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Lotus Temple Delhi – Aarti Timings, Location, History, and Facts

lotus temple delhi

One of the seven, lastly built Bahà’í Temple is located in the east of Nehru place, in Delhi. The main aim of the temple is to bring people together and bring unity by removing all kinds of religious race, gender, or any type of ego. For the Delhi Sightseeing Tour, Lotus Temple is one of the top tourist attractions due to its appearance as well as its primary aim of building the temple. The Bahà’í faith has created quite an impression on many visitors, and tourists have taken a liking to the faith.

History of Lotus Temple

Built an Iranian-American background, Fariborz Sahba, who doesn’t belong to any of the three most worshipped religions, built this Lotus Temple. Thus, it is honoured by a small unity of individual putting their faith in Bahà’ì. The land was purchased in the year 1953 in private by the Bahà’ì community. It took six years to complete the temple. The construction of the temple began in 1980, and in 1986, it opened for public visits.

Fariborz Sahba picked Lotus shape architecture as it was a common symbol in all four religions, which are Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and Jainism. So that any religious tourists can visit and enjoy the serenity of the monument. As one can view the exterior of the temple, the Lotus consists of petals, and the surrounding petals are nine water pools, which light up during the dusk, giving the whole temple a magnificent view to its visitors.

Tourists planning a Golden Triangle Tour from Delhi can observe the difference between the Opera House in Sydney, Australia. This temple consists of petals on the outer side; the 27 petals of Lotus are made up of cement, and pieces of marble are used to cover it. The circular shape around the Lotus temple comes with nine entrances. The nine number symbolizes a mystical mean; moreover, it’s also the single maximum number. The roof of the temple is made up of glass and can fit around 2,500 visitors inside it.

Location of Lotus Temple

It is situated near Nehru Place in the South of Delhi. The temple is in between the 26 acres of land where there is a garden around Temple Road in Bahapur. Tourists taking the
Delhi Agar Jaipur Tour
by driving themselves will take 45 minutes from the city centre to reach this temple, whereas there is just a five-minute walk from the Metro Train Station.

Timings of Lotus Temple

Timings for the temple start from 9:00 am to sunset daily except on Mondays. However, it closes early in the winter season by 5:30 pm, that is, from October to March. During summer, it’s open till 7:00 pm from April to the end of September. There are occasional times that are at 10 am, noon, 3 pm, and 5 pm for chanting and reading prayers.

Summer9:00 AM7:00 PM
Winter9:00 AM5:30 PM

Entry Fee of Lotus Temple

Visiting the temple is free of any charge, and kids under 12 years of age are not allowed inside the hall. But one needs to get permission to click photos. However, it gets crowded due to its popularity as a tourist spot. During festival time, one has to wait alone to get into the prayer hall, though the inside of the temple is kind of simple, without many deity photos or pillars.
Specific prayers, reading, or chanting are done occasionally throughout the day. No other kind of religious ritual or ceremony is held in the temple. The whole temple interior and exterior is to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere.


The other things to do in their Delhi Tour Package are to visit Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar for clothes and Nehru Place for gadgets. Moving to the south, pay a visit to Qutub Minar and take a stroll in a park near the Minar. Furthermore, tourists can enjoy the Cultural fest and street foods and learn the bargaining process from the Indian Bazaar.
During the whole tour of Delhi trip, tourists get to experience the peaceful diversity of Indian culture, archaeological heritage sites, forts, shrines, and many more in their visit through their Golden Triangle Tour Package. Lotus temple implies unity and diversity among the people, and the temple states teach the freshness and simplicity of life to the visitors.