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PM Modi to inaugurate Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi next year
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Pujya Swami Ishwarcharandas presents PM Modi with the official invitation for the historic inauguration of the BAPS Hindu Mandir, Abu Dhabi | Photo courtesy: baps.org

PM Modi to inaugurate Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi next year

| @indiablooms | 29 Dec 2023, 10:52 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accepted an invitation to inaugurate a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates (UAE), next year.

The invitation was extended to the Prime Minister by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha's representatives Pujya Swami Ishwarcharandas and Swami Brahmaviharidas along with a board of directors.

Modi will inaugurate the temple on February 14, 2024.

PM Modi is traditionally adorned with a shawl and garland by Pujya Swami Ishwarcharandas, Swami Brahmaviharidas | Photo courtesy: baps.orgPM Modi is traditionally adorned with a shawl and garland by Pujya Swami Ishwarcharandas, Swami Brahmaviharidas | Photo courtesy: baps.org

"Delighted by this gesture, Prime Minister Modi graciously accepted the invitation, expressing his enthusiastic support for the historic and iconic temple," a statement issued by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha reads.

In an almost one-hour meeting between Modi and the organisation representatives, "discussions revolved around Abu Dhabi temple's significance for global harmony and Modi's vision for India's spiritual leadership on the global stage."

Photo courtesy: baps.orgPhoto courtesy: baps.org

The statement further reads, "The BAPS delegation prayed for the Prime Minister’s health and acknowledged his exceptional global achievements, notably strengthening relationships with the UAE and other Middle Eastern countries.

"They also discussed the pride and inspiration Modi’s leadership has instilled in Indians worldwide."

Reportedly, the particular Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi will be the largest.

Reacting to the invitation, the Prime Minister, as claimed by  BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, said it will reflect the "ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam".

Swami Brahmaviharidas provides the update and details of the inauguration ceremony | Photo courtesy: baps.orgSwami Brahmaviharidas provides the update and details of the inauguration ceremony | Photo courtesy: baps.org

The statement reads, "It will reflect the ideal of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - an ideal spiritual space, not merely rooted in beliefs and traditions, but a confluence of diverse cultures and civilizations.

"The essence of spiritual harmony, symbolizing the path forward."

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