UAE allots land for temple on Modi’s visit.
HENB | Abu Dhabi | Aug 16, 2015:: It is a good news to the Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Buddhists and Sanatani Omkar followers that they will be able to perform their Dharma in an upcoming State recognised temple upon the lands donated by the Royal authorities of UAE. The United Arab Emirates on Sunday decided to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi for the Indian community, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on a two-day state visit.
“A long wait for the Indian community ends. On the occasion of PM’s visit, UAE Govt decides to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi,” tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
“PM @narendramodi thanks UAE leadership for this landmark decision,” he said.
Afterwards PM Modi also tweeted the matter and thanked the UAE authority accordingly.
The UAE is home to 2.6 million Indian workers, of who around 20 percent are white-collar professionals. Indian expatriates comprise 30 percent of the UAE’s population and are the largest nationality group.
So, far there are some unrecognised and inhouse restricted Hindu-Sikh worship places in Dubai and in some vicinities in UAE, the Islamic Royal State has decided to allow public non-Islamic worship place for the Indian roots people very significantly.
The upcoming Temple in Abu Dhabi will accommodate the worshipers of Panch Upasana (Ganapati- Shankar-Vishnu-Shakti-Surya), Omkar, Gurugarnth Shahib, Buddha and Mahavir with the facilities of Indian festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Ram Navmi etc. and most obviously the practice of Yoga and Meditation.
Indian Nationals staying in UAE has heartily welcomed the decision. They expect that this Temple will be a symbol of World Peace and Harmony and as well as the landmark of Indian spirituality.
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Courtesy: Vikas Swarup, MEA.