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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Random Alphabets: 'L' for Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple: Located in Kalkaji in the south of Delhi, it is lotus shaped and has rightly been given the name. It is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility

It is a very recent architectural marvel of the Bahai faith. The Bahá'í Faith is the youngest of the world's independent religions.
Its founder, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), is regarded by Bahá'ís as the most recent in the line of Messengers of God that stretches back beyond recorded time and that includes Abraham, Moses, Buddha, Zoroaster, Christ and Muhammad. The central theme of Bahá'u'lláh's message is that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification in one global society. God, Bahá'u'lláh said, has set in motion historical forces that are breaking down traditional barriers of race, class, creed, and nation and that will, in time, give birth to a universal civilization. The principal challenge facing the peoples of the earth is to accept the fact of their oneness and to assist the processes of unification.

26 comments:

Prachi Pandey March 15, 2009 at 2:52 AM  
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Alec March 15, 2009 at 3:00 AM  

beautiful pics, nice acrchitecture

David O. Brink March 15, 2009 at 3:02 AM  

looks gorgeous, very well captured

Er. Nidhi Mishra March 15, 2009 at 3:03 AM  

excellent clicks of beautiful temple

Ashok March 15, 2009 at 3:04 AM  

first pic is simple mesmerising

potpourrii March 15, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

You have captured mesmerizing shades and moods of the lotus temple. Bahá'u'lláh's views are more apt and relevant in these troubled times.

Vinisha March 15, 2009 at 10:45 AM  

Hmmm, I like the ideology. Thanks for the post. :)

Hilda March 15, 2009 at 11:35 AM  

An interfaith center sounds marvelous! And this building is such a beauty too, especially at night!

joo March 15, 2009 at 2:20 PM  

beautiful and amazing place!

Indrani March 15, 2009 at 2:52 PM  

Lots of info and great backgrounds in each shot. :)

अनिल कान्त : March 15, 2009 at 5:05 PM  

काफी ज्ञानवर्धक जानकारी प्राप्त हुई

मेरी कलम - मेरी अभिव्यक्ति

Meena March 15, 2009 at 9:02 PM  

Wow,
really cool building. I realized too late in life that I really like architecture. I didn't know that temple existed...really amazing.

namaki March 15, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

this is a beautiful serie for a gorgeous temple ... oepen to all religions you say, and that makes it even more beautiful ! What a nice place it must be to meditate in !PS: to answer your question, no I'm not a professional, I just love taking pictures ... ;-)

J.C. March 15, 2009 at 9:46 PM  

I love the lotus design of this structure. In Buddhism, the lotus symbolizes "purity". It's nice that the shape of a lotus can be captured in such a huge structure!

nituscorner March 15, 2009 at 10:37 PM  

Now this is one of my fav places in delhi....every time i visit delhi i try to make a trip to the lotus temple. I love the calm and serene enviornment here.

JHAROKHA March 15, 2009 at 10:44 PM  

Bahut sundar photografs...

Anouska Awasthi March 16, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

beautiful clicks, the first one stands out..truly

Hobo ........ ........ ........ March 16, 2009 at 10:07 AM  

Whole day spent to get such pictures - Right ?
Work-Hard attitude.
Claps !!!

magiceye March 17, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

superb portraits of the lotus temple!

R. Ramesh March 17, 2009 at 8:34 PM  

ya global religion is the need of the hour..excellent pix and content

MUFLIS March 18, 2009 at 8:25 AM  

achhe photographs haiN....
felt like being around there..
itni jaankaari ke liye shukriya.
---MUFLIS---

Patty March 19, 2009 at 12:22 AM  

Very modern futuristic looking building.

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