The entry to the temple is through a gate that leads to a pathway with landscaped gardens on both side. We have to take off our shoes and deposit them in the shoe keeping centre. From there, we have to stand in a queue and should wait for our turn.
Once inside, complete silence and peace will take over. People of different religions sit and pray there. The inside hall has nine doors and a capacity to seat 2500 people at one time.
The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city.