The Lotus Temple

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The following are the history of the Lotus Temple. The Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable architectures of Baha’i Faith. Baha’i is religion that related to Hindu religion. This temple located at Kalakaji in New Delhi. The temple forms as a lotus flower and it is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. First and foremost, the Lotus Temple has strictly no restrictions for visitors from outside. The temple is open to all religions. The Lotus Temple give us a peace environment and it also provides an immaculate environment for meditation. The Lotus Temple was completed in 1986. Since the temple finish built it receives numerous recognition all over the world because of its extraordinary architecture and design. Moreover, the Lotus Temple…show more content…
The Lotus Temple received about 4.5 million visitors every year. The entire credit for this spectacular lotus architecture goes to a Persian architect called Fariborz Sahba from Canada. Likely the temple forms as a lotus flower, it doesn’t mean it built only for personifying the shape. Unfortunately, the lotus architecture contain an important message to the people of India in the form manifestation from the almighty. Lotus is a flower that symbols peace, purity, love and immortality. Particularly it is one of the speciality of lotus flower which makes the precious flower as an important icon or symbol in Indian culture and community. This is the clear reason why the design of the Lotus Temple has been inspired by the lotus flower. The temple’s design is like a half opened Lotus flower with 27 freestanding petals which made of pure marble. While designing…show more content…
There is compose of three ranks of nine petals around the structure of the house; each petals appearing from a podium elevating the building above the surrounding plain. The first two ranks curve inward, embracing the inner dome; the third layer curves outward to form canopies over the nine entrances. The nine petals, constructed of reinforced white concrete cast in place, are clad with white marble panels, performed to surface profiles and patterns related to the complex geometry. The nine arches that provide the main support for extreme structure ring the central hall. The nine reflecting pools surrounds the temple represents the precious green leaves of the lotus flower. This nine ponds have virtually no straight lines according to geometrical way. Not only was it difficult to align, so as to produce accurately the complex double-curved surfaces in their vertex intersections. The space between the nine petals are very close which was said to be restricted workspace. Nevertheless, the entire work was carried out by the local labourers. To avoid constructional joints, the nine petals were concreted in a continuous operation for about 48 hours. Concrete was carried about to
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