Bengaluru: In a matter that makes our hearts swell with pride, the foundation work of the first traditional Hindu temple in UAE is almost complete and now the structure of the temple is being worked on, reports ABP News. 

Quoting Khaleej Times, the website added that the foundation work is in the final stage at Abu Mureikha and will be completed next month. Project engineer of BAPS Hindu Mandir Abu Dhabi, Ashok Kondeti said that the foundation work has risen to a height of 4.5 metres from the ground level.

Concrete around 4,500 cubic metres and backfilling with 3,000 cubic metres have been used since January.

"I am monitoring the quality and progress of this project. We have observed that the concrete is gaining strength which is a good thing for the project. We are doing the backfilling layer by layer with sand available on site and there is no need to import the material from outside," Kondeti was quoted as saying. 

It is also to be noted that stones for the two tunnels in the foundation, have been received from India and the placing will take place next month. He noted that once the foundation work completes, the management will soon kick in the actual stonework in the month of May.

Moreover, the stonework is being done in Rajasthan and Gujarat mainly includes Indian epics Ramayana, Mahabharata and other narratives from Hindu scriptures and mythology, reflecting the rich culture and history of India and includes Arab symbols.

Earlier this month, the Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), the organisation building the Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, released a video showing the massive foundation of the temple taking shape, the website adds.