HE Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, warmly welcomed Brahmaviharidas Swami, along with other BAPS swamis and volunteers, at his private Royal Majlis in Abu Dhabi. The half-hour meeting focused on the ongoing work, inauguration ceremony and the worldwide impact of the mandir.
On reviewing the progress of the Mandir's construction, HE Sheikh Nahayan was highly impressed and acknowledged its profound impact on promoting values, harmony, and cultural enrichment.
HE Sheikh Nahayan commended the significant contributions of the swamis and volunteers in shaping history and added, "Many people make promises, but only a few deliver. You have delivered more than you promised, and you are altering how people see the world." He further added, "This Mandir will be one of the wonders of the world, like the pyramids and even more."
The BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi stands as an embodiment of the enduring values and the cultural heritage it represents. Its construction serves as a testament to the deepening friendship between India and UAE, while also fostering international harmony.
Brahmaviharidas Swami expressed his gratitude for the historic gift of land and emphasized the significance of the Mandir's establishment. He stated, "The construction of the BAPS Hindu Mandir signifies a profoundly iconic and historic milestone, not only for fostering harmonious relations between India and the UAE, but nations worldwide. It humbly embodies the spirit of international harmony, reminding us of the interconnectedness and shared values that unite humanity."
The conversation between Brahmaviharidas Swami and HE Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahayan concluded with His Excellency's personal reverence and remembrance of Pujya Mahant Swami Maharaj. Special prayers were offered for his good health and well-being signifying a deep spiritual bond.
Planning to open its doors to the public in February 2024, this iconic BAPS Hindu Mandir will not only serve as a place of worship but also as a beacon of cultural heritage, promoting values, harmony, and the rich tapestry of Hindu traditions.