The Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS) is unique temple dedicated to the Light of all faiths and world peace. Emanating from the vision, design and inspiration of H.H. Sri Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev), the LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. Nestled in the peaceful countryside of Virginia, its doors are open to people of all faiths. In fact, anyone would feel at home at this universal shrine, for its individual altars represent and honor all the world’s many faiths.