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Malibu Hindu Temple

Landmark: Malibu Hindu TempleReligion: HinduismArchitecture: Tradiional South Indian StyleInteresting Facts: In January 2006, the pop-star singer Britney Spears had her 4-month-old son blessed in a large ceremony by the Hindu priests of this templeCity & State: Calabasas, CaliforniaCountry: USAAddress: 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Rd, Calabasas, 91302

Exploring Glen Canyon

Lake Powell: Lake Powell is an artificial reservoir on the Colorado River in Utah and Arizona, United States. It is the second largest artificial reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000 acre-feet (3.0001×1010 m3) of water when full. Lake Powell is named for John Wesley Powell, who in 1869 led the first expedition to traverse the Colorado… Read More »

Hiking Trails – Horseshoe Bend

Landmark: Horseshoe BendSculptor: Nature ❤️Nickname: East Rim of the Grand CanyonInteresting Facts: The Colorado River created a roughly 1,000 ft (305 m) deep, 270º horseshoe-shaped bend in Glen Canyon, about five million years back.Distance: 1.5 mile (2.4km) out & back from the parking to the overlookFee: $10 per carCity: PageReservation Area: Yes, NavajoState: ArizonaCountry: USA

Cameron Trading Post

Cameron Trading Post: Established in 1916, this place offers one stop for shopping, dining, resting and fueling. From t-shirts and trinkets to fine Native American jewelry, pottery, basketry, this location offers a little respite to your weary shoulders. This location houses a gas station and Cameron Post Office.

Forever Marilyn

Landmark: Forever Marilyn SculptureSculptor: Seward JohnsonInteresting Facts: 26-foot tall, 24,000-pound monumental sculpture created with stainless steel and aluminumYear: 2011City: Palm SpringsState: CaliforniaCountry: USA

Baps Swaminarayan Temple

Landmark: Baps Swaminarayan TempleReligion: HinduismArchitecture: Unique blend of traditional Indian architecture and the state-of-the-art engineering modern constructionInteresting Facts: The complex is the first earthquake-proof Mandir in the world.City & State: Chino Hills, CaliforniaCountry: USAAddress: 15100 Fairfield Ranch Rd.   Chino Hills, CA 91709 USA

Brahmakapal in Badrinath

On the banks of the Alakananda River is the famous Brahma Kapal Ghat, where Hindus perform rituals for their departed dear ones and by doing so, it is beleived the departed souls get liberation from the cycle of birth and death. The ritual uses pind as the symbolic offering to the ancestors. A Tarpan is… Read More »