Hindu Temple Offers Sanctuary, Peace

December 5, 2007

Author: Tony Krickl

Source: Claremont Courier


From the pioneers at Pilgrim Place to the Imams at the Islamic Center of Claremont, the city has a rich history of religious diversity. And with the addition of a new Hindu temple on its borders, the variety of cultural and religious influences that make up the unique population of Claremont will continue to grow.

Just down the road in neighboring Montclair, the new religious community has taken root. A Vedic temple recently opened its doors along Central Avenue, and practitioners are welcoming the community with open arms.

The temple sits on a two-acre plot of land that previously hosted a Baptist church. The non-descript exterior could be mistaken for a bowling alley until one enters to see the unique interior and colorful decor.