Ecumenical Symbol for the Hindu Temple Society of North America

Description
The Hindu Temple Society of North America was founded in 1970 and became one of the first and most prominent Hindu temples in the New York City area. It was built with traditional granite stones imported from India. This prototype of the temple’s religious symbol was once carved into the façade of the building, and represents religious diversity through five major faiths – Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism – all surrounding and illuminated by the lamp of knowledge and acceptance, a symbol of Universalism.
date made
ca 1970
place made
India
associated place
United States: New York, Queens
Physical Description
plexiglas (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 12 in; .635 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
2016.0049.01
catalog number
2016.0049.01
accession number
2016.0049
Credit Line
Gift of The Hindu Temple Society of North America
subject
Buddhism
Hinduism
Christianity
Judaism
Islam
Universalism
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Religion
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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