Public Guided Tours
(These have not yet resumed.) Approximately once a week, a guided tour begins at 9am in the gazebo at the monastery entrance, 107 Kaholalele Road. It lasts about two hours. The tour is free, however love offerings are welcomed, as donations from visitors are what allows us to continue building the new Iraivan Temple and beautify this sanctuary. Parking is very limited, therefore reservations are required. Please call toll free 1-888-735-1619 to find out upcoming tour dates and reserve your parking space. (Please note, there are no public guided tours in the month of December, or in the first two weeks of April and August.) Reservations are not required if you arrive by taxi and the taxi does not stay. Highlights of the walking tour include:
- Introduction to the monastery and Hinduism
- The spiritual sanctuary with its botanical gardens, waterways and ponds
- View the under-construction granite Iraivan Temple--a noble icon of Hinduism's beauty and greatness
- The awesome, monolithic, 20,000-pound, 12-foot-tall black granite statue of God Siva as Dakshinamurthi
- Kadavul Hindu Temple with its central sanctum housing an exquisite, 6-foot-tall bronze statue of God Siva as Nataraja, Lord of the Dance. The temple also houses Iraivan Temple's future 700-pound, 39-inch-tall quartz crystal Sivalingam deity.