PM Modi launches $4.2m revamp of Hindu temple in Manama

The four-storey building will stand 30m high and is due to be built on a land parcel spanning 1,533m2

PM Modi unveiled the revamp of Manama's Hindu temple.
Screengrab / YouTube / Narendra Modi
PM Modi unveiled the revamp of Manama's Hindu temple.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrapped his two-day official visit to Bahrain — the first visit to the kingdom by an Indian PM — after launching the $4.2m (BHD1.6m) redevelopment project of the Hindu Shreenathji Temple in Bahrain’s capital city Manama.

The redevelopment scheme will see the construction of a four-storey, 30m-tall building covering an area of 4,180.6m2, which will be built on a land parcel of 1,533m2.

Project commencement is set for later this year, the Press Trust of India reported.

Once completed, the new temple premises will include facilities to organise Hindu wedding ceremonies.

Commenting on Modi’s visit to the temple, spokesperson for India's Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar, tweeted: “[PM Modi] concludes his historic visit with prayers at the 200-years-old Shreenathji Temple in Manama, the oldest temple in the region.”

PM Modi was awarded the Bahrain Order First Class by HM King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa during his visit to the kingdom.

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