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Thurs: 1 PM–8 PM
Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
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Thurs: 1—7:30 PM
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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.581.3500
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Hindu Temples

Hindu temples are numerous in form, and probably evolved from a variety of sources, including the worship of natural sites, mounds, trees, due to the need for a place to conduct ritual practices and house images of deities. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Guardian king of the west (Gwangmok cheonwang)

Guardian king of the west (Gwangmok cheonwang), 2002-2003, by Jae-u (Korean, born 1966). Ink and mineral colors on cotton. Gift of Jae-u, 2004.10.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Goddess and Buffalo Demon

This Goddess image appears in a niche on one side of the main structure of the great Shiva Nataraja (Dancing Shiva) a temple in Chidambaram, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Ganesha in a Temple Niche

Background information on the Hindu deity, Ganesha, and Hindu architecture.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Hajj Stories (Bay Area): Takeaways from the Hajj

Inspired by the British Museum’s video Hajj Stories, staff at the Asian Art Museum asked Bay Area Muslims who have performed the hajj to share experiences of their journeys.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond
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