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Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji
679 6700016
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Ranked #7 of 9 attractions in Nadi
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: This unique Hindu temple, the largest in the southern hemisphere, reflects an architectural style rarely seen outside India, and houses sacred statues... more » Owner description: This unique Hindu temple, the largest in the southern hemisphere, reflects an architectural style rarely seen outside India, and houses sacred statues designed by craftspeople brought over from India. « less
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HORLEY, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Saw this from outside one day and then visited as part of a trip. It is impressive from the outside and there are some wonderful paintings on the roof painted by an Indian from Madras. You have to take footware off and wear a skirt,if you have anything short on. It was not that hot a day but some people... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We went to the temple as part of the Nadi Faces and Places tour through Pacific Destinationz. We highly recommend the tour - ask for Ravin as your tour guide; he was fantastic. The temple is beautiful, and it was great being able to see some of the cultural aspects of Fiji. Ravin is Hindu, so he was able to... More

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Just a day trip to the beach we passed by this temple, and it is a beautifuly built building, however poeple around didnt seem friendly, so we didnt stop for long.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Recently I got to know about the essence of pradakshina in the temple. According to Vedas people are supposed to go around the temple in clockwise direction,the direction in which the earth rotates, but this principle works only if the temple is situated in Northern hemisphere. I'm glad to here that there is a healthy population of Hindus in Fiji,which... More

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Brisbane Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is claimed as the largest Hindu Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. It is nowhere near as large has similar temples found in India and elsewhere and if you have been to any of those, then give this one a miss. There is a very modest entry fee and if you are wearing shorts then "Salu"s (colourful cloths) will be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We loved the guide's description of this Temple, and his history lesson about the place. We were amazed at the prayer rites. We visited during Diwali, so the Temple had plenty of beautiful lights covering it. We had seen so many fireworks during our time in Fiji. The painting is skilful, and is redone every 12 years. My photos of... More

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Sigatoka, Fiji
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I am not a very religious person, but visiting this place always makes me feel that there is a supreme power somewhere out there. There is always a very positive energy surrounding this place and no matter what ever problems or issues that I face, visiting this place even without praying somehow provides the energy and the wisdom to resolve... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We were here to attend a wedding ceremony. The paintings on the ceilings are very beautiful. Visitors are not allowed to take photos of the inside sections. We had the opportunity to have nice vegetarian lunch prepared by the temple after the ceremony. The only drawback was the loud noise coming from sugar cane loco as it crosses the intersection.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Was a tour guide for a father and daughter from Australia. The father was a 81 year old and have just had cardiac operation. Upon paying the newly increased entry fees i went in with my guest just to be told by the priest that i am not allowed into the temple in front of my guest. I called the... More

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Gosford, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The biggest temple in the soutern hemisphere. Quite a colourful place. Visitors should take note of the rules when visiting. Dress codes and complete silence and no photographs should be strictly adhered to when inside the temples.

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