Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

info@TheMuseumSFV.org

www.TheMuseumSFV.org




Monday, March 31, 2014

TEACHER FROM INDIA INFLUENCES VALLEY IN 1930s

BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Eastern religious thinking was introduced into the San Fernando Valley in the 1930s by teachers such as the world famous Indian guru Paramahansa Yogananda. The followers of the great mystic established the Self Realization Fellowship that still maintain centers in Los Angeles and the San Diego area. 
On April 19th, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley will celebrate the heritage of India with music, lectures and dance in Northridge, California.

 Paramahansa Yogananda
1893 - 1952

Self Realization Lake Shrine - vintage postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gerald Fecht 2014.  (click on images to enlarge them.)

The Santa Inez spring, along side of Sunset Boulevard. once was among the sources that supplied water to the movie lots of Inceville. Early Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan films were made at the site. Years passed and the followers of Paramahansa Yogananda created the present day Lake Shrine at this location. Today, under the lotus arch, stands a Chinese monument wherein there are some of the ashes of Mohandas Ghandi.  Visits to the Shrine at 17190 Sunset Boulevard are free and among the most memorable sites in Los Angeles.

No comments: