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Kauai's Hindu Monastery

107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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A must- see

Cant beat the location of this Hindu Monastery and Temple. We reached right at 9am when they... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kanica K
Beautiful Monastery

The monastery was just beautiful & green. Attended the Puja, it was amazing. The energy was so calm... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cant beat the location of this Hindu Monastery and Temple. We reached right at 9am when they opened, saw the grounds and attended a puja for about 90 min. The aarti is a beautiful ceremony. We came here on the first day of our 1...More

Thank Kanica K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monastery was just beautiful & green. Attended the Puja, it was amazing. The energy was so calm & relaxing. Wonderful gift shop. Items were pricey though.

Thank shiawase1003
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The most amazing and peaceful experience.The monks are chantings for 24/7 shlokas that they are following since 1970 approximately.Which has contributed a lot in the energy level and peace giving place.The temple has limited timings for public hours so make sure to see hours before...More

Thank Hansa G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Just go and plan on spending an hour at least. people here are respectful of nature and each other. No pressure to donate but you can if you wish. The views from up there are magnificent

Thank Lorna Bergeson A
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most healing and beautiful places on the planet truly a refuge from the world... The monks have created a virtual oasis ...of peaceful life....!!!! Beautifully landscaped the countryside with rare and exotic plants flowers and fruit trees...lovely statues of Ganesh...More

Thank radhadasi108
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Wednesdays they hold a tour of the grounds, call ahead for a parking spot. Bring insect repellent! The tour includes a history of this temple and Western Hinduism, a tour of the nearly completed hand carved temple, and many of the gardens.

Thank Steven858
Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you are looking for an interesting experience on the island on Kauai, plan a visit to the Hindu Monastery on Kauai. Be sure to call and make a reservation for the guided tour that is held once a week. With the guided tour, one...More

1  Thank jjstephenson1969
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We visited the Hindu Monastery on a friend's recommendation. This is a very serene place- built in beautiful surroundings. The highlight was visiting the small forest of 'Rudraksha' trees close-by. We saw these trees for the first time. We grew up in India and still...More

2  Thank nicekids
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The kauai Hindu Monastery is the most heavenly place I have ever visited. Calm, peaceful and so very beautiful. You definitely feel the presence of God. With special permission you can visit the new Sivan temple that is under construction. The Swamis are very knowledgable...More

Thank jahnavisivananthan
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Go to the Kauai Hindu Monastery website to read about their tour. Most of the grounds are not open to the public with the exception of a morning tour done once a week. All you need to do is call and make a parking reservation....More

1  Thank BigOrangeCat
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4 November 2015|
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Response from RBalija | Reviewed this property |
The Siva Lingam is truly noteworthy and the attending priest is from Malaysia and speak good Tamil.
26 October 2015|
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Response from Lorrie D | Reviewed this property |
The monastery is open for day visits to the public only. You can go for the morning puja, about 2 hours and then tour the grounds, beautiful gardens and temples and visit the gift shop. There are guided yours certain days of... More
Patricia O
10 February 2015|
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Response from Sandys_Universe | Reviewed this property |
Hi Patricia, The following text is from the Monastery's site: If you are coming to Kauai on a cruise ship and would like to visit the monastery and temple, the following information will be helpful. It will be best to... More