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The Lotus Temple


One of the most visited monuments in the world, it’s supposed to get higher number of visitors than the Eiffel Tower. It’s one of the places of worship for the Bahai religion, which is an open religion and accepts devotees from any walk of life. Beautiful building with an amazing sense of calm inside. I had the good luck to be there at the time of prayer. People are supposed to be quiet inside. No sermons or preaching or instruments are allowed. A lady sang a prayer and her voice filled the arches and reverberated bringing goose bumps.. It was some experience.

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16 responses

  1. Quite liked the hue and shadow in the image.. Good Work!!

    March 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    • dhaami

      Thanks!

      March 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

  2. well, you reminded me….. tht it’s been a long time since i visited the Lotus temple…..

    also, it was visible from my school’s terrace too…. 🙂

    March 20, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    • dhaami

      Really? Well I hope you get to visit soon

      March 20, 2011 at 8:37 pm

  3. It is indeed a beautiful building – inspired by Sydney Opera house, but still. Your photograph is beautiful silhouette , you did a wonderful job even though the sun is too harsh.

    March 20, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    • dhaami

      Yeah I figured but didnt have time to check out if the opera house was built before this one 🙂 But thanks for the info! And thank you for visiting here !

      March 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  4. Lovely shadow play of the monument…

    March 19, 2011 at 7:11 am

    • dhaami

      Thank you!

      March 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

  5. That’s a beautiful shot.
    I visited the Bahai temple in Illinois (http://www.bahai.us/bahai-temple) a year or so ago and it was breathtaking. People were whispering quietly inside but sitting there and looking up at the domed ceiling and at the inscriptions on the walls gave me a surreal feeling. Something that’s hard to describe.

    March 19, 2011 at 12:18 am

    • dhaami

      Thank you! I didn’t know they had these temples in the US . And I agree the feeling is kinda surreal..

      March 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

  6. Beautiful silhouette!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:50 am

    • dhaami

      Thank you Shiju!

      March 19, 2011 at 8:35 pm

  7. Lovely!
    It’s a delightful place indeed.. so, so serene.

    March 18, 2011 at 10:50 am

    • dhaami

      Yep..serene indeed 🙂

      March 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  8. wow wow wow!!!

    amazing capture!!

    March 18, 2011 at 10:44 am

    • dhaami

      Thanks magiceye 🙂

      March 19, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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