Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the $4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in Bahrain and said it manifests the strong ties between India and Bahrain.
Modi ended his three-day Gulf visit and flew back to France on Sunday morning to attend the G7 summit in Biarritz.
The Indian PM offered prayers at the Shreenathji temple in Manama on Sunday morning and also interacted with the Indian community members.
The facelift for the Shreenathji (Shree Krishna) temple in Manama will kick off later this year.
The $4.2 million redevelopment project will be on a piece of land measuring 16,500 square feet and the new four-floor structure covering 45,000 square feet will have an overall height of 30 meters.
The heritage and the 200-year-old legacy of the temple will be highlighted in the redevelopment and the new iconic complex will house the sanctum sanctorum and prayer halls.
There are also facilities for traditional Hindu marriage ceremonies and other rituals, promoting Bahrain as a wedding destination and boosting tourism.
The temple corridors will be adorned with paintings by various Indian and Bahraini artists and people of all faiths are welcome.