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Abu Dhabi BAPS Hindu Mandir: Rules, Timings, Entry Fees And Other Details

Published on : 20-02-2024

Abu Dhabi BAPS Hindu Mandir: Rules, Timings, Entry Fees.

From March 1, the residents of the UAE are encouraged to visit the temple

The historic hand-carved traditional stone temple of the Abu Dhabi BAPS Hindu Mandir, which represents the harmonious coexistence of diverse cultures, currently hosts a substantial inflow of pre-registered visitors, particularly overseas visitors.

What is BAPS?

Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan (BAPS) Sanstha is a volunteer-driven international Hindu organization advocating social service, spirituality, and cultural values. In addition to engaging in volunteerism and spiritual, humanitarian, and cultural endeavours, the Sanstha has constructed magnificent temples around the globe, including the symbolic one in the Capital.

What is a mandir?

A mandir or Hindu temple is a place of worship where Hindu people gather to offer prayers, perform rituals, and seek spiritual guidance.

How many temples are there in Abu Dhabi?

BAPS, the Hindu stone temple, is the first Hindu temple in the Middle East. The intricate marble stone craving can be seen inside the BAPS Hindu Mandir.

What are the unique features of the temple?

The temple, carved by hand from thousands of pink sandstone and white marble, was constructed by the ancient Hindu "Shilpa shastras" (Sanskrit architectural and sculpture scriptures). The 250 valuable narratives of awe-inspiring carvings depict the rich history and culture of various civilizations.

When will it open for the UAE residents?

Starting March 1, UAE residents can visit the temple.

Can non-Hindus visit the temple?

The temple is open to people of all religious beliefs and faiths.

Is there an entry fee to visit the temple?

There is no entry fee for the visitors to enter the temple, but visitors must register on the official website or via the Festival of Harmony app.

How many people can the temple accommodate?

BAPS Hindu Mandir can accommodate about 10,000 people.

Where is the BAPS Hindu Mandir located?

Search for 'BAPS Hindu Mandir Abu Dhabi' on Google Maps, and you will find your way towards the temple. The temple is on Abu Mureikha's Al Taf Road (E16), off the Abu Dhabi- Dubai highway.

What are the visiting hours?

The temple hours are 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Is there any public bus from any emirates?

No, there are no public bus services connecting the temple now. Currently, carpooling, public taxis, and the rental of private buses can be used as a mode of transportation.


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News Source : Khaleej Times

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