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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.

Popular Activities at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple

Ensure you have loads of time at Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Below are the best things to do:

Want to experience this famed attraction is an unique and memorable way? Then you must try out a Nadi Half-Day Tour.

Examine our Nadi things to do page to learn about even more activities while you're in the area.


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Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa ¥13,653
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.

    Nalagi Hotel ¥7,591
    Nalagi Hotel

    Nalagi Hotel

    LOt 20, DP2776 Martintar, Queens Highway, Nadi
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Wailoaloa Beach, Namaka Market, and Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple. Port Denarau and Port Denarau Marina are also within 6 mi (10 km).

      Sofitel Fiji Resort And Spa ¥15,359
      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 ¥20,909
        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 next to a golf course 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.

          Sheraton Fiji Resort ¥25,261
          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).

            DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji - Sonaisali Island ¥8,172
            DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji - Sonaisali Island

            DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Fiji - Sonaisali Island

            Naisali Island, Sonaisali Island
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Sonaisali Island resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, Port Denarau, and Port Denarau Marina. Wailoaloa Beach and Denarau Beach are also within 12 mi (20 km).

              The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji ¥21,935
              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

                Nestled on the beach, this 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).

                Fiji Gateway Hotel ¥5,862
                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, Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple, and Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool. Denarau Golf and Racquet Club is 8.9 mi (14.4 km) away.