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Prime Minister inaugurates BAPS Mandir, the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.

Prime Minister inaugurates BAPS Mandir the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi
  • The BAPS  Mandir in Abu Dhabi, is the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East. This consecration event holds special significance as it coincides with the 159th birth anniversary of Shastriji Maharaj, founder of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. Established in 1907, the organization had envisioned this temple since 1997.
  • The Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi serves as a landmark achievement, symbolizing cultural exchange and mutual respect between India and the UAE. Its opening promises to enrich the lives of devotees and promote understanding and unity within the diverse community.
  • Land for its construction was gifted by the UAE rulers, with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Nahyan of Abu Dhabi contributing 13.5 acres initially, followed by an additional 13.5 acres in 2019, during the UAE's "Year of Tolerance."

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Published date : 17 Feb 2024 06:10PM

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