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Feb 11, 2019
4:50PM

Abu Dhabi temple's foundation stones to be laid on April 20

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The Shilanyas ceremony of the Hindu temple to be built in Abu Dhabi is scheduled on the 20th of April 2019. 


Mahant Swami Maharaj, the spiritual leader of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, will be making his first official visit to the UAE from 18 to 29 April.


A statement from the Mandir Committee on Monday said that Mahant Swami Maharaj will preside over the Shilanyas Vidhi on 20th April.


The Shilanyas ceremony is a sacred Hindu ritual wherein the first foundation stones are sanctified and fixed in the ground as the base of the Mandir. Then the Mandir's foundations will be made on these sacred stones.


In February 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had witnessed the Bhumipujan of the land where the historic Mandir is to be constructed in Abu Dhabi.

The temple complex is going to be a special place which has been designed to be an architectural ode to the value of human harmony as espoused by India and the UAE. 


The design of the complex is being given a final shape. The Mandir work in India is also completing its design stages and pink stone from Rajasthan and marble from Macedonia will reach the sculpting sites in the coming months for the craftsmen to begin work. 


Interacting with the Indian community in Dubai, Brahmavihari Swami ji said that to facilitate that the Temple premises can serve the Hindu and wider community effectively,  the UAE leadership has very graciously given an additional 13.5 Acres of land for parking purposes. 

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