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Hindu Temples – Malibu

In Temples of LA on September 9, 2010 at 3:31 am

Oh my Hindu God, this place is beautiful!

But the temple rots.  Like most properties in Malibu Canyon, the land is worth a zillion dollars but it’s nearly impossible to get permits to build or improve.  The surrounding grounds and picnic area are overgrown and neglected.  Below the temple, where you find the bathrooms and the offices, it feels like the break-room in a crappy warehouse.

The temple itself is just beautiful.  The neglected feel of the place only adds to the aesthetic appeal.  There were a surprising amount of pilgrims during our late afternoon visit.

I had just put Briar’s shoes on in the car before I had to take them off.  It’s a mellow place but there are rules.

Cousin Danilo sez: “Please do not break coconuts!”

Beautiful and strange.  Mysterious.  Oh, and Britney Spears had her baby boy blessed there, so it’s got that going for it.

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