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Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple's foundation stone to be laid in April

Press Trust of India  |  Dubai 

is all set to get its first with the foundation stone laying ceremony of the place of worship going to be held in April, according to a media report.

The plan to build the temple in the UAE's capital was approved by the government during Narendra Modi's first visit to the country in 2015.

BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, a worldwide Hindu religious and civic organisation, is building the temple, reported.

The foundation stone laying ceremony of the temple on April 20 will be presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj, the present guru and of the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, it said.

The will be in UAE from April 18 to 29.

Dubbed as an icon of tolerance and religious harmony in the UAE, the temple is being built on a 13.5-acre land gifted by Abu Dhabi's

An equal area of land has also been gifted by the for building parking facilities in the temple premises.

The temple with seven towers representing the seven emirates in the UAE will come up at Abu Mureikhah in Al Rahba area on the Abu Dhabi-Sweihan-Al Ain Road, close to the highway.

The stones for the temple will be carved by temple artisans in and assembled in the UAE. While the pink stone is being sourced from Rajasthan, the marble is being brought from the European nation

The Shiva and in is currently the only in the UAE.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 19:55 IST