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Hindu Temple in Middle East

Hindu Temple in Middle East

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple, marking a significant milestone for the Indian community in the Middle East. The BAPS Hindu temple, spread over 27 acres and built at a cost of over ?700 crore, is also the largest in the region and symbolizes the deepening relationship between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

During his two-day visit to the UAE, PM Modi praised UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his support in donating 13.5 acres of land for the temple's construction in 2015. Mr. Al Nahyan's prompt decision facilitated the temple's establishment, with PM Modi laying the foundation three years later. Construction began in 2019 after an additional 13.5 acres of land was donated.

Located in Abu Mreikhah near Al Rahba, the temple, built by the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), held its consecration ceremony on Wednesday. The temple features seven spires representing the seven emirates of the UAE, with each spire adorned with idols of important deities including Lord Ram, Lord Shiv, Lord Jagannath, Lord Krishna, Lord Swaminarayan, Tirupati Balaji, and Lord Ayappa. Swami Brahmaviharidas, head of international relations for BAPS, highlighted that the seven spires not only honor the unity of the seven emirates but also promote unity and harmony among cultures and religions in the multicultural landscape.

Hindu Temple in Middle East

Hindu Temple in Middle East

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple, marking a significant milestone for the Indian community in the Middle East. The BAPS Hindu temple, spread over 27 acres and built at a cost of over ?700 crore, is also the largest in the region and symbolizes the deepening relationship between India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

During his two-day visit to the UAE, PM Modi praised UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his support in donating 13.5 acres of land for the temple's construction in 2015. Mr. Al Nahyan's prompt decision facilitated the temple's establishment, with PM Modi laying the foundation three years later. Construction began in 2019 after an additional 13.5 acres of land was donated.

Located in Abu Mreikhah near Al Rahba, the temple, built by the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), held its consecration ceremony on Wednesday. The temple features seven spires representing the seven emirates of the UAE, with each spire adorned with idols of important deities including Lord Ram, Lord Shiv, Lord Jagannath, Lord Krishna, Lord Swaminarayan, Tirupati Balaji, and Lord Ayappa. Swami Brahmaviharidas, head of international relations for BAPS, highlighted that the seven spires not only honor the unity of the seven emirates but also promote unity and harmony among cultures and religions in the multicultural landscape.

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