Malibu Hindu Temple

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Malibu Hindu Temple
Malibu Hindu Temple 25.jpg
Basic information
Location 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Road, Calabasas, California
Geographic coordinates 34°05′42″N 118°42′35″W / 34.095103°N 118.709687°W / 34.095103; -118.709687Coordinates: 34°05′42″N 118°42′35″W / 34.095103°N 118.709687°W / 34.095103; -118.709687
Affiliation Hindu
Region Los Angeles
State California
Another view of the temple

Malibu Hindu Temple (Tamil: மாலிபூ ஹிந்து கோவில்), a temple of the Hindu god Venkateswara, built in 1981, is located in the city of Calabasas near Malibu, California, in the Santa Monica Mountains. It is owned and operated by the Hindu Temple Society of Southern California. Built in the traditional South Indian style, it is frequented by followers of Hinduism in Southern California.

The priests are situated and live on the grounds of the temple. The temple has many gatherings for ceremonies, and provides numerous space for meditation, picnicking, it has a full stage for special cultural and Hindu programs.

Temple complex[edit]

The Hindu temple has two complexes – the upper complex with Lord Venkateswara as the presiding deity and the lower complex with Lord Shiva as the presiding deity. In addition to the presiding deity, both complexes have shrines for other deities.

Temple hours[edit]

The temple is open every day of the year.

Weekdays: Summer hours: 9:00 A.M to 12:30 Noon and 5 P.M to 8 P.M. Winter hours: 9:00 A.M to 12:30 Noon and 5 P.M to 7 P.M.

Weekends & Holidays: Summer hours: 8:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M Winter hours: 8:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M

In popular culture[edit]

In 1997, the temple was used in a small scene in the movie Beverly Hills Ninja starring Chris Farley, and in 1998 in a song in the Tamil film Jeans. In January 2006, the pop-star singer Britney Spears had her 4-month-old son blessed in a large ceremony by the Hindu priests of this temple. The event had world-wide coverage in the media.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oops, Spears switched religions again". MSNBC. 18 January 2006. 

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