Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple
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6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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.
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  • funchick37
    Christchurch, New Zealand257 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    SRI sira subramarita Temple Nadi
    Went to this temple today. Cost $5 entry. Is option of tour guide. Have to wear a sarong if not got legs covered. Is beautiful temple. Wish cld have taken photos inside as paintings so pretty.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Hawaii50
    Toowoomba, Australia1,176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Temple
    We visited the temple as part of a day tour we booked. The day we were there it had rained so the concrete was not hot for taking our shoes off to walk around, they also provide a sarong at the entry point to wear. The temple is lovely and the colours are amazing. You cannot take photos inside (unless you zoom in from the outer sections), the paintings on the ceiling are absolutely beautiful. There are prayer rooms at the back and the front which we saw several people worshiping. You only need about 20mins to see the temple, it’s s nice place to see.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Grandvisitor
    Whitianga, New Zealand303 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You should visit if in Nadi
    A beautiful temple which we were told was the largest hindu temple in the southern hemisphere. Entry fee $5 for which we were provided a sarong to cover our knees. Shoes were left at the entrance and no photos allowed - this was a pity as there some beautiful paintings. Several different prayer areas which were only allowed entry by devotees. Well worth a visit.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,674 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a short stop on the way to the coral coast
    Probably the biggest redeeming feature of the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple is its convenient location on the side of the queens highway, approximately 5km south of central Nadi. This Hindu temple is said to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. You can most of it from the free car park. If you want to go in it costs 5FJD and you need to wear appropriate attire (this will be provided). You cannot take photos within the temple. So overall I would suggest just stopping on your way to the coral coast, taking a picture and moving on.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 24, 2023
  • ABS
    San Francisco, California61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thank you Sri shiva temple
    The Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple in Nadi, Fiji, is a spiritual haven that leaves a lasting impression. This architectural marvel is a testament to Hindu culture and artistry, boasting intricate carvings and vibrant colors that captivate the eye. Upon entering, the temple exudes a serene ambiance with the fragrance of incense and soothing chants. Knowledgeable priests and staff graciously share the temple's rich history. The daily rituals and ceremonies are a visual feast and cultural immersion. The well-maintained grounds offer a peaceful escape, making it a must-visit destination in Fiji for a profound cultural and spiritual experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 11, 2023
  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, Maryland9,845 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A testament to the local Indian population.
    We stopped here with our rental car on our journey south to the Sand Dune National Park. Indians were brought to Fiji by the British in the 1800s as indentured servants to work in the sugar cane industry. Although this practice ended in the early 1900s, their descendants form a large part of today’s Fijian society. They built this colorful Hindu temple in 1986 in the ancient Dravidian architecture of their homeland. Entry was not possible to tourists during their current celebrations.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Vixster66
    Brisbane, Australia137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Sanctuary of Serenity: Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, Nadi, Fiji
    Nestled at the southern end of Nadi's bustling main road lies a tranquil haven that transcends the ordinary—the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. As the largest Hindu temple in the Pacific, this sacred structure is not only a marvel of spiritual significance but also a masterpiece of architectural beauty. Upon approaching the temple, I was immediately struck by its vibrant colors and the intricate craftsmanship that adorned its exterior. The elaborate murals and carvings seemed to narrate tales of mythology and devotion, inviting visitors to step into a world that bridges the divine and the earthly. The inner sanctum of the temple exudes an air of peace and reverence. It's a beautiful space that beckons the faithful, the curious, and those seeking a moment of contemplation alike. Sitting down to pray or meditate amidst the serene ambiance was an uplifting experience. The temple's atmosphere allows for introspection and spiritual connection, offering a poignant counterpoint to the liveliness of Nadi’s streets outside. It's important to note that the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is a place of deep cultural and religious significance. Visitors must embrace the responsibility of respecting its sanctity. Adhering to the temple's rules, such as refraining from photography within its premises, is a small but meaningful way to honor the temple's traditions and the community that cherishes it. During my visit, the interaction with the front desk staff was initially perfunctory. The welcome was not warm or inviting, which could be disheartening to those looking for an engaging cultural exchange. However, this veneer of aloofness soon gave way to a more pleasant interaction. As I expressed genuine interest and respect for the temple's cultural importance, the man at the front desk became more amiable and informative. His transformation from a stern gatekeeper to a friendly guide was a reminder that patience and openness can foster mutual understanding and enrich any travel experience. In conclusion, the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Fiji. It's a place where architectural grandeur and spiritual serenity blend seamlessly. While the initial reception might seem distant, the opportunity to learn and appreciate the rich heritage of this place is available to those who approach with respect and eagerness to embrace the local customs. This temple is not just a landmark; it's a profound cultural journey that stays with you long after you've left its peaceful embrace.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Carli M
    Canada400 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Meh
    There is nothing wrong with this temple, I'm sure it's a lovely temple but frankly unless you have no where else to be, don't bother exploring it. Takes about 5 to 10 mins to walk around (barefoot) and there is no signage to help explain it. I'd rather have been hanging out at my pool
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 4, 2023
  • A W
    5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful to look at But...
    It's a beautiful sight inside and out! However, you are not allowed to take photos inside and if you are not Hindu, you are limited from certain areas. So much color and gold trimming but pro tip: save the exorbitant fees ahead and pay through your hotel or resort closer to the date.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 27, 2024
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Ying C
Sydney, Australia11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We drove by the temple in the evening. It looks very beautiful from outside. So we decided to visit the temple during the day. Terrible experience.

A guy at the gate (near the entrance) yelled at us when we first entered the parking lot. We were told to go to the “office” at the end of the parking lot. We knew he must be referring to ticket office. But no sign that shows where the ticket office is. Looks like it was only a cafe? Before we made the effort to find the ticket office, another guy came to us (at the other gate) and said we must get a guide (from the ticket office) to come in with us (in a very rude way!). the reason for getting a tour guide, according to this guy, is - in certain places of the temple, only a tour guide can take us in????? Seriously?! why do we need a guide to guide us around in a place where one could easily walk around and finish the tour within 5 mins?

It was very disappointing and we decided to walk away. Thought We could just take a photo from outside. Guess what?! The second guy followed us and said “no photos”. If you don’t pay to get the ticket and tour guide, you can’t even take a photo from outside!

A few other tourists saw the whole thing and walked away as well.

I can understand a temple charges admission fee, but hey! What’s the point of getting a tour guide to come in with us???

The second guy looked like people who work there as he came out from the other gate of the temple. He could also be (unlikely tho) some random dodgy people trying to scam tourists. Either way, there’s some serious management issues.
Written March 6, 2020
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Candice K
113 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Was taken here on a day trip. You need to wear a sarong to cover legs. No shoes can be worn inside so you have to walk along dirty hot mats to get inside. I wouldn't have chosen to go here if it wasn't part of a day trip. It was very beautiful and colourful. And it was interesting to learn a little bit about how the temple has been built.
Written January 21, 2020
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Surfiegal
Melbourne, Australia54 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We left feeling very disappointed.

$5 entry fee, remove shoes, skirts onto cover legs, wait for guide who gives you 5 minute tour. That is all okay. No photos allowed inside the temple of the gods and the painted ceiling, This of course we understand.

But the guide would only let us take photos or even view the temple from the very front side from where you enter and exit. We weren't allowed to walk around to see the sides of the temple, even to see the side you could view from the street. So we missed all the colourful sides that you see the advertised photos of the temples.

The photo below is the only view we were allowed to see / take photos of, which isn't detailed at all like the other sides :(
Written June 27, 2022
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K Y
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
For a visitor who is not a devotee of the religion, there is nothing remarkable about the temple, be it its architecture, history or religious significance.

What's worse is the priest who was working as a sort of guide onsite. When he learnt that I was travelling solo, he kept asking where partner was, why he were not here with me. It was making me very uncomfortable.

After he told me the name of the gods there, he asked me to wait and when he came back he asked me to sit on the table where he was having lunch. He insisted I eat with him which I declined. When I realised there is nothing more he would say about the temple I stood up to leave him alone. He then asked for my facebook, I was so uncomfortable that I said I didn't use facebook. He then asked for my number, I said I only had a data card and couldn't make calls. He then asked for my home number, I said why? He said so you could call me. At that point I was feeling really being harassed and said no. He was like ok ok.

This experience in a place of worship really grossed me out, I was feeling truly disgusted.
Written April 16, 2022
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Phil-Joel
Sydney, Australia739 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I principally wanted to visit because the About info states this is the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere. That is not true as this is the largest Hindu temple in the Pacific, which explains why we felt a little underwhelmed when we first lay our eyes on the building.
Anyway that aside, we paid our entry fee, walked around, admired the architecture & paintings inside, took a few photos & were gone in about 30 minutes.
It’s worth visiting as part of a day out of your holiday.
Written February 27, 2023
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Rowan H
Cairns, Australia1,674 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Probably the biggest redeeming feature of the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple is its convenient location on the side of the queens highway, approximately 5km south of central Nadi.

This Hindu temple is said to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

You can most of it from the free car park. If you want to go in it costs 5FJD and you need to wear appropriate attire (this will be provided). You cannot take photos within the temple.

So overall I would suggest just stopping on your way to the coral coast, taking a picture and moving on.
Written August 25, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

gborotraveler
South Pole267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Visited as part of a tour package. I must say it was wonderful. The artwork was amazing. Our guide was a member of the temple so he really went in depth explaining the murals, the Hindu stories for the:and more. Just an amazing experience at a lovely temple. The vegetarian restaurant next door is part of the complex. Delicious.
Written November 21, 2022
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Hawaii50
Toowoomba, Australia1,176 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We visited the temple as part of a day tour we booked. The day we were there it had rained so the concrete was not hot for taking our shoes off to walk around, they also provide a sarong at the entry point to wear. The temple is lovely and the colours are amazing. You cannot take photos inside (unless you zoom in from the outer sections), the paintings on the ceiling are absolutely beautiful. There are prayer rooms at the back and the front which we saw several people worshiping. You only need about 20mins to see the temple, it’s s nice place to see.
Written August 14, 2023
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Vixster66
Brisbane, Australia137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Nestled at the southern end of Nadi's bustling main road lies a tranquil haven that transcends the ordinary—the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. As the largest Hindu temple in the Pacific, this sacred structure is not only a marvel of spiritual significance but also a masterpiece of architectural beauty.

Upon approaching the temple, I was immediately struck by its vibrant colors and the intricate craftsmanship that adorned its exterior. The elaborate murals and carvings seemed to narrate tales of mythology and devotion, inviting visitors to step into a world that bridges the divine and the earthly.

The inner sanctum of the temple exudes an air of peace and reverence. It's a beautiful space that beckons the faithful, the curious, and those seeking a moment of contemplation alike. Sitting down to pray or meditate amidst the serene ambiance was an uplifting experience. The temple's atmosphere allows for introspection and spiritual connection, offering a poignant counterpoint to the liveliness of Nadi’s streets outside.

It's important to note that the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is a place of deep cultural and religious significance. Visitors must embrace the responsibility of respecting its sanctity. Adhering to the temple's rules, such as refraining from photography within its premises, is a small but meaningful way to honor the temple's traditions and the community that cherishes it.

During my visit, the interaction with the front desk staff was initially perfunctory. The welcome was not warm or inviting, which could be disheartening to those looking for an engaging cultural exchange. However, this veneer of aloofness soon gave way to a more pleasant interaction. As I expressed genuine interest and respect for the temple's cultural importance, the man at the front desk became more amiable and informative. His transformation from a stern gatekeeper to a friendly guide was a reminder that patience and openness can foster mutual understanding and enrich any travel experience.

In conclusion, the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Fiji. It's a place where architectural grandeur and spiritual serenity blend seamlessly. While the initial reception might seem distant, the opportunity to learn and appreciate the rich heritage of this place is available to those who approach with respect and eagerness to embrace the local customs. This temple is not just a landmark; it's a profound cultural journey that stays with you long after you've left its peaceful embrace.
Written November 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ABS
San Francisco, CA61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
The Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple in Nadi, Fiji, is a spiritual haven that leaves a lasting impression. This architectural marvel is a testament to Hindu culture and artistry, boasting intricate carvings and vibrant colors that captivate the eye. Upon entering, the temple exudes a serene ambiance with the fragrance of incense and soothing chants. Knowledgeable priests and staff graciously share the temple's rich history. The daily rituals and ceremonies are a visual feast and cultural immersion. The well-maintained grounds offer a peaceful escape, making it a must-visit destination in Fiji for a profound cultural and spiritual experience.
Written September 11, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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