Full access at just Rs 3/day

Journalism of Courage
Advertisement

Dubai Hindu temple inaugurated, open for people of all faiths from October 5

Dubai Hindu temple opening: The temple, which is said to be UAE’s first community-driven temple, is located in Jebel Ali's 'Worship Village' in Dubai.

A glimpse of the interior of the Hindu temple in Dubai.

A newly-constructed Hindu temple in Dubai was opened to devotees on Wednesday in a grand ceremony, reported local media.

The country’s Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan was the chief guest and Indian Ambassador to the UAE Sunjay Sudhir was the guest of honour, as per temple authorities.

The temple, which is open to people of all faiths, was inaugurated on Sept 1, said a Dubai-based Gulf News in a report. It is said to be UAE’s first community-driven temple.

“We are a community-driven temple founded in 2022. The Hindu Temple Dubai is a space informed by tradition, nurtured by faith and crafted for the future,” said the temple statement.

“It’s a contemporary spiritual hub, for all faiths, that houses the many faces of divinity from communal connection to worship, knowledge and societal aid,” it added.

Photo via Instagram/hindutempledubai

The building is located in Jebel Ali’s ‘Worship Village’ and is housed amidst the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara and a number of churches. It comprises 16 deities and a Guru Granth Sahib, which is the Holy Book of the Sikhs.


“With the benevolence of the Rulers of the UAE and the gracious support of the Community Development Authority (CDA), we are holding the official inaugural ceremony of the Hindu Temple Dubai tomorrow evening,” Gulf News reported temple trustee Raju Shroff as saying on Monday.

Photo via Instagram/hindutempledubai

Besides the Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and the Indian Ambassador to the UAE, several high-profile CDA officials attended the ceremony.

Advertisement

“We have preparations going on for the opening ceremony and there are security checks. So, the temple will be technically closed for the public on Tuesday and will open its doors for visitors from Wednesday for Dussehra,” Shroff added, as per Gulf News report.

Photo via Instagram/hindutempledubai

The temple website encourages visitors to pre-book slots. Visitors and devotees can book half-an-hour slots after providing their name, mobile number, email ID and the number of visitors. A maximum of four visitors are allowed in a group.

Subscriber Only Stories
Premium
Premium
Premium
Premium

It is open to the public from 6 am to 8.30 pm and requires visitors to be modestly dressed.

First published on: 04-10-2022 at 11:04:36 am
Next Story

You can now adopt an animal at Delhi Zoo. Here are the rates

Tags:
Home
ePaper
Next Story
close
X