Bahai Temple



One of the most remarkable buildings of the 20th century, the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple, is a synthesis of the most advanced technology and age-old skills. It also sets an example of what can be achieved by the mutual efforts and combined talents of a multicultural team of engineers and artisans. Led by an Iranian architect, twelve engineers produced four hundred architectural drawings; nine thousand cubic meters of marble was quarried in Greece; stone craftsmen in Italy used the latest computer technology to cut the marble with precision; the pieces were shipped to India and then assembled in Delhi by approximately ten thousand Indian craftsmen. This masterpiece in marble sits like a jewel in a reflecting pond. Adherents of all faiths are welcome to this non-denominational ‘house of worship.’

New Delhi


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