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"Univerasal Worship"
India is a known as a country of hundreds of religions and communities and the Bahá’í House of Worship is a symbol of such tolerance and respect. Built in 1997, in the shape of a white lotus, it is surrounded by nine crystal blue pools of water and lush green lawns. The idea is to create an illusion of a white lotus floating in water. This building welcomes worshipers, believers and non-believers from all over the country and the world, regardless of religious orientations, and it strives to create a space of calm and positive energy. Aside from religious aspect of it, thousands tourists come everyday to view and enjoy the mammoth lotus structure built out of marble with the red sandstone pathways.
Lotus Temple Road, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, New Delhi, India, 110017
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"Univerasal Worship"
India is a known as a country of hundreds of religions and communities and the Bahá’í House of Worship is a symbol of such tolerance and respect. Built in 1997, in the shape of a white lotus, it is surrounded by nine crystal blue pools of water and lush green lawns. The idea is to create an illusion of a white lotus floating in water. This building welcomes worshipers, believers and non-believers from all over the country and the world, regardless of religious orientations, and it strives to create a space of calm and positive energy. Aside from religious aspect of it, thousands tourists come everyday to view and enjoy the mammoth lotus structure built out of marble with the red sandstone pathways.
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Shambhu Dayal Bagh, New Delhi, India, 110017
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Built on a small hill, the ISKCON Temple is an imposing structure with an elaborate and complex design. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Krishna and was built by the Hare Rama Hare Krishna cult followers. A popular attraction of the temple are the Robots who enact and preach the Holy book Gita. The hall of the temple is centrally air-conditioned with a capacity to accommodate 1,500 people.The interior walls are decorated with works of Russian artists who have drawn different phases of the lives of the Gods. Special programs like kirtan, aarti, pravachan and prasadam are held every Sunday between noon-3pm.

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