Kauai's Hindu Monastery - Saiva Siddhanta Church Headquarters, 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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  • Have been going to visit Monastery for years. Beautiful and peace-filled. Years ago you could wander the grounds during your tour, they keep you more confined now. Love to see the monastery being cons...  more »
  • We went here on a rainy day to see the actual temple only to find that you cannot go anywhere near the new one. We saw the old one and it was interesting. The bronze sculptures and the story of how th...  more »
  • Stumbled upon this temple and was so glad! Just 15 minutes of walking around the place and I felt calm and rejuvenated. I could sit under that banyan tree all day. They have sarongs for you to cover u...  more »
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  • Temple is open from 9:00am to 10:45 am everyday for those who wish to worship. All other visitors are welcome between 10:45 to 12:00 noon. Definitely one of must-see places on Kauai. Check their website for guided tour which could take you to the huge stone building. Natural beauty and serenity can be found everywhere in the temple.
  • So peaceful. Vegetation is enhanced and beautiful. Difficult to believe this extraordinary temple is really here on Kauai. Such a blessing and gift. Namaste
  • If you are raising Hindu children in the western world and struggle to explain your faith to them in a logical way, if you are or have high achievers with low inner peace, if you are not Hindu at all but ready for a spiritual awakening.... this place is a must visit. My elderly parents very much steeped in Indian culture, myself and my rambunctious culturally confused american raised boys all learnt about our own root and culture from an American born white man who chose this path of becoming a Sanyasi, he spoke with such clarity and authority on Hindu way of life and perfectly enunciated the Sanskrit mantras while simultaneous giving my boys tips on Surfing... I have no words to describe the magnitude of impact of this day in our lives.
  • Serene atmosphere to mediate in. Love the many Murtis of Natraj showing all of the divine dance positions. A must if you adore kathak
  • Great hindu temple's to visit.very peaceful and quite place to worshipped God.nice and clean. Little hard to find but can be managed by GPS. Why not temple's open after 12.00? If you are late you just lost your whole day. No prasadam (foods).mostly hindu temple offer Prasadam. When temple's grow Rudraksha, why they don't offer as prasadam to devotees? Devotes who visit long way they deserved some thing to remember as a souvenir. If temple's offer a rooms to stay for few days free that is well and good.Sat guru needs little more publicity in U.S.A. all states and every states has a more then one hindu temples now a day. Lots of Indian and hindu visit A Paradise Island of Hawaii. Jai Shree Krishna