The majestic new Hindu Temple is to open up to Hindus of all sects by 2022 Diwali in Dubai. The Hindu Temple, which is situated adjacent to the Guru Nanak Singh Darbar, Jebel Ali, is said to be the wing of the Sindhi Guru Durbar in Bur Dubai, as stated by the Community Development Authority, Dubai.
The foundation stone of the temple was laid in a peaceful service in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic on August 29, 2020, and work has been going on consistently to comply with the 2022 time constraint.
In conversation with the Gulf News, Raju Shroff, one of the trustees of the Hindu Temple, Dubai, expressed gratitude toward the soul of resistance and generosity of the rulers. Hindu Temple, Dubai, thanked the spirit of tolerance and magnanimity of the rulers. “This temple bears testimony to the open-mindedness of the leaders of the UAE and Dubai. The journey from a quaint one-room temple in the 1950s to the 70,000 square feet, purpose-built Temple and Community Centre could not have been possible without the generosity and open-mindedness of the Rulers of the UAE, and the overwhelming support of CDA, Dubai.” Above, prayer hall entrance view.
The temple expects to show a subtle blend of contemporary Hindu and Arabic components. It will be with the Shiva stone monument being set numerous meters over the establishment stone site in the prayer hall.
Delivery of the first-floor player corridor of the Hindu temple in Jebel Ali. The temple is an east-facing structure, planned according to standards of Indian Temple Architecture and Hindu Vastu Shastra. The actual design will cover 25,000 sq ft. of land.
Delivery of the first-floor prayer hall. The developed zone of the temple stands at an open 75,000 sq ft. The temple structure incorporates two storm cellars, a ground floor, and first floor. The absolute tallness of the sanctuary is 24 meters, including the top of the Shikhar (dome). The height of the temple is 18 meters. High roofs of 5 meters permit the indoor regions to feel comfortable roomy.
Over, the ground floor banquet hall. A contemporary lobby has been given to inviting guests on the ground floor that prompts the expansive 4,000 square feet meal corridor that can oblige a social affair of 775 individuals roughly, and a similarly more modest 1,000 square ft. multipurpose space for occasions up to 100 individuals.
Moreover, the 1,000 square feet multipurpose lobby can be utilized to lead exercises in religious scriptures, for example, the Bhagavad Gita exercises, traditional dance classes, music and craftsmanship workshops, and other local area improvement exercises. Above, work in progress at the temple site.
Also, plans of traditional temples of India and the themes from these temples have been built in. The segments on the façade and interior take motivation from the traditional sections of the Somnath Temple in Gujarat, India. The principle Dome in the construction is inspired by the Nagara style of Hindu Temple Architecture discovered prevalently in North India.
A primary feature that can’t be missed is an octagonal skylight at the roof of the prayer hall that takes into account natural light and perspectives on the Shikhar (dome) and the sky above. Customary sanctuary bells that guarantee to summon harmonious Indian temple sounds as the rungs will be suspended from this skylight. Above, development under route at the Hindu Temple in Jebel Ali.
The parking facility adds on to make hosting events even easier. As to the existing temple area in Bur Dubai, devotees will have the ease of having shops offering flowers and puja items for sale with the temple area.