Statues, Ceremonies Create County's First Hindu Temple

November 5, 2010

Author: Tom Kisken

Source: The Ventura County Star

Priests sitting on a cushioned platform chanted in Sanskrit. Women in saris danced. Husbands and wives washed marble statues of Lord Shiva and other Hindu gods in holy water from the Ganges River.


On a sweltering Friday, in a business park behind the Ventura Auto Center, a small Hindu community started three days of ceremonies to breathe life into more than 20 statues of deities shipped from India.