Every spot in our 5 stars resort in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa takes us to a different place in Asia. Today we are travelling to India to discover the Lotus Temple.
The Lotus Temple, also known as the Baha’i House of Worship, is located in New Delhi. It is the most important temple for Baha’i religion. Open to everyone, it´s one of the most visited buildings in the world.
It is a place for prayer and meditation. Its construction was finished in 1986 and since then, it is considered as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent.
Styled after a lotus flower, with 27 white-marble petals, it can be seen from different points of South Delhi. A lotus flower symbolizes peace and purity. It is India´s national flower.
The Lotus Temple is 40 metres high. It was built with white marble, cement and sand. Around the temple there are 9 pools and bridges, which symbolize the nine spiritual paths of Baha’i religion.
The Lotus Temple has 9 doors, which symbolize the diversity of the human race. Besides prayer and meditation, inside the temple Bahá’u’lláh´s sacred writings are read and people also listen to music. The only requirement to access the temple is taking off your shoes and keeping silence.
At the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we also have our own relax temple. If you visit us this summer, don´t miss out the chance to try our Thai Spa´s exclusive Asian treatments.