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The Image of the Mystic Flower

AuthorJulie Badiee
Title of item
The Image of the Mystic Flower
Subtitle of item
Exploring the Lotus Symbolism in the Bahá'í House of Worship
Parent publication   Journal of Bahá'í Studies
Publisher of this ed.
Ottawa, ON: Association for Bahá'í Studies North America
Date of this edition 2000
Permission publisher
Posted 2022-01-10 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Published Articles
Abstract The design of the temple in India creates the visual effect of a large, white lotus blossom emerging from the pools of water around it. Besides many other deep and old cultural meanings, flower imagery symbolizes the appearance of the new Manifestation.
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Tags Allegories and metaphors; Buddhism; Flowers; Hinduism; Islam; Lotus temple; Mashriqul-Adhkar (House of Worship); Mashriqul-Adhkar, Delhi; Mughal empire and architecture; Symbolism
Locations New Delhi; India
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