Bahá’í House of Worship

“Remembrance of God is like the rain and dew, which bestow freshness and grace on flowers and hyacinths, revive them and cause them to acquire fragrance, redolence and renewed charm.”

-Bahá’í Writings

Welcome to the official website of the Bahá’í House of Worship, popularly known as the Lotus Temple located in New Delhi, India. Like eight Houses of Worship around the world, this magnificent structure stands for the principle of the oneness of humankind. People of all racial, religious, national backgrounds, are welcomed to pray and meditate within its precincts. It is a collective centre of society to promote cordial affection where everyone is held in its embrace as equals. This edifice is dedicated to the one God, the Creator of all humanity and of the entire universe. 

The Writings of the Bahá’í Faith maintain that God is unknowable in His Essence and throughout the ages, He has sent a succession of Divine Messengers, Avatars or Manifestations of God, to educate and guide humanity.

The House of Worship highlights the importance of prayer in the life of individuals and communities. It provides a space for expressing that desire to communicate with our Creator through prayer that is conceived as “the essential spiritual conversation of the soul with its Maker, direct and without intermediation”. It further underscores the significance of collective worship as a fundamental element of a pattern of community life that is spiritually and materially prosperous. Furthermore, devotional services at the House of Worship are universal in character, welcoming all to be uplifted through opening their hearts and minds to the Words of God.

While worship forms a key tenet of the House of Worship, service to humanity is considered an outward expression of the inner transformation that worship brings about. This service is expressed through deeds carried out in the spirit of service for the betterment of humanity; communal worship in homes, neighborhoods and villages; an educational process that builds the capacity of individuals to serve others; and, through a pattern of community life embodying the principle of the oneness of humanity. In this manner, a House of Worship is envisioned to become a centre for social, scientific, educational and humanitarian services, living up to its title of the “dawning-place of the mention of God”.  

This Bahá’í House of Worship, dedicated to public worship in 1986, is the property of and is owned by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of India.

An introduction to fundamental principles of the Bahá’í Faith

A center for spiritual, social and material progress of communities

Design concept, its elements and a historical timeline

General information regarding your visit