Lotus Temple: Abode Of Faith

Location :The Lotus Temple located in the Indian capital city of Delhi is actually the Baha’i House Of Worship. To be more précise, this temple is situated in Bahapur, a village in New Delhi.

Architect:  The name of the Iranian architect is FariborzSahba. He is now a resident of Canada.

FariborzSahba : He is an Iranian – American architect. He designs the Baha’i architectures. He possesses a Master’s degree educational qualification crowned by the faculty of Fine Arts from the University of Tehran.

Expressionist Architectural Style : This was an architectural movement in Europe. This indicated that the architecture contained the individual thinking and ideas of the architecture which may or may not be influenced by some established structures. They are outcomes of some emotional effect or portraying a thought through symbolism.

Baha’i House of Worship: This is the place of worship of the Baha’i faith. The Baha’i faith teaches equality among all people irrespective of their religion or caste. This faith is a religion that preaches the essential worth of every religion and improvises unity among all.

Structure :The structure of this temple is an inspiration of the lotus flower. This house of worship contains 27 freely hanging marble petals clustered in groups of three forming a total of 9 sides. There are nine doors on the nine sides shown by the petals. Each of which opens up to the central hall that can accommodate around 2500 people at a time.

The surface of this House of Worship has been made of white marble that has been mined from the Greek Mountain named Penteli Mountain. This is the marble using which every other, whether ancient of modern day Baha’i monuments are made.

Besides, the area in which the temple stands has 26 acres asit’s own property. This area contains ponds and gardens ornamentally decorating the temple.

Construction and credits : This magnificent construction of the beautiful architecture was constructed by the ECC Constructions Group possessed  by the Larsen &Tourbo Limited.

Larsen &TourboLimited : This is an India based multi – national company with its headquarters in Mumbai, India. The company holds its business interests in different sectors such as construction. Engineering, informational technology and some more.

Fund credit :A major part of the fund required for purchasing the land for this construction purpose had been donated by ArdishirRustampur of Hyderabad , Sindh.

Electricity : The entire temple glows using solar power. This saves the cost of electricity. The Lotus Temple is the first ever temple in Delhi that uses solar power as its source of electricity.

Tourism:  This place is increasingly attracting more and more tourists every year. To around 70 million tourists in the late 2001 to around 100 million tourists have been visiting this temple in the year of 2014 and the number is still counting.

Attraction : This places attracts tourists due its rich heritage of professional architecture along with art and religious works.

Char Minar: Much Ado About Nothing

Location : The CharMinar is a historical monument located in  Hyderabad, Telengana, India. The monument is located on the east bank of the Musi River.

MusiRiver : This river is basically a tributary belonging to the Krishna River that flows through the Deccan Plateau across the Telangana state in India.

Pride:  Charminar has it’s name enlisted in the Archaeological and Architectural treasures on the official list of Monuments that is prepared by the Archaeological Survey Of India.

Archaeological Survey of India: Also, abbreviated as the ASI is a National government agency that is a wing of the Ministry of Culture. This body is responsible for archaeological research and the preservance of the architecture heritage of India.

History: The Charminar had been built by the fifth ruler of Qutb Dynasty, Sultan Muhammad QuliQutb Shah in the year of 1591. Due to this amazing historical architecture, this landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad.

Indo-Islamic Architecture Style :This style of architecture basically portrays the Indian Architectural System along with the taste of Islamic Culture. This kind of shapes basically took place with the advent of Islamic tradition in the Indian Subcontinent.

Persian Architecture:  This kind of architecture sights the traits of Iranian architecture and flavours of architects from different parts of West and Central Asia.

The architecture of Charminar : The Charminar is a form of indo – Islamic Architecture with influences derived from the Persian Architectural styles.

History in the History :At a time during the reign of the Mughal governorship, the south western minaret had fallen into pieces having struck by a lightning of some enormous intensity for the monument. It is was then repaired at a cost of 60,000 rupees. Later, in the year of 1824 , the monument had under done a finer repairmen owing a cost of one lakh rupees.

Structure :The Charminar is basically a masjid. It bears the shape of a square. There are four, each approximately around 66 feet long, grand arches. Each grand arch faces a chief point that leads to four different streets. At each corner of the square stands a 56 metre long minaret having a double balcony. Each individual minaret have been crowned by a dome with petal like designs at its base. There are a total of 149 steps that leads to the top most floor. The entire structure has beautiful architectural decorations throughout with beautifully designed balustrades and balconies.

There is an underground connecting tunnel that opens up into the Gollakonda fort in Hyderabad. It is said that during a siege , this was used as an escape route. The, now dried path was once filled with water. Women were at first allowed to pass through it followed by the men who needed to flee off site.

This architecture possesses a mosque at the end of the open roof in the western end.  Also, there is a water cistern in the middle of the mosque bearing a small fountain.

Looking for a home in Playa del Carmen? Overlook these 7 flaws

Individual tastes and preferences will always defer no matter what. Everybody loves personalisation as it gives a sense of ownership. There is scope for personalisation in every aspect even while buying a home in Playa del Carmen.

In fact a house gives utmost freedom to decorate it as the owners want. Therefore this should fact should be kept in mind while finalizing a house as sometimes buyers tend to put off a deal just because they are not satisfied with minor features such as paint or wallpapers.

Since buying a house in Playa del Carmen is in itself a huge investment that people don’t want to spend on other repairs. However real estate experts that home owners should deter from minor repairs or expenses. While deciding on the budget is advisable to keep spare money to cover some minor repairs which are as follows:

  • Wallpaper: This is a minute aspect one would want to lose a perfect deal over. The taste of buyer and seller will definitely defer hence be reflected in the choice of wallpapers. This doesn’t mean it is some irreversible damage. Very often one indulges in home improvement after couple of years residing in it. But there is no harm in doing it before one formally starts residing in a new house.
  • Kitchen cabinets: Style is ever changing and appliances of utility need constant renewal. This applies to kitchen cabinets as cabinet re-facing is an inexpensive task. With few extra bucks one can make the old cabinets and drawers look new.
  • Unnecessary wall adornments: Mirrors are common in this category which was a rage sometime back. With the changing trend one would like to put some wall hanging or painting. If none suits then one can simply paint it for the fresh look.
  • Window decor: One of the most noticeable features of a house is the windows. If they are done in a tasteless manner then it might put off the buyer. But one should remember that it gives an opportunity to the perspective buyer to incorporate in their rich style.
  • Broken heating or cooling system: Both are quintessential for modern day living. If the damage isn’t too huge and under control then the house should be given a thumbs up. Decisions shouldn’t be hasty as it might lead to over-estimation of costs.
  • Closet doors: Closets are essentials and it is important that they remain in perfect condition as valuables are stored in them. However a few missing doors isn’t some damage that cannot be repaired.
  • Bathroom grout: A discolored one is a signal for danger as majority of buyers understand it as a sign of a moldy house. They shouldn’t base their judgment on just what they see. A home inspector should be contacted to find out the real damage and whether it can be fixed with a little scrubbing.

At the end of the day it is definitely the buyers call but they need to be guided properly. Some issues which seem huge at the surface might be a superficial one. Hence a good buyer should go to the depth of the problem to figure out its impact and not stick to ‘seeing is believing’ phrase.

This is a post by our author of the week, Marco. He is a real estate expert and blogger. He frequently writes on real estate, travel and good.