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Old Vedanta Temple
29-MAY-2013

Old Vedanta Temple

The structure is said to be the first Hindu Temple in the Western Hemisphere. From 1905 until the community outgrew the space and dedicated the “New” Vedanta Temple in 1959 at Fillmore and Vallejo Streets, just a few blocks away, the Old Temple served as the home for what became the Vedanta Society of Northern California. An early pamphlet published by the Society noted that the Temple “…may be considered a Hindu temple, a Christian church, a Mohammedan mosque and a Hindu …monastery.”.

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John Barreiro18-Aug-2013 05:47
A fine capture of one of my favorite SF buildings. V
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