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“Grand Opening of BAPS Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi”

Religion"Grand Opening of BAPS Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi"

The inauguration of the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi marks a historic milestone for the Middle East as the region’s first traditional stone temple.

Opened to the public on March 1, 2024, the temple signifies a significant cultural shift in the area and promotes interfaith understanding and community cohesion through its ‘Festival of Harmony.’ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the inauguration on February 14, 2024, highlighting the strong bond between India and the UAE.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan generously donated 27 acres of land for the temple’s construction, symbolizing unity and cooperation between nations. The festival featured diverse cultural and spiritual events, inviting individuals from all backgrounds to celebrate.

Now open daily from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (except Mondays), the BAPS Hindu Temple offers a serene sanctuary for spiritual reflection and cultural immersion. It stands as a symbol of religious tolerance and cooperation, welcoming visitors with open arms to experience its beauty and profound significance.

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