Hindu Temple At Florida Southern College

Hindu Temple At Florida Southern College Lakeland


Stock #: 32536
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Lakeland
State: Florida (FL)
County: Polk
Publisher: Tichnor Bros Inc.
Postmark: 1955
PM City: Vero Beach
PM State: FL
Stamp: 2C
Size: 3.25" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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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 Frederic B. Fisher, donor, who brought it from Benares, India, holy city of Hinduism. Hand-carved in 259 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 across is a candelabrum in which candles are burned at night.
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