With religious services suspended across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the coronavirus pandemic, a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi has been holding a webcast of weekly 'satsang sabha' on Friday evenings in an effort to help the faithful remain calm, a media report said on Saturday (28 March).
"In light of the current global coronavirus pandemic, to assist with the government's efforts to contain the virus and support public health and safety, we have voluntarily suspended all assemblies at the BAPS Hindu Mandir until further notice.
"However, you can join our weekly prayers online at sabha.mandir.ae every Friday at 4 p.m.," the Khaleej Times report quoted the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir of Abu Dhabi as saying in an online post.
Ashok Kotecha, one of the Directors of the temple, said: "To support the government's efforts, we have suspended our activities from last week and are hosting Friday prayers online at 4 p.m. on https://sabha.mandir.ae."
The UAE has so far reported 405 confirmed coronavirus cases and two deaths.
(With inputs from IANS)
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