Abu Dhabi BAPS Hindu Mandir: Entry, timings, all important details announced

A large number of pre-registered guests, mostly from outside the country, have been coming to the Abu Dhabi BAPS Hindu Mandir, a traditional stone temple that has been painstakingly crafted over the centuries to represent the peaceful cohabitation of many civilizations.

The volunteer-driven Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan (BAPS) Sanstha, a Hindu organization that promotes spirituality, cultural values, and social service, is building this temple in addition to many others all over the world.

A mandir, or Hindu temple, is a place of worship where Hindus gather to offer prayers, perform rituals, and seek spiritual guidance. Temples serve as hubs for religious and cultural activities. In Abu Dhabi, the BAPS Hindu Mandir is the only Hindu temple and the Middle East's first traditional Hindu stone temple. Built according to ancient Hindu 'Shilpa shastras,' Sanskrit scriptures of architecture and sculpture, the temple is hand-carved in thousands of pink sandstone and white marble, showcasing magnificent carvings depicting rich histories and cultures from different civilizations, with around 250 valuable tales.

Thousands of pre-registered foreign tourists are scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks; therefore, citizens of the UAE are invited to visit the temple starting on March 1. The BAPS Hindu Mandir welcomes worshippers of all religions and none, encouraging tolerance and understanding despite its Hindu affiliation. Visitors are required to register on the official website or through the Festival of Harmony app in order to enter the temple, although there is no admission fee.

About 10,000 people may fit into the temple, which is situated on Abu Mureikha's Al Taf Road (E16), just off the Abu Dhabi-Dubai expressway. there is no entry fee, As We welcome visitors from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. to the temple. There are currently no public bus routes that stop near the shrine. You may find the place by Googling "BAPS Hindu Mandir, Abu Dhabi" on Google Maps. However, some advised modes of transportation are public taxis, leasing vans, private buses, or carpooling.

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