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BAPS Hindu Mandir Abu Dhabi introduces pre-booking facility

The BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi has implemented a pre-registration booking system in response to a surge in visitors to the Middle East’s inaugural stone temple. The temple spokesperson stated that the new booking process aims to enhance organisation and visitor enjoyment while managing the high volume of visitors.

The onset of the extended Eid Al Fitr holidays, coinciding with the school break until April 14, alongside various Hindu festivals this week, has led to an increase in temple visitors. Thousands of devotees visited the temple on Tuesday to observe the New Year festivals of Ugadi and Gudi Padwa, primarily celebrated in southern and western Indian states.

Since its public opening, the Mandir has experienced a significant daily influx of visitors, particularly families during the school vacation period. With several major festivals like Baisakhi, Vishu, Tamil New Year, Bihu, Ramnavami, and Hanuman Jayanti scheduled in the next two weeks, the temple management has taken proactive measures to streamline the pre-registration booking process.

Now, visitors have the option to select their preferred date and time slot, reducing waiting times. The temple operates from Tuesdays to Sundays (9 am to 8 pm) and remains closed on Mondays.

“The love and affection shown by hundreds of thousands of visitors and devotees to the BAPS Hindu Mandir in Abu Dhabi since its opening has touched many hearts. It has been truly overwhelming. The daily numbers have been consistently growing and are astronomical on weekends and special days,” a temple spokesperson said.


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