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Gandhi World Peace Memorial (2009)

The Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial, centerpiece of the “Wall-less Temple” at the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades, California. The thousand-year-old Chinese stone sarcophagus at the center of the Memorial contains some of Mohandas Gandhi’s ashes. The two statues on either side of the sarcophagus represent Guanyin, the Buddhist and Taoist embodiment of mercy and compassion.

The sign in front of the Memorial reads “Dedicated to world Brotherhood on August 20, 1950 by Paramahansa Yogananda and Lt. Gov. Goodwin Knight. The memorial contains a portion of the ashes of Mahatma Gandhi.


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