Tropical rainforests, hovering cliffs, cerulean seas, cascading waterfalls. This distant island is residence to Kauai’s Hindu Monastery, a middle of world outreach for Hinduism and intense non secular apply resulting in expertise of the Divine inside all. Its guru lineage is rooted within the Saiva custom of Sri Lanka & South India, extending again 2,200 years to the Himalayas. The monastery was based by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and thrives right this moment beneath the steering of Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami.
Within the Kadavul Temple, guests encounter the highly effective blessings of God Siva, Ganesha and Karttikeya. Towards the majestic backdrop of Mount Waialeale sits the crown jewel, the all-granite, hand-carved Iraivan Temple, impressed by Gurudeva’s mystical visions of Siva.
Right here Bodhinatha and two dozen tireless monks dwell a joyous life dedicated to God Realization, worship of Siva and selfless spiritual service. They develop their very own meals and put on handspun robes. But, hidden amidst all of it there dwells a high-tech world the place monks sit at Macintosh computer systems, crafting books, movies, web sites and the worldwide journal Hinduism As we speak.
We invite you to discover our resource-rich web site, the place Hinduism meets the longer term.
(Written by the monks of Kauai’s Hindu Monastery. Directed and edited by Sushma Khadepaun-Parmar of Slicing Chai Productions. Narrated by Ben Patrick Johnson.)