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Bharata Samaja Temple

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Bharata Samaja Temple

The Temple of Light

This architecturally beautiful non-sectarian Hindu shrine called the 'Temple of Light' contains no idol, only a flame.

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Here at sunrise every morning a small band of devoted worshippers gather to perform the 'Bharata Samaj Puja'.  This reformed and simple ceremony, using profound and beautiful chants from the Vedas, was formulated by learned Theosophist scholars, and has central to its theme the famous Gayatri mantra. The first to officiate at the ceremony was J. Krishnamurti in 1925.