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Spiritual Life
Become a Monk

Contact us to request consideration for monastic life

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Visit Kadavul Temple

Our Nataraja temple, established in 1973, where the monks worship and meditate together each morning. You may reserve to attend our 9am Siva puja, or more brief entry at 11am

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What is Hinduism?

For many decades our monks have worked tirelessly to create material to help Hindus and non-Hindus alike to better understand the many ancient and diverse facets of the Hindu religion.

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Free Reservations
Attend Worship at Iraivan Temple

You must have a free reservation to attend puja at this pure and powerful white granite wonderment—a temple carved in India by hand and erected ten thousand miles away on this Garden Island by India’s master stonemasons.

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Welcome to Kauai Aadheenam

When We’re Open

• Monday – Friday
• 9am to 12pm
• Every day of the year, including holidays
• Front grounds do not require a reservation

Attend Our Temple Services

You must make a free reservation to attend worship Kadavul Hindu Temple

A Hindu Monastery

Kauai Aadheenam is home to a traditional Saivite Hindu monastic order. If you plan to visit please be respectful that this is place of peaceful religious practice.

Quotes from Gurudeva


Occasionally, in a cross-section of the inner mind, when light merges into transcendental form, the young aspirant may view the golden actinic face of a master peering into his, kindly and all-knowing. He is looking at his own great potential.

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The spiritual leader of Kauai Aadheenam

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami is Gurudeva’s designated successor, having spent 37 years training and serving at Gurudeva’s side. On November 13, 2001, he was installed as Guru Mahasannidhanam of Kauai Aadheenam and the 163rd preceptor of the Kailasa Parampara. Bodhinatha is the spiritual head of Saiva Siddhanta Church and Himalayan Academy and president of Hindu Heritage Endowment. As publisher of Hinduism Today magazine, he carries forward Gurudeva’s vision to inform, strengthen and connect Hindus around the world. He travels frequently to be with and initiate members, to give lectures to Hindu groups, attend temple festivals and events and to oversee the mission in other nations. 

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