In 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had laid the foundation stone for the BAPS temple in Abu Dhabi, which is home to over three million Indian expatriates. Due to the pandemic, the construction was put to halt, and it was delayed. As per the news reports, the temple is likely to be completed by 2023.
About the temple
The media report states that the temple will be built as per the traditional architecture in India, and hence no steel or iron reinforcements will be used. The temple will have seven spiers and five domes. The stones on the walls and floors of the temple are hand-carved by artisans in India and assembled by professionals in UAE. The temple will be open to people of all religious backgrounds and intends to convey the message of Vasudev Kutumbaka.