The “worship Village” located in Jebel Ali is now home to seven churches, including the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara and the brand new Hindu temple of worship.
A stunning brand-new Hindu Temple that incorporates Indian and Arabic design is being inaugurated within Jebel Ali Village. It has an uplifting message of peace, tolerance, and harmony.
In a neighborhood called the emirate’s “worship Village,” it officially opened its doors to worshipers throughout the U.A.E. on Tuesday.
“Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance & Coexistence & Amb @sunjaysudhir inaugurated the new Hindu Temple in Dubai. On the occasion, Ambassador Sunjay Sudhir thanked the UAE Government for their support to the 3.5 million-strong Indian diaspora in the UAE,” the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi tweeted.
A profound message of peace, tolerance, and harmony, that brought people of different religions, was the theme of the official opening ceremony according to The Khaleej Times newspaper reported.
Priests sang “Om Shanti Shanti Om” as a peace salute, and musicians playing tabla and the dhol Indian drums welcomed the crowd upon entering.
The “worship village” located in Jebel Ali has been transformed into nine shrines to religion, including seven churches and which include the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara and the brand new Hindu temple of worship.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held in the main prayer room.
Sheikh Nahyan was with Ambassador Sudhir who is the Director of the Social licensing and regulatory agency of the Community Development Authority (CDA) Dr. Omar Al Muthanna and trustee of the Hindu Temple Dubai, Raju Shroff.
Ahmed Abdul Karim Julfar, director general for the Community Development Authority, was present at the event as well.
More than 200 dignitaries, including heads of diplomats’ missions and religious leaders from various faiths, business owners along with Indian residents were present in the glittering ceremony of opening.
Mr. Sudhir declared: “It is welcome news for the Indian community that a brand new Hindu temple has been opened within Dubai to the present day. The temple’s opening is a way to serve the religious needs of the vast Hindu community within the U.A.E.
“The new temple is adjoining a Gurudwara, which was opened in 2012. We are honored that Sheikh Nahayan inaugurated the new Hindu temple in Dubai. We thank the graciousness and generosity of the Dubai Government for providing land for the temple and facilitating its construction,” the Indian representative stated.
Plans for the construction of the 70,000-square-foot church were announced in 2020 shortly after the COVID-19 virus was a major threat to the city.
The temple is adorned with intricate hand-carved hand carvings, ornate columns, brass spires, and striking lattice screens which combine Indian with Arabic architecture.
In an interview with Khaleej Times on the sidelines of the ceremonial opening on the sidelines of the ceremony, Shroff said. Shroff said: “The temple opening in Dubai is a dream come true not just for Hindus, but for Indians all over the U.A.E. The temple is a true representation of how we perceive religion – bringing cultures together.” “Despite COVID-19, construction timelines were not hampered because of the support of the Dubai government. The Hindu Temple Dubai is truly a remarkable icon of how receptive and compassionate Dubai and the Government of the U.A.E. are. Whether it was in 1958 to launch the first ‘temple’ in the country to the Hindu temple now, the Emirati generosity remains.” Registration is required prior to visiting the temple, and visitors can sign up online prior to arriving.
In the final days of the year by the end of the year, there will be a large community center where Hindu ceremonies, as well as rituals and prayers, will be held even weddings.
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