The Lotus Temple lies south of New Delhi and is the pride of the Baha'i community; a faith that welcomes people from every religion. Expressionist in style and spectacular in its architectural and structural ingenuity, the House of Worship takes its inspiration from the exquisite lotus flower - a symbol of beauty, purity and divinity intimately associated with worship and a common strand running through the symbolism of many religions in India as well as their international sects and manifestations.

Commissioned, 1976
Opened, Dec 24, 1986

In 1986, the Lotus Temple was dedicated and opened to both practitioners of the Bahá'í Faith and the general public.

Old - American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture in 1987Old - Award for Excellence in Concrete - Publicly Funded Project (American Concrete Institute) in 1990
2020- The temple is featured on a 6.50 rupee postage stamp in India.
2000- It is the first temple in the national capital that makes use of solar power.
Ardishir Rustampur, a Bahai follower from Hyderabad in the Sindh province of Pakistan, donated his entire savings to fund the land purchase of the temple.