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June 6, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Malibu Hindu temple--already one of Hinduism's largest in the country--is in the midst of a $1-million physical expansion that also enhances the spiritual breadth of the ornate complex for devotees of the ancient Indian religion. Having learned that this weekend would be astrologically auspicious, the temple's priests are installing stone-carved statues of Shiva and two other deities in one hall, even though the building that will house them is still under construction.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Malibu Hindu temple--already one of Hinduism's largest in the country--is in the midst of a $1-million physical expansion that also enhances the spiritual breadth of the ornate complex for devotees of the ancient Indian religion. Having learned that this weekend would be astrologically auspicious, the temple's priests are installing stone-carved statues of Shiva and two other deities in one hall, even though the building that will house them is still under construction.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After six years of worshiping in private homes, a Hindu group will soon begin regular services in Northridge--in a church that a Baptist pastor with a tiny flock vainly fought to keep from the buyers he called "pagan." With escrow on the $650,000 purchase set to close by Nov. 30, Hindu leaders said their dozen four-foot-tall marble statues of Hindu deities will come out of storage and be installed in the geodesic dome church for services before year's end.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | JOHN DART
The Malibu Hindu temple--already one of the largest Hindu temples in the country--is in the midst of a $1-million physical expansion that also promises to enhance the ornate complex's spiritual breadth for devotees of the ancient Indian religion. Having learned that this weekend would be astrologically auspicious, the temple's priests are installing stone-carved statues of Shiva and two other deities in one hall, even though the building that will house them is still under construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996
A week's worth of blessings and exhortations concludes in Whittier today as one of India's most highly regarded religious leaders concludes his three-month U.S. tour. For seven days and eight nights, His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj has beseeched Southern California's Hindu community to spread brotherly love and exemplify family unity as a solution to contemporary social ills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1998 | JOHN DART
The Malibu Hindu temple--already one of the largest Hindu temples in the country--is in the midst of a $1-million physical expansion that also promises to enhance the ornate complex's spiritual breadth for devotees of the ancient Indian religion. Having learned that this weekend would be astrologically auspicious, the temple's priests are installing stone-carved statues of Shiva and two other deities in one hall, even though the building that will house them is still under construction.
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September 24, 1987 | MICHELE LINGRE, Lingre is a Woodland Hills free-lance writer.
Venkataraman Sambasivan of Northridge, his wife, Uma, and their two daughters requested a special ceremony to be performed in honor of Lord Siva, one of the main deities worshipped at the Venkateswara Hindu temple. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the family and 10 other devotees gathered in front of the black granite idols: An elipsoid symbolized Siva, and a statue of a human body with an elephant's head represented Siva's son, Ganesha.
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October 23, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Shivani Shodhan is busy with her graduate studies in public health in Virginia, but she was back home in Southern California Sunday for an event she didn't want to miss with her family: the celebration of the Hindu New Year and Festival of Lights. Shodhan, a 21-year-old from Canoga Park, was one of the thousands of Hindus in Southern California who gathered at homes and in temples for the occasion.
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May 9, 1993 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Religious leaders in Norwalk contend that the city is trying to regulate church affairs through a proposed law that would require parishes to disclose their activities, including religious celebrations, before obtaining building permits. The leaders also complain that the proposed measure, which would require additional parking for new sanctuary seating, could create undue expenses and halt church growth. "It's micro-management of the church by City Hall," said the Rev.
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October 21, 2000 | MARGARET RAMIREZ
This afternoon, thousands of Hindus across Southern California will gather at Cerritos Regional County Park to celebrate Diwali, the annual Indian holy day known as the Festival of Lights. The name Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word Deepawali, which means "rows of diyas" or earthen clay lamps. The day symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. Although there are countless Indian legends behind Diwali, the most widely known is the story of Lord Rama and his defeat of the demon king Ravana.
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October 2, 1996
A week's worth of blessings and exhortations concludes in Whittier today as one of India's most highly regarded religious leaders concludes his three-month U.S. tour. For seven days and eight nights, His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj has beseeched Southern California's Hindu community to spread brotherly love and exemplify family unity as a solution to contemporary social ills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1995 | JOHN DART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After six years of worshiping in private homes, a Hindu group will soon begin regular services in Northridge--in a church that a Baptist pastor with a tiny flock vainly fought to keep from the buyers he called "pagan." With escrow on the $650,000 purchase set to close by Nov. 30, Hindu leaders said their dozen four-foot-tall marble statues of Hindu deities will come out of storage and be installed in the geodesic dome church for services before year's end.
NEWS
September 24, 1987 | MICHELE LINGRE, Lingre is a Woodland Hills free-lance writer.
Venkataraman Sambasivan of Northridge, his wife, Uma, and their two daughters requested a special ceremony to be performed in honor of Lord Siva, one of the main deities worshipped at the Venkateswara Hindu temple. On a recent Saturday afternoon, the family and 10 other devotees gathered in front of the black granite idols: An elipsoid symbolized Siva, and a statue of a human body with an elephant's head represented Siva's son, Ganesha.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 2004 | Hugo Martin, Times Staff Writer
It was proposed as the largest Hindu temple and cultural center in Southern California, an ornate structure with the kind of religious status held by the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove and the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.
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March 25, 1988 | KENNETH J. GARCIA, Times Staff Writer
With its high, ornate towers and gold-tipped cupolas jutting out from the floor of the sloping canyon in Malibu, the building seems like the wild vision of a Hollywood set designer. But the sprawling creation is real, a shrine for thousands of Hindu followers throughout Southern California. It is a temple where East meets West and where ancient architectural forms collide with modern building codes.
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