About the Mandir

The upcoming BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi is located in the Abu Mureikha area, along Al Taf Road (E16) and accessible from the Abu Dhabi – Ghuweifat Highway (E11). The mandir is located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
No, the mandir complex is currently under construction. If you would like to visit the mandir complex site, please contact the BAPS team to see if a visit can be organized.
The BAPS Hindu Mandir lies on 27 acres of land.
The mandir is open to anyone and everyone, as it reflects UAE’s commitment to increasing tolerance, interfaith dialogue, collective coexistence and global harmony. It will welcome people of all faiths to experience and understand Hindu culture and spirituality.

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  1. The Mandir has a green foundation because 55% of the foundation pour consists of fly ash.
  2. Extremely eco-friendly, majority of the structure is made of natural materials such as earthen bricks and stone.
  3. The complex is partially powered by an array of solar panels.
  4. Water conservation energy methods have been employed through the Pearl Building Rating System.
The structure will not use any steel or iron reinforcements as per ancient traditional mandirs in India.
The project has been awarded several accolades.
  1. Awarded Best Mechanical Design at the Middle East MEP Awards in the year 2019.
  2. On 25 November, 2020 – Awarded the prestigious Interior Design Concept of the Year 2020 at the Commercial Interior Design (CID) Awards.
The BAPS Hindu Mandir complex will be a unique ancient Indian architectural feat and serve as a center of art, culture, and values.
  1. Visitor Center: A Beautiful Borderless World exhibition, which contains the theme ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, an ancient Vedic mantra, will highlight the necessity and path to harmony.
  2. A Multipurpose Hall: A hall that people can practice their faith and engage in spiritual dialogues to understand values of life and spirituality.
  3. Prayer Halls: The halls will serve those in the community that require a place to practice their religion.
  4. Library: A library that will propagate the universal values of peace, spirituality, and global inclusiveness. Its articles, books, and publications will inspire people to live virtuous lives.
  5. Classrooms: Classrooms provide for cultural and spiritual education to people of all ages. These facilities are also available to the lower echelons by teaching them basic English, Accounting, etc.
  6. Sports Center: There will be ample sports facilities for children and youth to ensure the balance between physical and spiritual well-being.
  7. Thematic Gardens: The gardens will reflect ideas that promote and enhance spirituality and culture.
  8. The Three Rivers: Three rivers encircle the mandir complex which serve as a symbolic representation of Ganga, Yamuna, and Sarasvati. It is where the three rivers converge that the Mandir rises into an oasis of spirituality and a beacon for global harmony.
  9. A Food Court: While there will be food available for satsang, there will also be a food court available for visitors and others to have vegetarian food during their visit.
  10. A Book and Gift Shop:
  11. Amphitheater: It will overlook the central shrines of the Mandir and will be utilized for thematic shows.
  12. Community Development Center: It will serve the purpose of mediating harmony within families.
The mandir will have 7 shrines. As a sign of respect to 7 Emirates of the UAE, the mandir will house deities across the different regions of India. (Akshar & Purushottam – Swaminarayan; Radha & Krishna; Ram, Sita, & Hanuman; Shiv, Parvati, Kartik Swami, & Ganesh; Jagannathji, Subhadra, & Baldevji; Tirupati Balaji & Padmavati; Ayyappa Swami.

An Architectural Perspective

In 2020, the BAPS Hindu Mandir witnessed it’s monumental ceremony marking a single pour of 3,000 cubic meters of concrete mix, which is made up of 55% fly ash, making the Mandir foundation green compared to most concrete mixtures used in the region. These unique foundations do not contain any steel reinforcement following the traditional ancient stone architecture used for religious stone buildings in India. This occasion marked the single largest pour of its kind in the UAE.

 

Moreover, the Mandir will be the first ever stone structure of its kind which will have more than 300 temperature, load, and strain sensors embedded at 10 different levels in the foundation to provide online active data of stress, pressure, and temperature measurements for the next 50 years.

Ground Floor: 276

PillarsFirst Floor: 126

PillarsTotal: 402 Pillars

12 (Samrans are entrance domes)
262 ft length X 180 ft width X 108 ft height.
Total weight of the Mandir super structure is 18,500 tons. The weight of the foundation is 34,000 tons.
Over 300 temperature, load, and strain sensors embedded at 10 different levels in the foundation to provide online active data of stress, pressure, and temperature measurements for the next 50 years. (This data will provide for groundbreaking research for stone architectural development in the future.)
The structure is built to withstand a 7.0 earthquake and its seismic design category as per ADIBC is C.
The external façade will be of sandstone and the interior will be of Italian Marble. Stones were selected based on their capacity to withstand high temperatures.
55% fly ash and the rest is concrete mix.
The mandir is built in a traditional Nagarshaili style. The front of the mandir has life size panels of universal values, stories of harmony from different cultures, and representations of spiritual leaders and avatars of the Hindu pantheon. The shikhar of every shrine will have the life stories in carving of the deities who reside in that shrine. It will have seven spires, two large raised domes, a Nilkanth Varni Abhishek where people can do the ritual Abhishek of the murti. It will have two ritual rooms where people can practice their personal rites as well as do mahapuja.