The Bahai Temple, popularly known as the Lotus Temple, is a principal centre of attraction for the tourists coming to Delhi. This is located at Nehru Place in South Delhi. Nearby lies a famous Kalkaji temple. The Lotus Temple, which was built in 1986 for public worship, attracts maximum number of visitors in a single day in comparison to the other sites of Delhi
The Bahai Temple is unique in structure as the temple is in the form of lotus, the national flower of India, and is open to followers of all faiths. The structure of the House of Worship is composed of three ranks of nine petals each springing from a podium which elevates the building above the surrounding plane. In addition to this, the gardens and pools around the main structure produce a pleasing site for the visitors.
The Lotus Temple, constructed with the help of marble, cement, dolomite and sand, aptly justify the gospel of oneness of God, oneness of religions and oneness of mankind.