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 Zealand248 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 August 2023
  • Hawaii50
    Toowoomba, Australia1,119 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 14 August 2023
  • Grandvisitor
    Whitianga, New Zealand318 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 15 August 2023
  • Rowan H
    Cairns, Australia1,380 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 August 2023
  • ABS
    San Francisco, California25 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, Maryland9,115 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Vixster66
    Brisbane, Australia157 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
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Carli M
    Canada270 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
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 December 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
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 February 2024
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Georgia K
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
The Temple is beautiful! However I strongly recommend putting shoes in your backpack if you have one with you. I traveled with friends and one of them had their shoes stolen within the 10 minutes we were inside the temple. Our tour guide tried to help us locate them but the staff weren’t being very cooperative in trying to recover the lost shoes. The experience here left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth unfortunately.
Written 5 April 2024
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caiyun y
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Picures online are better than the reality, might be because the weather? The temple and staff are nice, but the environment around there is not as clean as I thought unfortunately. Hope it gets better in future.
Written 24 March 2024
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A W
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
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.
Written 27 February 2024
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Carli M
Canada270 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
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
Written 4 December 2023
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Berney B
Western Australia, Australia52 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The temple is okay, nothing that special, could probably skip if not heading that way.
$5 entrance fee not too bad though.
Written 11 November 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.

Vixster66
Brisbane, Australia157 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 5 November 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.

MikeFo
Brighton, UK1,098 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It is a compatively modern Hindu temple nice enough and unsurprisingly not really competing well with what you can find in India, be sure to check opening times before committing to a visit.
Written 17 October 2023
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD9,115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
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.
Written 17 September 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, CA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 11 September 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.

Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK3,574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
The temple is at the southern end of Nadi town just beyond the shops so is within a short walk from the market and bus terminus. You can see much of the exterior from the roadside if you weren’t wishing to pay the $5 entrance fee.
Written 5 September 2023
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