BAPS Hindu Mandir – Abu Dhabi (UAE)

A world famous BAPS Hindu Mandir about 108 feet tall just outside Abu Dhabi, the BAPS Hindu Mandir is the first stone Hindu temple in the UAE, it will be the largest in West Asia being built at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore.

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BAPS Hindu Temple

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Things you must know about Hindu temple being built in Abu Dhabi :

Beginning of the BAPS Temple, cost and material being used | The mandir or temple is a huge logistical undertaking. It will require 40,000 cubic metres of marble, 1,80,000 cubic metres of standstone and over 1.8 million bricks. Until now 4 lakh hours of labour have been pumped in and many more hours remain, until the completion of the temple complex.

 Historic First | As the first stone Hindu temple in the UAE, the BAPS temple is paving the way for the cultural integration of diverse communities in the region. When completed, the temple complex will stand at a towering 108 feet.

Record: Expected to be the biggest Hindu temple in West Asia, the temple’s scale and grandness set it apart as a landmark in the region’s architectural and cultural history.

Inspirational design | The temple’s design draws inspiration from Vedic architecture and statues. Many of the statues and carvings have been done by artisans in India and have been shipped to Abu Dhabi.

PM Modi’s Vision | In 2015, during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UAE, Abu Dhabi assigned over 17 acres of land for the temple project on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway. The foundation stone for the mandir was spread by PM Modi in 2017.

Global artisan partnership | Skilled craftspeople in India are crafting carvings and statues for the temple, highlighting a global collaboration in the creation of this architectural masterpiece.


Logistical Marvel | Over 50,000 people have spread bricks in the construction of the mandir, including Minister of External Affairs India S Jaishankar, actors Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar.

Symbolic spires | There will be 07 spires combined into the temple’s design, each symbolizing an Emirate of the UAE. The aim of the spirals is to promote unity and harmony in the multicultural landscape.

BAPS Hindu Sect | The BAPS Hindu sect, known for its reverence for Swaminarayan as an avatar of Lord Krishna, is spearheading the construction, bringing their rich traditions to the UAE.

Global temple presence | With a legacy of constructing 1,100 Hindu temples worldwide, including the renowned Akshardham Temple in Delhi and the largest Hindu Temple outside of India in New Jersey, BAPS continues to be a global cultural ambassador.

Global temple presence | With a legacy of constructing 1,100 Hindu temples worldwide, including the renowned Akshardham Temple in Delhi and the largest Hindu Temple outside of India in New Jersey, BAPS continues to be a international cultural representative.

Educational and Recreational Facilities | Beyond its religious functions, the temple complex will house classrooms, exhibition centers, and play areas for children, creating a multifaceted cultural hub.

Community participation | Multiple people have made donations towards the construction of the Rs 700 crore temple, while multiple individuals have actively donated to the construction, symbolically spreading a brick to become part of the historic and iconic BAPS Hindu Temple.

Festival of Harmony | The Temple will be inaugurated in a grand ceremony, scheduled to begin on February 10, 2025, and topping in the official inauguration on February 14. It is aptly named the “Festival of Harmony,” signifying the intersection of cultural, spiritual, and communal celebrations.

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FAQ About BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir Abu Dhabi:

Which is the first Hindu temple in in Islamic Country?

BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi.

Which is the largest Hindu temple in the world?

The Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple dedicated to Loord Vishnu.

Who founded BAPS?

It was revealed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830) in the late 18th century and founded in 1907 by Shastriji Maharaj (1865-1951).

What Is Full name Of BAPS?

Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS)

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