Nadi is the home to the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere and is a ‘must stop’ for visitors wishing to experience the cultural and architectural diversity for which Fiji is well known.
The three-part Sri Siva Subramaniya temple is dedicated to the deity Murugan whose statue, specially carved in India, is housed in the main temple. The second part of the complex is Ganesh temple, while the third section is the Meenakshi and Shiva temple.
The intricate craftsmanship of the individual statues within the temple is the work of eight craftsmen brought to Fiji from India. The height, weight, and width of each design has a specific religious meaning and the main sanctum of the building has been built to conform to the size of the statue it will house so that the correct vibrations are present for devotees during prayer.
The traditional Dravidian architecture of the temple is rarely seen outside India, and is , according to traditions, laid down thousands of years ago. If you decide to visit this unique structure, please remember this is a Holy Hindu Shrine and show the appropriate respect.