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Mainland Europe to get its first stone built Hindu temple described as ‘architectural masterpiece’

The foundation ceremony for the temple took place last weekend along with a cultural event

Ayushi Sikarwar

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New Delhi: The renowned BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is set to build a Hindu temple in Paris which is being termed an ‘architectural masterpiece’.

The temple will be the first of mainland Europe’s traditional stone-built BAPS temple, foundation ceremony for which took place last weekend along with a cultural event.

Previously, BAPS made headlines earlier this month when India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited the under-construction site of Abu Dhabi’s first Hindu temple during his three-day tour to the gulf nation.

“On Ganesh Chaturthi, blessed to visit the @BAPS Hindu temple under construction in Abu Dhabi. Glad to see the rapid progress and deeply appreciate the devotion of all involved. Met the BAPS team, community supporters and devotees and workers at the site”, he wrote on Twitter.

Notably, the foundation stone of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018.

According to the reports, the design of the to-be-build temple in Paris is taken from the Akshardham temple in Delhi and another BAPS temple in New Jersey.

 

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