The lotus temple is well known for it’s beauty . The temple was completed in 1986 and is one of the most visited places in the world .The lotus is the symbol of peace, purity, love, and immortality and the temple is designed to resemble this beautiful flower.It was designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba, The temple is built in the shape of a floating half open lotus set amidst pools and gardens. This temple has no idols of any God. The Lotus Temple is the only Bahai temple of worship in Asia. There are nine sides to the temple formed by 27 marble petals, arranged in groups of three. The nine doors lead to a central prayer hall that has a capacity of 2500 people and is about 40m high. The floor inside the central hall is also made of marble. The marble used comes from the Penteli Mountain. The lotus temple was designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba, who won acclaim for the project even before the temple was completed.
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Mr. Kumar also agreed with the architect that it would be more difficult to get such a project going in India today, but puts that down to corruption. “In India it’s a big hassle to get permission to build a temple, you have to grease the palms even if it’s a public building,” he said.