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Delhi's Lotus temple is one of Baha'i houses of worship in the world at present, symbolizes unity, reflects the spiritual truths of the Baha'i Faith: the oneness of God, the oneness of humanity.

Lotus temple is iconic monument, helping india to be a spiritual center of the world. India has been associated with the Baha’i Faith right from its inception in 1844, as one of the first eighteen people who recognized and accepted the Bab, the forerunner of Baha’u’llah, was from India. Today, over 2 million Baha’is representing the great diversity of the Indian nation live in every state of India in over 10,000 localities.  Lotus temple is iconic monument, helping india to be a spiritual center of the world. The Baha’i Temple in New Delhi, however, occupies a unique position. Not only does it embody the spiritual aspirations and basic beliefs of the world-wide Baha’i community, but, significantly in a land of myriad religions, it has begun to be seen as providing a unifying link, bringing divergent thoughts into harmony by virtue of its principle of oneness – of God, religion, and mankind. This, perhaps, is the secret of its unabated popularity. It is one of the most bahai Houses of Worship of world as turkestan, Uganda, Panama, Samoa, Australia, Germany, and North America. In each location, the surrounding indigenous culture is restated within the temple’s architectural form and sacred symbolic decorations.

Bahai Temple or Lotus Temple is on of the most visited edifice in the world. Visitors to Bahai Temple have surpassed the numbers of the visitor’s to Eiffel Tower and Taj Mahal. The maximum numbers of visitors received in a day are 150,000.

Lotus being a symbol of peace and prosperity all around the world, the shape of the temple personifies the purpose for which the foundation of this marvelous man-made architectural was laid. Lotus temple is made of pristine marble blocks, cement, dolomite and sand and the entire ascetic value is coddled by the group of nine pools filled with crystal clear water. In accord with the mores of Baha’i religion, the temple is open to everyone from anywhere in the world who is looking for inner peace and wants to break the shackles of trepidation.

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Inside view of temple

Bahá’í architecture successfully incorporates spiritual, artistic, and cultural influences within its eight Houses of Worship around the world. In accordance with principles of the Bahá’í Faith, the edifices attempt to create an atmosphere where people of all beliefs, cultures, and traditions can come to pray, meditate, or simply enjoy the tranquility and artistry. Bahá’í architecture is very different from the sacred architecture of any other era, because its goals are to unify the people of many different races, backgrounds, and religions into one central area where peaceful and harmonious thoughts prevail.

God and Goddess worshipped

The unique feature of the temple is that there are no idols worshipped or kept inside the temple. Since the temple signifies the Bahá’í Faith which was founded by Bahá’u’lláh in the 19th-century. The followers believe in unification of God and spiritual unity of all mankind. Simply meaning that there is ‘one god’. The three core principles of Bahá’í’s teachings include the unity of God, the unity of religion and the unity of humanity. The temple is dedicated to these principles and includes a prayer hall where people from various religious beliefs can engage into silent meditation and prayers.

Reprentative of bahai religion faith

The purpose of the symbol that appears on Bahá’í ringstones and other Bahá’í identity jewelry is a visual reminder of God’s purpose for man, and for Bahá’ís in particular. Bahá’í identity jewelry often is a conversation starter about the Faith and may be considered a teaching and proclamation aid.

The Baha’i religion is a relatively new faith in the world. The Baha’i headquarters is in Haifa, Israel, and is known for the temple that sits on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The terms “Bahai faith” and “Bahai religion” are both correct termonology. “Bahai faith” is the term most associated with the worldview and convictions of Bahai’s adherents, while “Bahai religion” is the term most used when refering to the community’s organization, institutions, and religious requirements. The Baha’i religion also has important symbols, such as the Ringstone.

The Australian Baha’i Temple, or House of Worship, is a place of prayer and meditation in SYDNEY