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Hindu Temples in Southern California

Hindu temples are essential part of Sanatan Dharma. Wherever Hindus migrated, beautiful Hindu temples are built. Uniqueness of Sanatan Dharma temples is that they are not monolithic. There are various Sampraday and numerous temple architectures. This makes each Sanatan Dharma temple unique enough to visit , enjoy beautiful architecture and feel the positive vibrations. Fortunately, in Southern California there are plenty of beautiful and historic temples.  Following are major temples with their websites , address and  phone numbers. Bhagwan Venkateshwara Temple , Malibu 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Road, Calabasas, CA 91302 Phone :( 818) 880-5552 ‎ Kali Mandir , Laguna Beach 20371 Sun Valley Drive Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Phone: (949) 494-1906 Swaminarayan Mandir, Chino Hills 15100 Fairfield Ranch Road, Chino Hills, CA 91709 Phone: (909) 614-5000 Gayatri Chetn

Adi Shankara : Life and Mission of a great revivalist and pillars of Advaita Vedanta

Sri Adi Shankaracharya (CE 788—820), one of the pillars of Advaita Vedanta (non-dualism), continues to inspire intellectuals and sages, though he lived more than a thousand years ago. The four Mathas that he founded in Sringeri (Karnataka), Dwaraka (Gujarat), Puri (Orissa) and Jyotirmath (Uttarakhand) in India are eminent centers of knowledge and authority in Hindu tradition. Some of the most important of Shankaracharya's works are his commentaries on the Brahmasutras - Brahmasutrabhashya - considered the core of Shankara's perspective on Advaita, and Bhaja Govindam written in praise of Govinda or Lord Krishna - a Sanskrit devotional poem that forms the center of the Bhakti movement and also epitomizes his Advaita Vedanta philosophy. In addition, Vivekachudamani, B

Ram Janm Bhumi - History and Facts.

A documentary " Ram Mandir: Adalat aur Aastha " is published for Ramjanmbhumi's history. All evidences lead to the temple. Watch following in Hindi , English version of the documentary  is also available . This blog covered Ramjanmbhumi in previous posts , all the posts can be read from this link .

Nourishing the Balance of the Universe

Dr. Yashwant Pathak , International Coordinator, ICCS, USA ( ) talks on  comparative study of various ancient traditions & cultures in remote areas of north-eastern parts of India, American Indian, South American traditions as Inca,Mayan and the African continent. Dr. Pathak is presently the Associate Dean in College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida ( ). The finding are surprising, all the ancient traditions have numerous similarity with Sanatan Dharma. Please watch this interesting talk at below video. ICCS's  Research Activities  1. Preparing exhaustive bibliography of different cultures. 2. Translating important texts of different cultures. 3. Comparative studies of different cultures regarding their Philosophy, Religion, Society, Literature, History, Music and Fine Arts. 4. Arranging guest lectures, seminars, informal discussions, etc. 5. Publication of research journals.