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
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.
Thank you Bahrain for the warmth and affection— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) August 25, 2019
PM @narendramodi concludes his historic visit with prayers at the 200 years old Shreenathji Temple in #Manama, the oldest temple in the region. The temple reflects the pluralism of Bahraini society. pic.twitter.com/no1fei2UPs
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.”
Spent time at Bahrain’s Shreenathji Temple. This is among the oldest temples in the region and manifests the strong ties between India and Bahrain.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 25, 2019
Here are some blessed moments from the temple. pic.twitter.com/InRdOl65Nv
PM Modi was awarded the Bahrain Order First Class by HM King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa during his visit to the kingdom.