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San Marga Iraivan Temple(Hindu monastery) in Kapa‘a Hawaii United States

Here is Some Information about San Marga Iraivan Temple in Kapa‘a Hawaii United States.

Location:Kaholalele Rd
State: Hawaii
Built in: about 1000 years ago
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Entry: Free
Photography: Not Allowed
Significance: One of the best temple
Temple timing: 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM.
Visiting timing: 1 to 2 hours
Best time to visit: All time
Phone: +1 808-822-3012
How to reach by Rail: The Nearest Railway station is HI. Kauai Plantation Railway station.
How to reach by Air : The Nearest Airport is Lihue Airport.

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The San Marga Iraivan Temple is located at Kaholalele Rd town near Kapa‘a city in Hawaii states of USA.The temple was built about 1000 years ago.The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Lord Shiva.The temple is the first all-stone temple to be built in the United States. It is maintained by the Saiva Siddhanta Church, also known as Kauai Aadheenam and Kauai’s Hindu Monastery. The temple is being constructed stones quarried and sent to Hawaii from Hydrabad. It is fascinating in that the symbols combine traditional Indian and Hawaiian icons. The grounds are beautiful and they are building it into a botanical garden. The puja being held at the smaller temple nearby while the Iraivan temple is being built houses the largest crystal in the world- a 600 lb. lighted Shiva Lingam. Lovely banyan trees with Shiva statues, Ganesh, etc. Worth the visit! No bare shoulders or shorts, so either dress appropriately or be prepared to put a sarong around your body to cover up. 

There are two sets of “musical pillars” with tall rods, which when struck with a mallet, resonate exact musical tones.Six granite stone lions carved into the pillars each with a stone ball freely rotatable in its mouth, which cannot be removed, a large stone bell, and 10-foot-long (3.0 m) stone chains with loose links.The main Idol is a consecrated Spathika Shivalinga.  Its a six faced 700 lbs clear quartz crystal.  It was found in this perfect state buried in mud – not cut out from any rock. A local crystal shop owner Almitra Zion, had gone all the way to Arkansas following a dream to get it.

Daily Pooja and Aarti Timing of  San Marga Iraivan Temple

Temple Campus
9:00 am – 6:00 pm daily

Sacred Shrines Open for Idol Darshan
9:00 am – 10:30 am
11:15 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Shringar(Decorate): 7:30 am
Rajbhog: 11:15 am
Sandhya: 7:00 pm
Shayan: 8:30 pm

Nearest Hotels and Restaurants of  San Marga Iraivan Temple


Hilton Garden Inn Kauai Wailua Bay 
3 5920 Kuhio Highway
Phone: +1-888-690-5281    

Kaha Lani Resort in Lihue
4460 Nehe Rd., Lihue, HI 96766
Phone: +1-800-230-4134

Outrigger at Lae Nani : 410 Papaloa Rd.
410 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa, HI 96746

Plantation Hale Suites - Kapaa
525 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
Phone: +1-888-690-5247

Kauai Shores Hotel - Kapaa
420 Papaloa Rd., Kapaa, HI 96746
Phone: +1-888-305-3366

Courtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut Beach in Kapaa
650 Aleka Loop, Kapaa, HI 96746
Phone: +1-800-881-1523

Aston Islander on the Beach in Kapaa
440 Aleka Place, Kapaa, HI 96746
Phone: +1-800-997-5149

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