Swaminarayan Temple being built in the United Arab Emirates, devotees will be able to benefit from the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers.
In Al Wathba, about 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi. This will be the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.
Features of the temple
Lord Shri Krishna, Lord Maheshwara, Lord Ayyappa, and others will be established in this temple. Along with this, the beautiful garden and water lake, special architect and beauty, the theme of the architect Vasudaiva Kutumbakam, will be made by Indian artists.
Three water streams are being created inside the temple. In this, the holy water of Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati will be flown from India.
The site is located at Abu Mureikhah, which is near Al Rahba off the Dubai–Abu Dhabi Sheikh Zayed Highway. The temple, upon completion, will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East.
The BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, which is headed by Mahant Swami Maharaj, is a denomination of the Swaminarayan branch of Hinduism.
The temple is inspired by Pramukh Swami Maharaj and blessed by Mahant Swami Maharaj, and will be situated on 55,000 square meters of land. The temple will be hand-carved by artisans in India and assembled in the UAE.
Om Birla Visit to Abu Dhabi’s temple
The special thing is that only the artisans of Rajasthan are giving these streams. When Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla reached the temple on Wednesday, he also met these artisans. Birla is currently on a five-day visit to the United Arab Emirates with the Indian Parliamentarian Dal.
Birla was stunned to see the grandeur of the temple on Wednesday. Birla was told that the decision to build this temple was taken in 2015, while the work started in 2018.
The UAE Government as part of its year of tolerance program allocated 14 more acres of land to BAPS Hindu Mandir in January 2019. This temple is now having a total land of 27.7 acres.
Its work is expected to be completed in 2024. Birla also served in the construction work of the temple. During this, the workers working there also reached to meet Birla.
Many of these artisans and laborers were also from the Bharatpur and Alwar regions of Rajasthan. Birla discussed with him many topics including well-being, work, and facilities available to him.
This temple will be completed at a total cost of 400 million dinars (Rs 699 crores). Arrangements will be made for the visitor center, prayer hall, exhibition room, training area, play area for children and youth, thematic garden, and food court.
Who is the Temple Builder?
Bochasanvasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)
After this BAPS was established in 1907.
- Lord Swaminarayan founded the Swaminarayan sect,
- So far it has had five spiritual heads
- The current head is Swami Maharaj Sadhu Keshavjivandasji
- The organization operates more than 800 temples around the world
- It is a socio-cultural organization. One who takes the Vedas as their roots
What areas does this organization work in?
Along with the social and cultural sector, this tribe works in the care, medical and education, environmental and social sectors. Runs programs for the development of women and children. The institution has many hospitals, hostels, schools, etc. Sadhus and dedicated workers work for this.
BAPS has Akshardham temples in Delhi and Gandhinagar. Also, there are more than 800 temples and 3,300 centers around the world ranging from London, Houston, Chicago, Toronto, and Atlanta.
Who is Mukeshbhai Chhaganlal Bhatt?
He has done more than 700 Shila and Bhumi Poojan of the institution across the world. Bhatt is from Gujarat. They believe that by doing this we take permission to start work from the earth.
In the worship of Abu Dhabi, three seniors including Brahmavihari Swami and ten more sadhus were also present.
What is the meaning of Akshardham?
Where is BAPS Swaminarayan Temple in Abu Dhabi?
District – Al Rahba
Region – Between Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Location – Abu Mureikheh
Country – United Arab Emirates