Beyond

each

of

the

entrances

to

the

Lotus

Temple

is

a

pool

of

water.

These

pools

are

lit

by

natural

light

during

the

day

and

floodlights

at

night.

From

a

distance,

the

building

appears

as

a

lotus

flower

about

to

bloom,

surrounded

by

its

leaves,

floating

on

a

pool

of

water.

Each

of

the

building’s

nine

doors

opens

onto

a

central

hall

that

can

accommodate

2500

people.

Many

people

from

all

around

the

world

make

a

special

effort

to

visit

this

building

when

they

are

in

India.

The

Lotus

Temple’s

central

hall

is

a

stunning

sight.

Think

and

Talk

About…

The

lotus

flower

is

the

national

flower

of

India.