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Symmetrical Figures

Nature itself teaches us about symmetry. We can easily find symmetry around us in flowers, animals, etc. Bees can build honeycombs using symmetrical hexagonal shapes by themselves. Similarly, inspired by nature, humans learned to build their architecture with symmetric aspects. The lotus temple in Delhi is one such example.

What Are Symmetrical Figures?

A figure is said to be symmetric if it can be divided into two identical halves by an imaginary line. Such figures are said to be symmetrical figures. There is a different type of line of symmetry.

  1. The vertical line of symmetry
  2. The horizontal line of symmetry
  3. The diagonal line of symmetry

The below discussion is about how we find symmetrical figures in honeycomb.


We get the picture of a honeycomb created by the bees instinctively. It can be seen that the honeycomb is made by repetitive use of one single symmetrical shape.

All of these symmetrical shapes are hexagons. Also, the shape has lines of symmetry.

The next discussion is about symmetry in the lotus temple.


About Lotus Temple

Lotus Temple is present in Delhi.

Lotus temple is known as the only Bahai temple of worship in Asia.

The temple looks like a lotus flower.

It is awarded for excellence in architecture and art.

The below pictures show the interior designs of the lotus temple:

Top of the temple

Interior view

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