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Hindu Temple at Florida Southern College
Format Postcard
Description 2 pages
Language English
City, State Lakeland, FL
Denomination Hinduism
Subject Fine Arts
Notes The only important Hindu temple in the United States was erected on the campus of Florida Southern College, at Lakeland, during the summer of 1938 as a memorial to the late Frederick B. Fisher, donor, who brought it from Benares, India, holy city of Hinduism. Hand-crafted in 239 pieces from Indian sandstone, the interesting structure was painted pure white and set on a slope of the sixty-three acre citrus grove campus, overlooking Lake Hollingsworth. Comparatively small because followers of Hinduism worship singly instead of congregationally, the temple has the cross on the altar inside the temple. On each side of the cross is a candelabrum in which candles are burned at night.
Collection James R. Tanis Collection of Church Postcards
Contributor Princeton Theological Seminary
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