The Lotus Temple that is located in South Delhi is also known as 'Bahai House of Worship'. This 20th century wonder made of marble, dolomite, cement and sand is dedicated in December 1986. This temple represents the Baha'i faith - founded by Baha'ullah, an independent world religion.
The Lotus Temple is in the form of a white half-opened lotus flower. This is one of the most visited structures in India. It is estimated the temple has attracted more than 50 million visitors since its inception.
Prayer sessions are conducted four times a day. Prayers of all religions are delivered during these sessions. The timings for prayer sessions are as follows:
10:00AM to 10:15AM
12:00PM to 12:15PM
3:00PM to 3:15 PM
5:00 PM to 5:15 PM
In the Information Centre of the temple, there is an exhibition showing the different aspects of Baha'i faith in the form of photographs and a 30-minute movie.
Similar in style to the Sydney Opera Hose, the Lotus Temple is located in the vast area of 26 acres of plush green land.
Entry fee : Free
Summer (Apr 1 to Sep 30): 9:00AM to 7:00 PM
Winter (Oct 1 to Mar 31)): 9:30AM to 5:30PM
From May 09 changes are done to opening time.
MONDAY to SATURDAY
8:30a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
4:00p.m. to 07:30 p.m.
Other information for tourists:
The temple is closed every Monday.
Please remove your footwear before entering the temple premises
Please switch off your mobile phones.
Please maintain absolute silence inside the temple.