Lotus Temple

2008-05-09 1

In the shape of the lotus, the temple represents purity, tenderness and calmness. Its significance is deeply rooted in the minds and hearts of the Asian culture for centuries.

In the shape of the lotus, the temple represents purity, tenderness and calmness. Its significance is deeply rooted in the minds and hearts of the Asian culture for centuries.

In brief, the lotus represents the Manifestation of God. This is what I learned and found while reading.

In the epic poem Mahabharata, the Creator Brahma is described as having sprung from the lotus that grew out of Lord Vishnu’s navel when that deity lay absorbed in meditation. There is a deep and universal reverence for the lotus, which is regarded as a sacred flower associated with worship throughout many centuries.

In Buddhist folklore the Boddhisatva Avalokiteswara is represented as born from a lotus, and is usually depicted as standing or sitting on a lotus pedestal and holding a lotus bloom in his hand. Lord Buddha says you have to be like a lotus which, although living in dirty water, still remains beautiful and undefiled by its surroundings.

No wonder somewhere somehow a lotus bud like temple is been built and its in the heart of NEW DELHI. Any people from all races, religious backgrounds and culture are very welcome to worship discreetly, meaning sermons are prohibited and only scriptural readings may be read. The Lotus Temple is the 8th Bahá’í House of Worship built around the world. Bahá’í House are not link to any of Buddhism or Hinduism in India. It’s a very long story to put it in words, in short please visit the web site I provided in the end. Anyway it’s very eye catching even on the map, so go visit it, say your prayers, feel good and have a good day.

www.bahai.org

www.bahaindia.org/temple/index.html or

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bah%C3%A1'%C3%AD_House_of_Worship

written by ng1336 on 2008-05-09 #places #structure #culture #location #shop #art

One Comment

  1. eyvind
    eyvind ·

    Thanks for the tips.
    I am going to Delhi in two weeks. I will go to this place thanks to this nice article. I really like the ide that people with different religious backgrounds and culture can come to the same place to pray. I think its the way to do it in the future. Its may make people more tolerant towards each other.

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