Kauai’s Hindu Monastery (Kadavul Hindu Temple)

Discover the serene Kauai’s Hindu Monastery in Kapaa, featuring exquisite hand-carved architecture and vibrant murals. Immerse in daily pujas amid lush natural beauty.

Kauai's Hindu Monastery (Kadavul Hindu Temple) is a Heritage Site located in the city of Kapaa on Kauai, Hawaii
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Things to Know About Kauai’s Hindu Monastery (Kadavul Hindu Temple)


  • Overview: Kauai’s Hindu Monastery (Kadavul Hindu Temple) is a serene, spiritual oasis nestled in the lush hills of Kapaa on Kauai, Hawaii. This unique attraction is a must-see for visitors seeking a peaceful, enriching experience amidst the island’s natural beauty.
  • Highlights: The main highlight of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery is the stunning Kadavul Hindu Temple, an architectural marvel featuring intricate carvings and vibrant murals, which showcases the rich culture and traditions of Hinduism in a picturesque setting.
  • Activities: Visitors to Kauai’s Hindu Monastery can partake in daily morning worship (puja), explore the beautiful temple grounds, and immerse themselves in the peaceful atmosphere while learning about Hinduism and its practices.
  • Information: Kauai’s Hindu Monastery (Kadavul Hindu Temple) is open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There is no entrance fee, but donations are appreciated. The best time to visit is during the morning worship, which takes place at 9:00 am, to fully experience the spiritual ambiance.
  • History & Significance: Established in 1970 by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Kauai’s Hindu Monastery (Kadavul Hindu Temple) is a spiritual sanctuary for the Saiva Siddhanta Church, serving as both a place of worship and a center for learning and meditation. The temple is dedicated to Lord Siva, symbolizing the unity of all souls with the divine.
  • Tips & Insights: To make the most of your visit to Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, remember to dress modestly (covering shoulders and knees), remove your shoes before entering the temple, and maintain a respectful, quiet demeanor throughout your visit. Additionally, consider attending one of the monastery’s informative classes or workshops to gain a deeper understanding of Hindu philosophy and practices.

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