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Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Kapaa
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Kauai's Hindu Monastery was established in 1970. It is the headquarters of Saiva Siddhanta Church, which was founded in Sri Lanka in 1949 by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and established in the US at first in San Francisco in 1957. The monastery is a theological seminary and home to the twelve initiated swamis of the Saiva Siddhanta Yoga Order and around a dozen more novitiate monks.
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  • Short drive to reach this area. Beautiful garden and setting. Definitely liked this place. You are not intruding and was good to see an active place of worship. Wear something to cover your legs and s...  more »
  • Attended a service which was quite lush and peaceful. Everyone we encountered there was friendly and helpful. I was a bit hesitant to observe the ceremony but everyone was welcoming. This place is bey...  more »
  • Fun to visit the shrine here but do be respectful of the culture and traditions of the monks; it's their space and they don't have to open it to the public. Guided tours only once a week; make sure to...  more »