Fun Facts About New Delhi’s Lotus Temple

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Lotus Temple is one of New Delhi’s top tourist attractions, and here’s a couple of fun facts that will make you see this flower-like structure in a whole new light.

Unique Shape

The Lotus Temple owes its name to its unique structure, reminiscent of a flower it was named after. It’s composed of 27 free-standing marble “petals”, which form nine sides in clusters of three.

Baháʼí House of Worship

Lotus Temple has nine-sided circular shape just like other Baháʼí Houses of Worship – they welcome people of all religions to gather, reflect, and worship, but only scriptural texts are allowed to be read or chanted.

Solar Power

This is the first temple in Delhi to use solar power, and it saves a significant amount of money in electricity costs this way – approximately 120,000 rupees per month.

Tourist Attraction

Lotus Temple was crowned as one of the most visited buildings in the world at the beginning of the 21st century and even managed to surpass the Taj Mahal with a number of visitors on several occasions.

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