Hindu Temple, Florida Southern College

Hindu Temple, Florida Southern College Lakeland

Stock #: 14085
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Lakeland
State: Florida (FL)
County: Polk
Postmark: 1960
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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The only imported 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-carved in 239 pieces from Indian sand stone, the interesting structure was set on a slope of the 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
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