Historic Turnout at Abu Dhabi’s BAPS Hindu Temple With 350,000 Visitors Since Inauguration

BAPS Hindu Mandir Abu Dhabi

The inauguration of Abu Dhabi’s first stone Hindu temple, presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has sparked an unprecedented surge in visitor numbers, with over 350,000 devotees and visitors thronging to witness this cultural marvel.

The landmark dedication ceremony, graced by over 5,000 dignitaries, set the stage for an extraordinary influx of devotees from various corners of the world. Since opening its doors to the public on March 1, the temple has emerged as a beacon of spiritual sanctity, drawing in an average of 50,000 visitors every weekend.

“In the first month alone, we’ve welcomed an astounding 350,000 devotees and visitors, making it one of the most visited attractions in the region,” remarked a temple spokesperson. “The overwhelming response underscores the deep cultural significance and spiritual resonance of this monumental project.”

A highlight of the temple’s offerings is the daily Ganga aarti ritual, conducted on the banks of the Swaminarayan ghat from Tuesday to Sunday. This serene ritual, performed at 7:30 pm each evening, has captivated visitors with its spiritual allure and sacred ambiance.

Constructed on a sprawling 27-acre site in Abu Mureikhah, the temple stands as a testament to architectural brilliance, boasting intricate Nagara-style architecture reminiscent of the revered Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Crafted with 18 lakh bricks and 1.8 lakh cubic meters of sandstone sourced from Rajasthan, the temple showcases the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail, drawing admiration from visitors and architects alike.

Recognizing the temple’s significance as a cultural landmark, authorities have launched public bus services on weekends, ensuring seamless accessibility for visitors from across the city. This strategic initiative underscores the temple’s commitment to inclusivity and cultural integration, fostering a spirit of unity and harmony in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

The inauguration of Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu temple marks a watershed moment in the region’s cultural landscape, symbolizing the UAE’s dedication to promoting religious tolerance and diversity. With its monumental inauguration and record-breaking visitor numbers, the temple stands as a testament to the spirit of inclusivity and cultural exchange that defines the vibrant mosaic of the Emirates.


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