unique lotus shaped Bahá'í Temple, a marvel of modern architecture. It is made in the shape of a lotus composed of 27 free-standing  shining white marble clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides and is one of the major attractions for national and international tourists. It represents the Bahai's faith which is an independent world religion, divine in origin, all-embracing in scope, broad in its outlook, scientific in its method, humanitarian in its principles and dynamic in the influence it exerts on the hearts and minds of men.

All around the lotus are walkways with beautiful curved balustrades, bridges and stairs, which surround the nine pools representing the floating leaves of the lotus.  It was to me as ethereal as the Taj Mahal as the colour of the marble used gave it an appearance of floating.  

The Bahá'í temple in Delhi, India was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. It has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. The architect was an Iranian, who now lives in Canada, named Fariborz Sahba.

Written by  Donna Dawson.

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The unique lotus shaped Bahá'í Temple, a marvel of modern architecture. It is made in the shape of a lotus composed of 27 free-standing shining white marble clad "petals" arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides and is one of the major attractions for national and international tourists.

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