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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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  • We were surprised to find a beautiful Hindu Monastery on Kauai up the road that follows the Wailua River. It is such a beautiful, peaceful site. It’s about 4.2 miles up the road. Turn left and it.....  more
    We were surprised to find a beautiful Hindu Monastery on Kauai up the road that follows the Wailua River. It is such a beautiful, peaceful site. It’s about 4.2 miles up the road. Turn left and it.....  more »
  • We had a reservation so we actually went in the temple. It was fascinating to watch everything and the grounds are lovely. 
    We had a reservation so we actually went in the temple. It was fascinating to watch everything and the grounds are lovely.  more »
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  • The Hindu monastery is tranquil and beautiful. The relaxing atmosphere when walking around the grounds are amazing. With beautiful landscaping and the sounds of the birds chirping and the water flowing in the background give you such a calming sense of peace. The majestic banyan tree is an awesome place for meditation as you sit under the tree. A must see when visiting the garden island.
  • This place is quite literally one where you can just experience peace and tranquility. The priest and priestess were very nice and friendly. The temple itself is just magnificent. Take a mat with you and pick a quite corner and just meditate. It’ll recharge you. The only thing I wish i had at the temple was a vegetarian meal. Wish at some point they start selling prasad. Thank you!

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