Temple Exemplar

In Calabasas, California

A view of one section of the Malibu Hindu Temple in the Santa Monica mountains, actually a bit of a drive outside of Malibu. This temple to the Hindu god Venkateswara (whose name translates to “destroyer of sins” or “who takes away problems”) is kind of oddly situated in the middle of nowhere in the dusty hills. The structures are intricately designed and built and cast a pristine magnificence well worth the trip. The temple’s intricate architecture, gleaming whitewash of the buildings, and shiny gold of the statues and adornments offer striking contrasts against the rustic, dry surroundings.

According to the temple’s Wikipedia page, Britney Spears had her 4-month old child blessed in a ceremony here.

Definitely a one-of-a-kind, off-the-beaten-path attraction. When you visit, remember to remove your shoes!

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