Source: Economic Times
By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury
NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will witness video link to ground breaking (‘shila pujan’) for the first ever temple in Abu Dhabi during his forthcoming visit to West Asia — Palestine, UAE & Oman — between Feb 9-12 .
Currently, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has only one temple for Hindu worshippers, and that is in Dubai.
The UAE government had announced it was allocating land in Abu Dhabi to build a temple during Modi’s first visit to the emirates in 2015 and allocated 20,000 square metres of land in Al Wathba. The temple is being privately funded.