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Kauai's Hindu Monastery

107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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Beautiful Peaceful

Have been going to visit Monastery for years. Beautiful and peace-filled. Years ago you could... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
lynn h
Muskegon, Michigan
Interesting story of monastery

We went here on a rainy day to see the actual temple only to find that you cannot go anywhere near... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Vancouver, British Columbia
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107 Kaholalele Rd, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-9304
+1 808-822-3012
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Have been going to visit Monastery for years. Beautiful and peace-filled. Years ago you could wander the grounds during your tour, they keep you more confined now. Love to see the monastery being constructed. Definitely worth checking it out!

Thank lynn h
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We went here on a rainy day to see the actual temple only to find that you cannot go anywhere near the new one. We saw the old one and it was interesting. The bronze sculptures and the story of how the temple is being...More

Thank Olym2010
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Stumbled upon this temple and was so glad! Just 15 minutes of walking around the place and I felt calm and rejuvenated. I could sit under that banyan tree all day. They have sarongs for you to cover up with if you're wearing shorts, sleeveless...More

1  Thank importedgood
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My husband and I were in awe of the Banyan trees and the beautiful energy at Kauai's Hindu Monastery. Can't wait to return and take another stroll through the Rudraksha Forest!

Thank Biana M
Reviewed 27 February 2017

All the adjectives you've read in the other reviews are correct: beautiful, serene, inspiring, tranquil, gorgeous, healing, etc. I have nothing but admiration for this wonderful place. The problem, as usual, is human. We took the (reservation-only) guided tour, which is the only way to...More

3  Thank DrDubious
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We went on a rainy day, but it was still very special. Beautiful gardens and views. This is a spiritual oasis in a busy town. Great gift shop/bookstore too.

1  Thank jcgtune
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The Hindu Monastery graciously allows access to a portion of its grounds M - F from 9 - noon. You can treat this as an opportunity to learn about the religion, or simply as a stroll through a beautiful garden. They have sarongs available at...More

2  Thank RamblingRoses
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Fire up your GPS. There are no signs pointing the way to Kauai's Hindu Monastery located at the end of a residential street about 4 miles west of Kapa'a. The monastery is open to the public only from 9am to noon. There is a worship...More

2  Thank DoctorM
Reviewed 2 February 2017

THere are sarongs to wear if you are not dressed properly and will be asked to remove shoes during prayer areas. Beautiful place to embrace another form of religion.

Thank Laura Lynne T
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The monastery is a stunningly beautiful place. The gardens, grounds and streams are simply spectacular as is the granite temple that they have been working on since the 1990's. The guided tour is well worthwhile and the guide we had patiently answered all questions and...More

Thank Bruce C
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5 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