The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is the largest Hindu temple in the southern hemisphere, a wildly colorful and ornate structure that reflects a Dravidian architectural style rarely seen outside of India. In fact, it was Indian craftspeople who painted and carved the temple’s most impressive features, including its detailed wooden deities and intricate ceiling frescos.
A visit here is a must for anybody looking to experience the religious, cultural and architectural diversity of Fiji. The temple complex is divided into three, with the deity Murugan—to which the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is dedicated—housed in the main temple. The second part of the complex is the Ganesh temple, while the third is dedicated to the deities Meenakshi and Shiva.
Visit the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple as part of a half-day tour from Nadi, incorporating stops at a local handicrafts shop and the Namaka Market, as well as visits to the Garden of the Sleeping Giant and the mud pools at Sabeto Hot Springs.
The Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple is located at the southern end of Queens Road, the main road that runs through Nadi. Be sure to dress conservatively for your visit (or borrow a sarong at the entrance) and remember to remove your shoes.