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Jan 27, 2020 Dubai
Synopsis: UAE has opened a new and gorgeous Hindu Temple in Dubai for the Hindus and the structure of the temple is a blend of Indian and Arab architecture. Rather than naming the temple God Brahma, Krishna, or Goddess Durga, the Hindu committee decided to name the temple ‘Dubai Hindu Temple’.
UAE has opened a new and gorgeous Hindu Temple in Dubai for the Hindus and the structure of the temple is a blend of Indian and Arab architecture. The temple was opened for the worshippers on October 5 at one of the most celebrated festivals of Hindu Dussehra.
Rather than naming the temple God Brahma, Krishna, or Goddess Durga, the Hindu committee decided to name the temple ‘Dubai Hindu Temple’. This gorgeous temple is the second Hindu temple in UAE after BAPS Hindu Mandir build in Abu Dhabi, costing $16 million.
The best thing about this temple is that it is open to devotees of all faith and can incorporate thousands of devotees at a single time. The temple has 16 prayer halls, each of which is devoted to a different Hindu god. There are many beautiful historical monuments in Dubai and this temple will be an add-on.
The enormous 70000 sq ft temple is situated next to the Guru Nanak Darbar in the Jebel Ali neighborhood of Dubai. The temple is an addition to the Sindhi Guru Darbar Temple, one of the oldest Hindu temples in the UAE, which is located in Souq Baniyas in Bur Dubai. Many people from India visit Dubai on summer vacation and this temple will definitely attract thousands of Indians.
The most fascinating thing about this temple is its Arabic architecture which adds more beauty to it. This temple also has a separate room for Geeta classes where devotees can sit and learn about the holy book of Geeta.
Sunjay Sudhir, the ambassador of India to the UAE, and Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, the minister of tolerance and coexistence, were present for the candle ceremony on the day of the formal opening. There were more than 200 dignitaries present, including the heads of foreign missions, prominent members of the Indian community, and leaders from many other religions. Hindu festival celebrations are prominent in Dubai such as Diwali.
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