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Kauai's Hindu Monastery, Kapaa

#3 of 22 in Historic Sites in Kauai
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Overwhelmed with emotions upon seeing the beauty of this Hindu monastery in Kauai. Beautiful outdoor monastery and new temple being built near Wailua River Falls. Statues and grounds are amazing...  more »
  • This is a truly remarkable place of meditation and reflection. The grounds provide a place to find one self and to review your path and the true meaning of what life has to offer. The scenery is...  more »
  • Went to see the grounds and temple which we had seen previously and were anxious to see again. They assembled us together and spent over an hour talking about their religion which was interesting at first but eventually lost its appeal. Finally dismissed us to see the grounds only to find out practically the entire place was roped off and not open to visitors. Could only glimpse a tiny bit of the temple through the vegetation
  • Awesome temple. Peaceful, we attended a pooja 9am-10:45. Check the schedule if you want to attend and plan accordingly. You can easily spend a few hours even if you are not religious. There is place to meditate inside an extremely large banyan tree (yes inside).

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