Malibu Hindu Temple Announcements
Malibu Hindu Temple Special Hours during 4th of July Weekend
Hours of Operation from Friday, July 3, 2020 to Sunday, July 5, 2020:
Friday, July 3rd: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 4th: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, due to lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahanam)
Sunday, July 5th: 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Please note that the Temple will not be having in-person abishekams and maha aarthis until further notice.
Upcoming Live Streaming Services
We are delighted that the mrityunjaya and dhanvanthari homams that we livestreamed on June 7, 2020 was a great success and was watched by 1,200 viewers. Encouraged by this, we are planning to livestream programs on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi and Krishna Jayanthi. Please stay tuned for the dates and hours of the program.
Reminder: Rules to Observe When Visiting the Temple
As you all know very well, the coronavirus related cases are surging in Los Angeles county. We are delighted to see that most of the devotees are generally complying with the strict guidelines set by the Temple during the course of this pandemic. Nonetheless, we wish to emphasize the following protocols which have not been strictly followed:
- All visitors must wear a mask at all times while in the Temple premises. We all now know that in California wearing a mask is not optional but mandatory. As uncomfortable as the mask may be, this is one of the only few tools that we have that has successfully contained the spread of this virus.
- All visitors to the Temple must observe strict 6 ft. physical distancing. Maintaining 6 ft. physical distance has been found to be the other important tool that has contained the spread of the virus. Please note that in order to observe strict 6 ft. physical distancing, no one is allowed to sit in the sanctum. Devotees must exit as soon as they have the darshan of the god. As a reminder, the Temple is not allowing theertham or shatari to anyone at this time.
- We are currently allowing marriage ceremonies to take place in the Temple premises in the Shiva complex only from Monday to Friday and not on Saturdays and Sundays. This can be arranged only upon a consultation with the Temple directly and by signing an appropriate waiver. We are only allowing up to 20 invitees (including bride, groom, and priest) to partake in the ceremony. Please contact the Temple office by phone at: (818) 880-5552, or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a ceremony.
- All visitors must sign-in and provide their name, e-mail, and telephone number before entering the Temple. We have noticed that many devotees simply ignore the signs and do not register upon entering the Temple. We require only one member of each household to register. There is a reason we have a sign-in form and require all the devotees to sign in their names prior to entering the Temple. We need this for contact tracing purposes to help the Temple be a safe place for worship for the priests, employees, and devotees on a sustained basis.
We urge you to take this very seriously to ensure the safety of all Temple employees and devotees. We wish to remind all of you that we are in this together. You protect the employees and each other and we protect all of you.
On behalf of the Malibu Hindu Temple, I wish you all a safe and happy July 4th weekend with your family.
Nadadur S. Kumar
General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer