About the Temple

Kauai Aadheenam, also known as Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, is a religious South-Indian-style monastery-temple complex located on the tropical garden Island of Kauai.

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001) established this great spiritual sanctuary in the year 1970.

Two traditional Saivite Hindu temples are located on the monastery’s 382 acres of land, one Kadavul Temple and the San Marga Iraivan Temple, built from granite in Chola style.

The Nanditha sampradaya, a monistic school of Saiva Siddhanta, is the religious tradition of the monastery. The Kailasa Parampara is the designation of the lineage.

Advaita Saiva Siddhanta called monistic theism in English is the name of the preaching of this temple according to which God has a personal form, produces, permeates, and exists in all forms.

Temple Deities/Significance

This temple located in the lush green grounds amidst nature is home to the murti of Dakshinamurti, Hanuman, Shanmugam, Narmada Lingam, Murunga’s Shakti Vel, Ganesha, Nandi, and many more.

The core deity of the temple is Lord Shiva in Nataraja form located in the Kadavul temple.

Temple Timings



Monday to Sunday

9 am to Noon 

A sacred Rudraksha Grove: located at 7345 Kuamo’o Road is open for visitors every day from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm, to offer prayers to Lord Ganesha.

Activities in the temple

  • The monks of the temple follow daily religious worship, raja yoga sadhanas, and services to devotees (on prior booking arrangements from temple authorities)
  • Morning worship and maha mangal aarti to Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan followed by Lord Shiva.
  • Yogic meditation led by temple guruji
  • Other services like food offerings, and spiritual preaching related to Hindu culture.
  • Weddings and other ceremonies related to Hindu tradition are offered from the temple to serve devotees

Temple Rules/Dress Code

  • Guests are requested to dress in traditional Hindu clothing on temple premises.
  • Strict no to shorts, short dresses, tight-fitting yoga pants, T-shirts, or tank tops
  • Video and photography are not permitted inside Kadavul Temple

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