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Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Abu Dhabi inauguration

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The date of inauguration of the grand Swaminarayan temple completed in Abu Dhabi is near. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it on 14 February and it will be open to common devotees from 18 February. In Abu Dhabi…

Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi: Glimpse like Ayodhya, unmatched architecture, feel like Banaras Ganga banks, Modi will inaugurate

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where the first Hindu temple is ready. This is the largest Hindu temple in the world outside India. This temple was planned by two leaders – the President of the United Arab Emirates and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. This temple of Abu Dhabi is a proof of how India-UAE bilateral relations have progressed in the last few years. The construction of this temple in this city of golden sands of the desert was conceived in 1997. This dream of connecting two cultures has been trying to take shape since then. It got the opportunity to move one step further when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the United Arab Emirates for the first time in August 2015. In his presence the government there gave permission for the construction of this temple. A grand house ready in Abu Dhabi Swaminarayan Temple The opening date is near. on 14th February Prime Minister Narendra Modi It will be inaugurated and it will be open to common devotees from 18th February. Islam is the official religion in Abu Dhabi. The population is about 90 lakh, of which about 20 lakh are Indians. In 2019, Hindi got the status of the third official court language here. This is the first Hindu temple in UAE.

In 2017, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan gifted 27 acres of land for the temple. PM Modi, who was on his second visit to UAE in 2018, signed an MoU in the presence of the entire royal family and more than 250 local leaders. Then PM Modi had said that this temple will be a holy place, which will be a wonderful example of humanity and harmony. On February 11, 2018, PM Modi laid its foundation stone. In 2019, this temple won the title of ‘Mechanical Projects of the Year’, since then people became convinced of the grandeur of this temple and started waiting for its completion. Now this temple is ready and is about to be inaugurated. This temple is spread over 27 acres of land. Very delicate carving has been done in it. The temple is constructed of pink sandstone and white marble. More than Rs 700 crore has been spent on its construction. The temple has been constructed under the leadership of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS).

The architecture is unmatched

  • Construction on 27 acres of land

  • 108 feet height

  • 12 domes are built in the shape of pyramids

  • There are 07 peaks and 410 pillars in the temple.

  • The temple will remain the same for 1000 years

  • 108 feet width

  • 262 feet length

  • are in the temple – 40,000 cubic meters of marble, 180 thousand cubic meters of sandstone, 18 lakh bricks

  • security is special – 100 sensors have been installed in the foundation of the temple to closely monitor seismic activities.

  • keep an eye on the weather – More than 350 sensors will record the data of temperature difference and pressure change in the area.

A glimpse of Ayodhya

  • The design is inspired by Vedic architecture, Abhishek Mandapam is at the bottom.

  • Like Ram temple, iron and steel have not been used.

  • fitting of huge marble blocks by interlocking method

  • Carvings on stories from Shiva Purana, Bhagwat Purana

  • Depicting the lives of Swaminarayan, Venkateswara and Ayyappa

  • The grand domes of Swami Narayan Hindu Temple have been called ‘Dome of Harmony’

  • The dome represents earth, water, fire, air and space.

  • There is a waterfall here, which symbolizes the source of Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati.

Feeling like the banks of Ganga in Banaras.

  • Ram Katha-Expression of Krishna Katha

  • Daily evening aarti on the lines of Banaras

  • Bells will echo, conch shells will sound

  • Lamps will be lit in front of the idol, Havan Samidha

  • The stream of devotion will flow with the melodious waves of Aarti

  • The flag will wave to the sky

Feeling like the banks of Ganga in Banaras.

Decorated with pictures of these gods and goddesses

Swaminarayan, Akshar-Purushottam, Ram-Sita, Lakshman, Hanuman, Shiva-Parvati, Ganesha, Kartikeya, Radha-Krishna, Padmavati-Venkateshwara, Jagannath and Ayyappa.

Stories of Ramayana on pillars

Different stories of Ramayana are carved on the walls of the temple. On one hand, scenes of events like Ram’s birth, Sita Swayamvar, Ram’s exile, Lanka Dahan, Ram-Ravana war and Bharat-Milap have been beautifully carved. These scenes give comfort in watching Ramkatha. At the same time, beautiful scenes of elephant have also been carved, which are a symbol of Indian culture. On one side there are camels, which show the Arabic culture, while on the other hand, the Arabian horses are a symbol of the friendship between India and Arabia.

Stories of Ramayana on pillars

  • 14 illustrations of illustrations from Arabia, Egypt, Mesopotamian and other civilizations

  • The temple has seven integrated peaks, which form the Emirate

  • symbolizes the unity of

  • Carvings of symbolic animals native to the UAE, such as the camel, oryx and eagle

  • All symbols are engraved on all pillars without any repetition

Paintings on temple walls

Diplomats from 42 countries have visited

America, UK, Germany, Japan, Israel, Italy, Canada, Ireland, Bahrain, Armenia, Bangladesh, Ghana, Chad, Chile, European Union, Fiji, Argentina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Gambia and other countries. Ambassador.

the world is praising

  • UAE Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan said the craftsmanship of the temple is amazing, and the place will help spread global harmony.

  • Japanese Ambassador Akio Isomata had said that I see the philosophy of tolerance in the carving. UK Deputy Ambassador Jonathan Knight said so many different religions are coming together to create something that will last for generations.

Skilled artisans of Rajasthan have carved beautiful sculptures.

The artisans of Rajasthan have realized the vision of this grand temple. These artisans have carved the pillars of the temple as well as the idols of Lord Shri Ram and Lord Ganesha by carving pieces of marble. His art has found a place in the first Hindu temple of Abu Dhabi. Artisan Ram Kishan Singh told that he is a third generation sculptor. He has worked on 83 pieces for this temple. The façade of the temple has exquisite marble carvings on a sandstone background, carved from over 25,000 stone pieces by skilled artisans from Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The organization has built 1100 Hindu temples across the world.

The name of this Hindu temple is BAPS Hindu Temple. The BAPS organization under whose leadership it was built has built more than 1,100 Hindu temples across the world. Akshardham temple of Delhi has also been constructed by this same organization.

When the President of UAE said- Temple should be built, like a temple.

Abu Dhabi The first Hindu temple built in India is ready for inauguration. Swami Brahmabiharidas, head of international relations of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha, the organization that built the temple, said that harmony and tolerance are the soul of this temple. He has thanked the leaders of UAE for their cooperation in the construction of the temple. In a statement, Swamy described UAE President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as a gentle leader with a big heart. He told that in the presence of PM Modi, who was on his second visit to UAE in 2018, we showed him two schemes. It was like a traditional normal building. Whereas, the other one was made of stone. We asked him which of these should be made. On this he smiled and said that the temple should be built like a temple. He said that the temple will promote peace and will also be a symbol of close relations between the UAE and India. This temple is built on 27 acres of land, which was donated by President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This temple has been built by the artisans of India, which is considered a symbol of Arabic and Hindu culture. Seven peaks have been constructed in the temple, in each peak of which the idol of Gods and Goddesses is present. The same pink stones from Rajasthan have been used in the construction of the temple, from which the grand Ram temple has been built in Ayodhyadham. Italian marble has also been used in the temple. These stones will not be affected even in the scorching heat of UAE. The temple also has its own website www.mandir.ae. You can know details about the temple by clicking on this website.

The seven peaks symbolize the unity of the Emirates

This temple has two domes and seven pinnacles, which symbolize the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abhishek Mandapam has been built in the lower floor of the temple. Private functions will take place here. The statue of Swami Narayan is installed here. Near it, the form of river Saraswati has been made, in which the sacred water of Abhishek will flow.

Book shops also in the temple premises

This temple complex has also been developed from the point of view of knowledge, spirituality, peace and friendship. There is also a visitor centre, prayer place, exhibitions, children’s play area, food court, book and gift shops.

This post originally appeared on www.prabhatkhabar.com

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