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Ranakpur Jain Temple

Architectures and Temples

    The sub-continent of India filled with thousands of temples from North to South, and East to West, can be justifiably called The Land of Temples. Thousands of temples adorn the landscape of the entire sub-continent bringing to focus, a vibrant live art gallery, highlighting achievements in art and architecture over a two thousand year period, in a manner never seen in any other part of the world. Regional variations lend dramatic contrasts to lifestyles across the subcontinent, and the stunning variations reflective of this diversity as seen in temple styles across the region can be an enthralling experience even to a mildly interested tourist. In the blog, I intend to …

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Lotus Temple in New Delhi

  The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Like all other Bahá’í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all regardless of religion, or any other distinction, as emphasized in Bahá’í texts. The Bahá’í laws emphasize that the spirit of the House of Worship be that it is a gathering place where people of all religions …