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Malibu Temple, Calabasas

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4.1/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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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  • Peaceful place to visit. Nice ambience. Good to go there with family. Should never miss a place like this. 
  • Quiet and peaceful place. Different and beautiful. However, there's no one to explain anything about the temple. Anyway, worth a visit!
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  • Temple is set in a really nice quiet area. You cvan hear and occasional car whizing by the Malibu Canyon road but it's mostly quiet. The statues and carivings on the walls are beautifully done. The pl...  read more »
  • A wonderful exoerience. Peaceful and energetic! Went there a couple of times. Once my birthday. It's so relaxing and rejuvenating.
  • Published main number is never answered by any one. It is set for voice mail only but no one cares to call back. How is it possible to get any information or arrange any function? The Trustees of the temple ought to make it possible for all patrons to directly talk with the Receptionist or Office manager. There should be alternate phone number posted for emergencies and to contact priest. When will this happen?
  • Great atmosphere, clean facilities, and respectful management and devotees. A great place to visit and worship in peace. The food is priced appropriately with great care and taste.
  • A perfect Hindu temple at a very beautiful location. Its a must visit temple.
  • Excellent hindu temple
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