Hindu temple inaugurated in Dubai, 16 Hindu deities and the Guru Granth Sahib to be worshiped there

DubaiOn October 4, the first Hindu temple was inaugurated in Jebel Ali, Dubai. Devotees will be able to visit this temple from October 5. The country’s Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence Sheikh Nahan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan and Indian Ambassador to the UAE Sunjay Sudheer attended the event as chief guests, according to local media. This information was informed by the temple authorities. The temple opened on September 1 and is open to all religions. But its formal inauguration took place on Wednesday. It is the first temple for a community in the UAE. A statement issued by the temple said that the temple is a symbol of the tradition that has been prepared for the days to come.

16 God and Guru Granth Sahib
India’s Ambassador to the UAE, Sunjay Sudhri, said that the temple in Dubai will be a place of worship for 16 Hindu deities and the Guru Granth Sahib. UAE Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence Sheikh Nahan Mubarak Al Nahyan will inaugurate the temple near Dussehra. The Sikhs’ holy Granth Sahib was also kept here in the temple at the end of August. The temple is very beautiful from inside and you can see its beauty. The idols are placed in the main hall of the temple.

This hall has a large 3D printed pink lotus which is visible and beautiful across the dome. The temple is located in Jebel Ali known as ‘Pooja Village’. It is home to many mosques and the Guru Nanak Durbar Gurdwara. Management activated QR code based appointment booking system. People of Hindu Temple in Dubai visited Hindu Temple using this QR system through website.

The first temple six decades ago
A Hindu temple was built in Dubai about 64 years ago. Lord Shiva and Krishna are installed in that temple located in Bur Dubai. But it is the largest temple ever built. In 2012, a large Gurdwara was built at Jebel Ali. Spread over an area of ​​70,000 square feet, the temple is two-storied, according to temple authorities.

There is a large prayer hall on the first floor. On one side of this are small rooms enshrining 16 deities. At the same time there is a separate room for Brahma. There is a 4,000 square feet hall on the first floor. Many religious and social events can be organized in this hall. These include tributes, wedding ceremonies and other events.

Pandits from India
Access is somewhat restricted due to the QR code. This process has been adopted for crowd control and social distancing. 14 Pandit Khamars have left India and have been called for chanting. Senior officials of the UAE and Government of India attended the inauguration. Along with this, some diplomatic and community leaders were also invited for this.

The temple will be officially opened to other people from October 5. The temple is open from 6:30 AM to 8 PM. Interestingly, by the end of October, appointments to visit the temple are full. Those who book through the website from October 5 will get unlimited access.

At present the darshan is only for a few hours. The booking system will be in place till the end of October after which entry will be free for members. They can come and visit anytime. Visitors are requested to use public transport to reach the temple.

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