3.5 million visitors in Abu Dhabi Hindu temple for the first month

A Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi has been visited by 3.5 lakh people within a month of its opening to the public, according to temple authorities. The temple was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 14. “After the temple was opened to the public, about 3.5 million devotees and visitors came here. Around 50,000 people come here on weekends. The temple is not open to public on Mondays. This means that people visited the temple on 27 days out of 31 days in the month of March.

Ganga Aarti will be performed on the banks of Swami Narayanan Ghat from Tuesday to Sunday at 7.30 pm. It is made using holy water from the Ganga and Yamuna rivers brought from India.5000 invited guests attended the opening ceremony of the temple. The Baps Swaminarayana Sanstha Temple has been built on 27 plots in Abu Mureikha near Al Rahbah on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Highway. The temple was built at a cost of Rs 700 crore. The temple is built using 18 lakh bricks and 1.8 lakh cubic meters of sandstone.

These were imported directly from Rajasthan. The construction of this temple is modeled after the Rama temple inaugurated this year in Ayodhya. Baps Hindu Temple is the largest Hindu temple in the Gulf region. There are three more Hindu temples in Dubai. ‘Public bus service has been started from the city for the visitors to reach the temple quickly and easily. The bus service will be available on weekends,” said the spokesperson. It was during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UAE in 2015 that the authorities allotted land for the construction of a temple in Abu Dhabi.