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Kauai's Hindu Monastery

107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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Interesting place

We went up there on a very rainy day. Cool place if you have never been to a Hindu place before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tom s
Duvall, Washington
Your mind will be blown and enlightend. All at the Same Time :-)

OK, what can you say, its a monastery, how cool can that be? Well, Extremely cool if you are... read more

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

We went up there on a very rainy day. Cool place if you have never been to a Hindu place before. You can even "burn" away all your sins!

Thank tom s
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, what can you say, its a monastery, how cool can that be? Well, Extremely cool if you are Kauai's Hindu Monastery! Located in the most absolutely amazing location this place is a garden of Eden when it comes to fantastic flora. Such lush and...More

Thank digitaleye3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The welcome talk was interesting and it was fun to learn a bit about the Hindu faith. We walked to the new temple and wow! All hand carved and absolutely fabulous. We will visit again when it's finished. We entered the temple and meditated in...More

Thank BoomerGal1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have wanted to come here for years and finally got the chance. Be sure to call and make a reservation because they only offer the tour once a week and parking is limited. It's worth it to plan ahead. We just happened to be...More

Thank callan1034
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely a must visit while in Kauai. Very serene and tranquil surroundings,. Beautiful hindu Siva temple very impressed to learn, the monks are well versed with chants and rituals. Temple is closed by the noon.

Thank jyo10
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

Spent a morning on these peaceful and tranquil grounds. If you want to step away for a moment of calm, this is the place to go. Beautiful views and stone sculptures only add to the experience.

Thank Kittygoth
Reviewed October 6, 2017

This is an authentic Hindu monastery offering guests the opportunity to experience the beauty of the grounds and puja (Sanskrit ritual), if you choose. You must make a reservation mostly because of limited parking. You can attend the puja or take the tour. You can't...More

1  Thank Lydia G
Reviewed September 4, 2017

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

1  Thank Kanica K
Reviewed August 27, 2017

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 August 10, 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
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October 9, 2017|
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Response from Steven858 | Reviewed this property |
Namiste fellow travelers. The monastery is quite worth the time and effort. There are no tours in December so you may just be able to slide in on the last tour of the year! There is the link for cruise ship passengers... More
November 5, 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.
October 26, 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