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Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple

Visit the largest Hindu temple in the Southern Hemisphere to admire Dravidian architecture and be part of colorful religious celebrations.

Near the center of Nadi, next to the Nadi River, is the Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple. It is the largest temple of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit the temple to admire its traditional Dravidian architecture and intricate carvings of Hindu gods, relax amid its peaceful confines and take part in colorful festivals.

In the past, Fiji attracted Indian migrants who came here to work on the sugar plantations. In 1984, eight craftsmen from India were invited to build a huge temple complex. Take time to admire the pyramid-shaped temples, each of which is characterized by a step design and adorned with intricate sculptures of gods, kings and warriors.

The complex honors Lord Murugan, the god of the seasonal rains, and a statue of the lord dominates the main temple. Other temples in the complex worship Ganesh, the elephant god, and Shiva, the supreme god. You’ll also find colorful frescoes depicting scenes from the Hindu religion.

After exploring the temples, find a spot to sit and enjoy the tranquility of the complex or to meditate. Come back in the early evening to watch the sun set over Denarau Island.

If you can, time your visit to the temple to coincide with one of the festivals or celebrations that take place throughout the year. One such event is the monthly Karthingai Puja festival, when devotees flock to the temple to offer fruit and flowers to the deities. Bigger festivals include Thaipusam in January and Panguni Uthiram Thiru-naal in April.

Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple is at the southern end of the main shopping street in Nadi and can be reached by taxi from the airport, or by public bus from many Viti Levu resorts. You are welcome to enter the temple if you haven’t eaten meat on the day of your visit, and if you respect the temple’s etiquette. You should cover your shoulders and legs, and refrain from talking or taking photographs while inside the temple. The complex is open from around sunrise to sunset, but closes for a few hours in the early afternoon. There is no admission fee.

Give yourself loads of time at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Below are some of the most popular activities:

Why don't you consider trying a Nadi Half-Day Tour or a Half Day Nadi Sightseeing & Mudpool Tour?

If you're chasing even more options, peruse our Nadi things to do page.


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Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa ¥11,469
Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

Denarau Island, Nadi
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Denarau Beach, Port Denarau, and Port Denarau Marina. Denarau Golf and Racquet Club is 1 mi (1.5 km) away.

    Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa ¥10,786
    Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa

    Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa

    Beachfront, Denarau Island, Nadi
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Denarau Beach, Port Denarau, and Port Denarau Marina. Denarau Golf and Racquet Club is 0.6 mi (1 km) away.

      Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island ¥10,786
      Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

      Radisson Blu Resort Fiji Denarau Island

      Resort Drive, Denarau Island, Nadi
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 2 mi (3 km) of Denarau Golf and Racquet Club, Port Denarau, and Port Denarau Marina. Denarau Beach is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away.

        Fiji Gateway Hotel ¥5,992
        Fiji Gateway Hotel

        Fiji Gateway Hotel

        Opposite Nadi Airport, Queens Highway, Nadi
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Denarau Golf and Racquet Club is 8.7 mi (14 km) away.

          The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji ¥12,709
          The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

          The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

          Denarau Island North, P.o. Box 9081, Nadi
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Nadi resort is within a 10-minute walk of Denarau Golf and Racquet Club and Denarau Beach. Port Denarau and Port Denarau Marina are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Nadi Downtown Hotel ¥4,794
            Nadi Downtown Hotel

            Nadi Downtown Hotel

            Main Street, Nadi town, Nadi
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Offering direct access to the beach, this Nadi hotel is in the city center, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Denarau Beach and Port Denarau. Port Denarau Marina and Denarau Golf and Racquet Club are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Tokatoka Resort Hotel ¥7,790
              Tokatoka Resort Hotel

              Tokatoka Resort Hotel

              Queens Highway, Nadi
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located near the airport, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Garden of the Sleeping Giant, Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Denarau Beach and Port Denarau are also within 9 mi (15 km).

                Sheraton Fiji Resort ¥11,842
                Sheraton Fiji Resort

                Sheraton Fiji Resort

                Denarau Island South, Po Box 9081, Nadi
                   
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Nadi, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Denarau Golf and Racquet Club and Denarau Beach. Port Denarau and Port Denarau Marina are also within 1 mi (2 km).