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Ram Mandir: The Temple Which Combines Arabic And Indian Beautiful Architectural Styles

Ram Mandir

In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, people gather in front of the recently opened temple. The temple, which combines Arabic and Indian architectural styles, is located in Jebel Ali Village, also known as the “worship village” of the emirate..

Ram Mandir
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The official opening ceremony, according to the Khaleej Times newspaper, was marked by a potent message of tolerance, peace, and harmony that united people of different faiths. During the opening ceremony of the new Hindu temple in Dubai, a woman smiles while blessing an Emirati visitor. As people entered, musicians playing the tabla and dhol, Indian drums, welcomed them with the chant “Om shanti shanti Om” sung by priests.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony 

A ceremony to cut a ribbon was planned for the main prayer hall. Along with Ambassador Sudhir, Dr. Omar Al Muthanna, CEO of the Community Development Authority’s (CDA) social regulatory and licensing agency, and Raju Shroff, trustee of the Hindu Temple Dubai, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of State for Tolerance, were present. The Community Development Authority’s director general, Ahmed Abdul Karim Julfar, was also present.

Hindu Gods In Dubai

In 2020, not long after the Covid-19 pandemic hit the city, plans to build the 70,000 square foot house of worship were revealed. Idols of Radha-Krishna, Rama-Sita can be seen in the photo. Nine religious buildings, including seven churches, the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, and a new Hindu temple, are now located in Jebel Ali’s “worship village.”.

The Ram Mandir in Dubai is unquestionably a striking symbol of the open-minded and compassionate nature of Dubai and the UAE government. The generosity of the Emirati people has continued since the first temple was established in 1958 in Dubai, according to Raju Shroff, trustee of the Hindu temple there.

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Constructed In Jebel Ali In Dubai

A new Ram Mandir constructed in Jebel Ali in Dubai is set to open on Tuesday, one day ahead of the Dussehra festival. According to Khaleej Times, the temple is an addition to the Sindhi Guru Darbar Temple, one of the first Hindu temples built in the United Arab Emirates.An Indian dream of having a place of worship in the area has been realized with the temple’s opening, the foundation for which was laid in February 2020.

The Ram Mandir, which will be officially open to the public on October 5 — the day of the Dussehra festival — welcomes people of all faiths and has permitted entry to worshippers and other visitors to view the 16 deities and other interior works, according to Gulf News. The white marble temple, which welcomes people of all faiths, already had its soft opening on September 1, 2022, allowing thousands of visitors to see the interiors. It has bells on the ceiling, Arabic and Hindu geometric patterns on the facade, and ornate pillars. On the day of the temple’s soft opening, the management turned the QR-code-based appointment booking system on via its website.

Dubai’s New Ram Mandir

From day one, the Ram Mandir has received many visitors, especially over the weekends. The restricted entry has been regulated through QR-coded appointments for crowd management and to ensure social distancing, the report said.Most of the deities are installed in the main prayer hall with a large 3D-printed pink lotus unfurling across the central dome. According to the official temple website, Dubai’s new Hindu temple will be open from 6:30 am to 8 pm.

Visitors who have booked their appointments to visit the temple from Dubai’s official website for October 5, will be allowed entry without being subject to the hourly number restrictions which are currently in place. Moreover, the Ram Mandir in Dubai has a whooping capacity to easily accommodate around 1000 to 1200 worshippers on a daily basis. Located in what is described as the ‘Worship Village’ in Jebel Ali which houses several churches and the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara, the temple has also installed the Guru Granth Sahib, the Holy Book of the Sikhs, in August.

FAQs: Ram Mandir In Dubai

Do we have Ram Mandir in Dubai?

The Dubai Hindu Temple is a place of worship for Hindus in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The small temple caters to the large Hindu community in the United Arab Emirates.

How many Hindu temple are in Dubai?

There are currently two temples in Dubai and one temple in Abu Dhabi. The Hindu Temple, Dubai , located in Bur Dubai , is locally referred to as “Shiva and Krishna Mandir”. It was built in 1958. The second Hindu Temple of Dubai is in Jebel Ali Village next to the Sikh Gurudwara and Churches Complex.

What is the name of Dubai new Hindu temple?

Rather than calling it a Shiva, Krishna or Durga temple, the Hindu committee has decided to name it Dubai Hindu Temple. Apparently, this is the second Hindu temple in the UAE (the other being the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi) built at a cost of about 60 million Dirhams ($16 million).

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