A majestic new Hindu temple that blends Indian and Arabic architecture designs has been inaugurated in Jebel Ali Village, Dubai.
The temple delivers a powerful message of tolerance, peace and harmony.
Located in a neighbourhood referred to as the emirate’s ‘worship village’, the temple formally opened its doors to worshippers across the UAE on Tuesday.
Priests chanted Om shanti shanti Om in a peace salutation and musicians playing the tabla and dhol Indian drums greeted people as they entered.
The ‘worship village’ in Jebel Ali now houses nine religious shrines, including seven churches, the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara, and the new Hindu house of worship.
The new temple is adjoining a Gurudwara, which was opened in 2012.
Over 200 dignitaries, including the heads of diplomatic missions, religious leaders of several faiths, business owners and Indian community members were also present at the glittering opening ceremony.