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Krishna Venta cult rebuilds
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated July 23, 1959 partially reads, "Krishna Venta, Chatsworth 'Messiah' who died in an explosion set off by two disgruntled ex-cultists last December, 'will return in 1965 to direct the salvation of the world.' That was the prediction today of Bishop Asaiah, member of a Committee of Seven which has taken over leadership of the WKFL (Wisdom, Knowledge, Faith, Love) Fountain of the World cult since 'The Master's' death." Photograph caption reads, "Rebuild headquarters - Patriarch Wilber lays bricks on new building at Fountain of World cult in Chatsworth and discusses progress with Bishop Nekona, left, and Bishop Asaiah, right, members of board of directors running group since death of leader, Krishna Venta, in explosion last December. Nearly destitute after explosion, cult is recovering through contributions of food, clothing and building materials."; See images #00133628 through #001336131 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
WKFL Fountain of the World
Building construction--California--Chatsworth (Los Angeles)
Mass casualties--California--Los Angeles
Bombings--California--Los Angeles
Bombs--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Cults--United States
Sects--United States
Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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