When to visit?

The front monastery area, including Kadavul temple, is open daily from 9am to noon. Please come early. No additional time frame is open except to Hindus on formal pilgrimage who have made advance arrangements as described further below.

Hindus may attend the daily 9am Siva puja in Kadavul temple. It lasts about 1.5 hours. After the puja, you may view part of the under-construction Iraivan Temple through a nearby telescope.

Members of the Hindu religion may contact us in advance to arrange their visit as more formal pilgrims with special access to perform sadhanas at various times on the grounds on multiple days. Being on formal pilgrimage also grants access to occasional special pujas. Note, you cannot stay at the monastery itself.

Monastic Retreat Days

Please note that our monastery follows the traditional lunar calendar, panchangam. The dates listed below are known as "monastic retreat days," or days off. Hindus on pre-arranged pilgrimages should expected less access to sadhana activities on these monastic retreat days. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami and the monks are generally not available to meet with guests on these days.

These retreat days are good ones for pilgrims to use to schedule their Kauai outings -- Napali Coast boat tours, trips to Waimea Canyon, beach day with the family, etc.

March 2020
1-3, 8-10, 15-16, 23-24, 30-31

April 2020
1-12, 14-15, 21-22, 29-30

May 2020
1, 6-8, 14-15, 21-22, 29-30

June 2020
4-6, 12-13, 20-21, 27-28

July 2020
4-6, 12-13, 19-20, 27-28

August 2020
2-15, 18-19, 25-26

September 2020
1-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30

October 2020
1-2, 9-10, 15-16, 23-24, 30-31

November 2020
1, 8-9, 14-15, 21-22, 29-30

December 2020
1-14, 21-22, 29-31

January 2021
5-6, 12-13, 20-21, 27-29

February 2021
4-5, 10-11, 18-20, 26-28

March 2021
5-6, 12-13, 20-22, 27-29

April 2021
3-4, 10-11, 18-20, 26-28