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Monastery Temporarily Closed to Public

With increasing concerns flooding in from devotees around the world for the health and safety of our monks and island members, we are reminded of just how much love there is out there for this small band of souls. Like most, we have been following the potentially dangerous COVID-19 pandemic, and just today we heard of the first case on our little island. Each day visitors from all over the world arrive here. Satguru and the senior monastics have concluded that it is prudent to temporarily restrict access to the monastery, for the health of our island community, pilgrims, members and monks. Self-isolation is regarded as the primary strategy against this fast-moving virus.

For now, only Church members and pre-approved persons will be allowed to enter the monastery grounds. The MiniMela will be closed. Kadavul Temple will continue daily pujas for monks and members. Visitors will still have access to the sacred Rudraksha Forest.

Gratefully, all here are well. We thank you for understanding and hope to reopen access to Kadavul Temple as soon as it is deemed appropriate. In the days ahead we hope you stay safe and in good health, which is important for all on the spiritual path.

Aum Namah Sivaya. Sivaya Namah Aum.

9 Responses to “Monastery Temporarily Closed to Public”

  1. Rajeshwari Parasivam says:

    Thank You, gratitude on this side of the world for all your spiritual guidance worldwide, knowing you are All well and taking the mesures to stay safe in these unchartered times, Aum

  2. Vatshalan says:

    We are thankful for this news! This demonstrates the importance of the issue to our community of Siva devotees and that everyone must do their part to halt the progression of this virus. Our collective health will deliver our individual health.

  3. Amma Anne Deer says:

    Love and blessings : ) Your actions, calm my mind.


    With prayers for quick recovery from the unknown epidemic that is affecting living beings all and sundry.
    Wise and prudent decision by Satguru is welcome.

  5. Jai Sivakumara says:

    Aum. Lord Siva protect from Covid-19 all Monks at Kauai’s Hindu Monastery. Lord Siva, and by your immense grace, wherever possible, mitigate the suffering from sickness of any and all persons around the world who may be affected by this new virus. After, this event, may recovery be complete and life return to normal for all. May health return to the sick and economic well being to those who may suffer loss. Let us pray . Aum

  6. Ed Hawk says:

    Glad to hear of your decision to close the monastery to the public. It will take time to overcome this pandemic. Your digital presence and your openness to your church members is more than anyone could ask for. We all pray for a quick return to a healthier world.

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  8. Sankuthi says:

    Jai Jai Shree Maha Ganesh!

    Thank you Satguru for closing the Monastery for the safety of our beloved Swamis and Monks! This is a wake up call for us all to learn to protect one another and rise up to the challenge! A challenge for the Scientists/Doctors and a stronger message to all the spiritual leaders of the world! For the odd one who may have known of this challenge, it is his/her utmost duty to pray even harder, perhaps even turning a new leaf in that individual’s spiritual path! May the spread of the virus diminish and we all recover from this deadly virus and recover economically, financially, emotionally and physically. With such a spread of this deadly virus, it is also the duty of the world leaders to continuously educate their people honestly and sincerely about diet, good hygiene, proper nutrition and above all caring for one another!

    A Hindu takes the long view of knowing that reincarnation will give the chance to complete the unfinished work that needs to be done!


  9. Peetamba Trishula says:

    I’m in the UK…………I’ve got it. A very prudent move by Satguru and one which we should all seek to emulate to protect the already sick and vulnerable. I was meticulous with my protocol and still contracted this nasty virus, thankfully so far it is relatively mild, just a persistent fever. But I take solace in that this too is all Siva and his cosmic dance. Aum Namasivaya

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