In the UAE, social distancing is being followed by the Coronavirus. Even a temple has started webcasting the Satsang Sabha.
Abu Dhabi – Religious gatherings in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been closed due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Meanwhile, a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi has taken a hi-tech break to organize a ‘Satsang Sabha’ to be held every Friday evening. Satsang is being webcast here. A media report on Saturday said the effort would help keep people calm.
The Khaleej Times report quoted this information from Abu Dhabi’s BAPS Sri Swaminarayan Temple. ‘We have taken this decision to prevent the virus and to support the government’s efforts in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus epidemic. We have voluntarily suspended all Satsang gatherings at the BAPS Hindu temple until further notice. However, devotees can attend our weekly prayers online at 4 pm every Friday. ‘
Prayers to the victims of the epidemic
Ashok Kotecha, one of the directors of the temple, said, ‘We have suspended our activities since last week to support the efforts of the government. Organizing online prayers on ‘Sabha.com temple dot ay’ at 4 pm on Friday. Meanwhile, the Rev. Fran Ninan Philip, Victor, and President of St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, said, ‘Although the gates of the church have been closed, prayers and services are being held throughout the day by the priests residing within the church premises. Prayers are being offered to the victims of the epidemic.