Indian PM, Narendra Modi To Inaugurate UAE’s First Traditional Hindu Temple In Abu Dhabi, In February

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to inaugurate Abu Dhabi's landmark Hindu Temple in February of 2024.

by Anupriya Mishra
Indian PM, Narendra Modi To Inaugurate UAE’s First Traditional Hindu Temple In Abu Dhabi, In February

It’s hardly any secret that there is a traditional hand-carved stone temple is coming up in Abu Dhabi. This is a big development, as it’s the first traditional temple to be coming up in the United Arab Emirates. And now, details have come out that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will be inaugurating Abu Dhabi’s landmark Hindu Temple in February of 2024.

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi To Inaugurate Hindu Temple In Abu Dhabi

The Indian Prime Minister is scheduled to attend the event, which comprises an evening dedication ceremony on February 14, after the seven deities are consecrated and blessed in the morning prayers, during which the idols will be invoked. Additionally, it should be noted that this is the first hand-carved Hindu temple that will be located in Abu Dhabi in the Abu Mureikha area. It’s just one of the main motorways between Dubai and the capital and will be open to the public on February 18.

It Will Feature Spectacular Sculptures

Featuring spectacular sculptures that have been set in pink sandstones and white marble, the construction work is currently underway. Not to mention, the delicate marble arches just add to its beauty. It should be noted that the covers will only come out by the end of the month once the sculptors finish the work on the interior.

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Highlights About The Upcoming Temple

At this point, it’s worth mentioning that this project was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018 when he revealed the first model that showcased seven spires reflecting the UAE. As the sculpting work began in 2020, the seven spires or shikharas gave the temple its striking shape. Once complete, the temple will be able to hold anywhere between 8,000 to 10,000 people of all faiths. Not to mention, the two streams of water flowing at the temple will be symbolic of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers of India while a beam of light will be trained under the temple structure, and it will be a reflection of the Saraswati River. Did you know, more than 2,000 artisans in India carved 402 white marble pillars over the last three years?

Well, once these exquisite structures are complete, it’s bound to leave people in awe.

Cover Image Courtesy: X/AbuDhabiMandir

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