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Malibu Temple, Calabasas

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Religious Site
Malibu Hindu Temple, 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 spaces for meditation and picnicking. It has a full stage for special cultural and Hindu programs.Temple complexThe 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 hoursThe temple is open every day of the year.Weekdays: Summer hours: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm Winter hours: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 5 pm to 7 pmWeekends and holidays: 8:00 am to 7:00 pmIn popular cultureIn 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.
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TripAdvisor
  • This temple is generally known as malibu hindu temple. The temple houses Lord Venkteswara in standing posture, with Lakshmi and Andal, separately housed within the premises. The temple is maintained v...  more »
  • A beautiful, ornate, pristinely white temple that is unlike anything you have ever seen. Certainly in the Sav Fernando Valley! It is a learning experience for those unfamiliar with Hinduism and worth ...  more »
  • This is a very beautifully designed Hindu temple with lovely surrounding and plenty of parking. Temple area may be confusing for first time visitors as temple has multiple floors. Definitely worth a v...  more »
Google
  • A wonderful exoerience. Peaceful and energetic! Went there a couple of times. Once my birthday. It's so relaxing and rejuvenating.
  • Jodhpuri safa pagri shop
  • Very nice temple. Thank you sponsors and management.
  • Unfortunately it was closed when I went there, but it looks amazing from the outside!
  • This place is an eyesore in this canyon. Does not fit in America.